UK soul chanteuse and two-time Brit Award nominee JESSIE WARE has announced that she will follow her European tour dates with a strings of shows in North America, visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York City in October. Please see below for all upcoming dates. Tickets are available via lottery. Register at http://ballot.jessieware.com for the chance to get first priority tickets.
On tour Jessie will be performing tracks from her critically acclaimed debut album Devotion as well as her brand-new song “Tough Love,” available tomorrow for digital download and for streaming on digital subscription services.
“Tough Love” was written by Jessie and BenZel (production duo Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco) and produced by BenZel. Details about a single release in the U.S. will be revealed soon. In the meantime, watch the video for “Tough Love” HERE.
Jessie’s full-length Mercury Prize nominated debut Devotion showcased her soulful, melancholy vocals and effortlessly elegant songwriting skills. Now she is hard at work on her forthcoming sophomore album out this fall on PMR Records / Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records. The album is executive produced by BenZel, the production duo of Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco. Ware also teamed with her Devotion collaborators Dave Okumu, Julio Bashmore, and Kid Harpoon, as well as Miguel, Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford, Toronto’s Nineteen85 (Drake), and Ed Sheeran.
Meanwhile, critics are raving about “Tough Love,” with Pitchfork calling it “a crystalline ballad, which brings to mind Prince at his minimalist ‘80s best,” while Nylon calls it “a soulful breakup anthem that’s simultaneously heartbreaking and addictive.” Billboard says: “The wide-open spaces and minimalist touches — a reverberating bass string, slight tremors at the end of every word — induce chills.” London’s The Guardian raves: “Behind Ware’s gorgeously feather-light vocals lies the emotional punch of a prize fighter.”
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Jessie’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
09/24 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, Holland
09/25 Basen Warsaw, Poland
09/26 Trabendo Paris, France
10/02 St John at Hackney London, UK
10/03 Manchester Cathedral Manchester, UK
10/21 The Chapel San Francisco, CA
10/23 The Tower Los Angeles, CA
10/26 The Great Hall Toronto, ON
10/28 Brooklyn Masonic Temple Brooklyn, NY
For more about Jessie:
- Jessie Ware's sophomore album 'Tough Love' now available for pre-order
- Pure Bathing Culture cover Jessie Ware's "Wildest Moments"
- Jessie Ware releases music video for brand new song 'Tough Love'
- Jessie Ware release new video for 'Say You Love Me'
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