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British Singer Lianne La Havas Returns to North America for 18-City Spring Headlining Tour

Date : 12/11/2012 @ 8:30PM
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British Singer Lianne La Havas Returns to North America for 18-City Spring Headlining Tour


London-based singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas returns to North America this spring for 18 headlining shows in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago, and Nashville. The full schedule is below, and tickets go on sale December 14 unless otherwise noted. The dates are in support of her highly praised debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, out now on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Matt Hales (Aqualung), the album was recorded in Los Angeles and Brooklyn during the summer of 2011. La Havas recently made her debut performances on the Late Show with David Letterman and on Conan. La Havas' live show has been described by the New Yorker as "stunning" and GQ noted of a recent concert, "Her voice was like velvet, so beautiful and filled with such soul and emotion... a totally original singer; playing her guitar, singing her own songs that transported the room."

"I feel like we've made a very eclectic-sounding record," says La Havas of Is Your Love Big Enough?. "I'm really pleased about that, because I love the idea of creating something you can't put into one box. My voice and guitar-playing tie all the songs together. I'm very influenced by jazz, as well as soul, blues, and folk music, because of the storytelling elements. I'm singing about my life and am drawn to writing about the complications of love and being in love. The album is like a map of the route I have taken through life and love over the past three years."

The daughter of a Greek father and a Jamaican mother, La Havas fell in love with music at a young age and cites her parents' tastes as a huge influence. Her dad, who played accordion, piano, and guitar, favored jazz artists like Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, while her mother loved female soul-R&B singers like Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and Mary J. Blige. La Havas's acclaim has been steadily growing over the last two-and-a-half years. Before Is Your Love Big Enough?, she released two critically praised EPs; performed a series of sold-out concerts around the UK, US, and Europe; and made a handful of high-profile media appearances, including a performance on the BBC's Later with Jools Holland on a bill with Bon Iver, which led to the opening slot on that group's US tour last winter. In addition to Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Alicia Keys, many of La Havas' musical heroes have come to hear her perform, asked her to open for them, or invited her to collaborate, including Prince, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, and Erykah Badu.


                               Lianne La Havas
                          North American Tour Dates

             Tickets on sale December 14 unless otherwise noted

Sunday, March 17        Dallas, TX            House of Blues, Cambridge Room
Wednesday, March 20 #   Los Angeles, CA       El Rey
Friday, March 22 *      San Francisco, CA     Great American Music Hall
Sunday, March 24        Seattle, WA           Crocodile Cafe
Monday, March 25        Portland, OR          Doug Fir
Tuesday, March 26       Vancouver, BC         Rio Theatre
Friday, March 29        Boulder, CO           Boulder Theatre
Sunday, March 31        Minneapolis, MN       Varsity
Monday, April 1 **      Chicago, IL           Lincoln Hall
Tuesday, April 2        Detroit, MI           Magic Bag
Thursday, April 4       Toronto, ON           Opera House
Friday, April 5         Montreal, QC          Corona
Saturday, April 6       Boston, MA            The Sinclair
Sunday, April 7         Philadelphia, PA      World Café Live
Tuesday, April 9        New York, NY          Webster Hall
Friday, April 12 ***    Washington, DC        930 Club
Saturday, April 13      Atlanta, GA           The Loft
Sunday April 14         Nashville, TN         3rd & Lindsley

                            # on sale date TBD
                       *Tickets on sale December 16
                      ** Tickets on sale December 15
                      *** Tickets on sale December 13


For more information, visit liannelahavas.com or publicity.nonesuch.com, or contact: Luke Burland Warner Bros. Records luke.burland@wbr.com 818.953.3764 Melissa Cusick Nonesuch Records melissa.cusick@nonesuch.com 212.707.2912



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