(New York - NY) - British singer-songwriter-producer Imogen Heap announced today her first US tour in support of her third solo album, Ellipse. Beginning in Santa Barbara, CA on November 8, the two-time Grammy nominee will crisscross the country for 4 weeks ending in Philadelphia, PA on December 2.
Heap released the critically acclaimed Ellipse (RCA Records) in late August. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Internet Album Chart and #2 on the Digital Album chart. The release is Heap's first Top 5 record and marks her highest-ever chart position.
Heap performed "First Train Home," the first single from Ellipse, on The Late Show With David Letterman in August. This summer, the single was named "Pick of the Week" by USA Today, saying: “…Heap offers a shimmering, percolating electro-pop soundscape that is grounded by her warm, breathy vocals." Wired Magazine called it "…her densest, richest work yet" with The Wall Street Journal adding: "Ellipse is modern pop full of invention."
Heap began writing the 13 tracks featured on Ellipse the same day she finished her tour for Speak For Yourself, her breakthrough 2005 album. The songs on Ellipse began to take shape on the road as Heap traveled from Hawaii, Fiji, Tasmania, Japan, China and Thailand. The artist then returned home to London, where she continued work on the record. Remaining true to her do-it-yourself ethos, she built her new studio in the "playroom" of her old family home (an 18th century 'oval villa' restored by her parents) on the outskirts of London.
Below please find a full listing of Imogen Heap's tour dates:
November 8 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre
November 9 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda
November 10 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
November 12 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
November 17 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
November 18 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
November 20 Nashville, TN Exit In
November 21 Knoxville, TN Square Room
November 22 Atlanta, GA Variety Theater
November 24 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
November 26 Toronto, Canada Queen Elizabeth Hall
November 30 Washington D.C. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
December 1 New York, NY Irving Plaza
December 2 Philadelphia, PA TLA