k.d. lang makes confession tonight
Monday, April 11, 2011
– k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang will perform I Confess
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The track is the lead single from "Sing it Loud," due out tomorrow on Nonesuch Records.
To celebrate its release, lang and her new band will play the album in its entirety tonight at Los Angeles' Troubadour and at (le) poisson rouge in New York City on Thursday, April 14. They'll appear on Good Morning America (April 14) and The View (April 15). On April 29, lang and the Siss Boom Bang will join KCRW for a live session at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio, which will air on KCRW/Los Angeles' "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on May 16.
"Sing it Loud" is lang's first studio album since 2008's "Watershed," which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, and her first record made entirely with a band of her own since her early albums with the Reclines. She and the Siss Boom Bang-comprising Joe Pisapia (a multi-instrumentalist who co-produced the album with lang and serves as musical director), Daniel Clarke (keyboards), Fred Eltringham (drums/percussion), Joshua Grange (baritone guitar, Dobro), and Lex Price (bass) - recorded it at Pisapia's Middletree Studios in Nashville.
"The second the band walked in, the energy was palpable," lang said. "'Sing it Loud' is actually probably the pinnacle of my creative life because it happened so fast, so naturally, and with so much joy."
lang and the Siss Boom Bang will play the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Cal. on May 1 and kick off a North American tour in June.
Tour dates are:
April 11 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
May 1 Indio, CA Stagecoach Festival/Palomino Stage, 9:30 p.m.
June 16 Rochester, NY Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
June 17 Toronto, ON Luminato Festival
June 18 London, England Grand Theatre
June 20 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
June 22 Indianapolis, IN Carmel Performing Arts Center
June 23 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
June 30 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens
July 6 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Filene Center
July 8 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 9 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
July 10 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
July 12 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall
July 15 Boone, NC Appalachian Summer Festival
July 30 Oakville, CA Robert Mondavi Winery
Oct. 14 Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center
Oct. 19 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
lang also will play the following locales although no dates have been released.
Ann Arbor, MI
Salt Lake City, UT
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