Neko Case plans northeastern swing
Thursday, January 3, 2008
– Neko Case is scheduled to set off in late January for a six-date tour which will take her through the northeastern U.S. to many cities where she has never played before.
November saw the re-release of a deluxe version of the widely lauded "Fox Confessor Bring the Flood" 2007 also marked the re-release of Neko's 2002 "Blacklisted" and "Furnace Room Lullaby" (2000).
During the year, Case toured with Rufus Wainwright, appeared at the inaugural Stagecoach Music Festivaland recorded a disc with the New Pornographers.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 25 - Tarrytown, NY at Music Hall
Jan. 26- Ithaca, NY at State Theatre
Jan. 27- Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
Jan. 31 - Albany, NY at The Egg
Feb. 1-Providence, RI at Lupos
Feb. 2 - Northampton, MA at Calvin Theatre
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