Sharon Van Etten
Monday 01 July 2019, 7:30pm - 11pm
this show will now take place at The Waterfront, original tickets remain valid
Sharon Van Etten is thrilled to announce details of a 33-date world tour for 2019 in support of her forthcoming new album, Remind Me Tomorrow. The tour kicks off in the US on the 6th February in Washington, and runs through to 11th April in Stockholm. Van Etten will arrive in the UK in March for six dates including a night at The Roundhouse in London on 26th March and a handful of summer dates, which UEA is lucky to be one of.
Van Etten returned earlier this month with the announcement of her fifth full-length album and her first in over four years, Remind Me Tomorrow, out 18th January 2019 on Jagjaguwar, and the new single, “Comeback Kid.” Written while pregnant, going to school for psychology, and after taking The OA audition, Remind Me Tomorrow was written in stolen time: in scraps of hours wedged between myriad endeavors — Van Etten guest-starred in The OA, and brought her music onstage in David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks. Off-screen, she wrote her first score for Katherine Dieckmann’s movie Strange Weather and the closing title song for Tig Notaro’s show, Tig. The breadth of her passions (musical, emotional, otherwise), of new careers and projects and lifelong roles, have inflected this album with a wise sense of a warped-time perspective. It reckons with the life that gets lived when you put off the small and inevitable maintenance in favor of something more present.
Sharon Van Etten’s Remind Me Tomorrow comes four years after Are We There, a top 10 critically praised album of 2014, and reckons with the life that gets lived when you put off the small and inevitable maintenance in favor of something more present. Throughout Remind Me Tomorrow, Sharon Van Etten veers towards the driving, dark glimmer moods that have illuminated the edges of her music and pursues them full force. With curling low vocals and brave intimacy, Remind Me Tomorrow is an ambitious album that provokes our most sensitive impulses: reckless affections, spirited nurturing, and tender courage. Working alongside producer John Congleton, the resulting songs are as resonating as ever, the themes are still an honest and subtle approach to love and longing, but Congleton has plucked out new idiosyncrasies from Van Etten’s sound. He helped flip the signature Van Etten ratio, making the album more energetic-upbeat than minimal-meditative.
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