Chambers is no longer "Bittersweet"
Thursday, June 4, 2015
– The wait may have been bittersweet for Aussie country singer Kasey Chambers, but her award-winning disc "Bittersweet" will be out in July on Rounder Records.
Chambers, who release "Bittersweet" on July 14, also will hit the U.S. for a short tour.
"BIttersweet" is the first disc in five years for Chambers, who gained critical acclaim here with her very first disc, "The Captain," 15 years ago. "Bittersweet" was released in Australia last August by Warner. The album, which contained 12 songs,m won Best Country album at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014.
"Bittersweet" is her 10th studio album and first solo record since 2010′s "Little Bird." The disc was produced by Nick DiDia, known for his work with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and The Wallflowers. This is the first album not produced by Chambers' brother, Nash.
Tour dates are:
July 29 - San Francisco, the Chapel
July 31 - Portland, Oregon, Aladdin Theater
Aug. 1 - Seattle, Tractor Tavern
Aug. 4 - Nashville, City Winery
Aug. 5 - Atlanta, Variety Playhouse
Aug. 6 -Alexandria, Virginia, the Birchmere
Aug. 7 - New York City, City Winery
Aug. 8 - New York City, Americana Music Association at Lincoln Center
Aug. 9 - Boston, the Sinclair
Aug. 11 - Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Ark
Aug. 12 - Evanston, Illinois, Space
Aug. 13 - Minneapolis, Cedar Cultural Center
Aug. 14 - Lyon, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
Aug. 15 - Los Angeles, El Rey Theatre
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