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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.

Ottawa, Canada

Ann Arbor, MI

Calgary, Canada

Salt Lake City, UT

Boulder, CO

Denver, CO

Regina, Canada

Edmonton, Canada

Seattle, WA

Vancouver, Canada

Victoria, Canada

Burlington, VT

Kettering, OH

Highmount, NY

Binghampton, NY

Kelowna, BC

Spokane, WA

Jacksonville, OR

Saratoga, CA

Portland, OR

Burnaby, Canada

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Reintarnation CD review - Reintarnation
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Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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