Thursday, April 26, 2012


2012 is shaping up to be a banner year for Sharon Van Etten with the release of the oft-lauded Tramp in February, two late night TV performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan, dozens of sold-out shows across the US and upcoming festival appearances at Crossing Brooklyn FerryNewport Folk FestivalLollapalooza,Outside LandsCaldera Festival and ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror. Sharon Van Etten will extend her reign through the summer months with more headlining shows in the Midwest and on the West Coast including two dates with Andrew Bird, with whom she shared the bill at NPR Music's SXSW showcase. A full list of dates is below.

Upcoming Tour Dates (new dates in bold)
Wed. Apr. 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
Thu. Apr. 26 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge ^
Fri. Apr. 27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Mayday Northside ^
Sat. Apr. 28 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Lecture Hall ^
Thu. May 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Crossing Brooklyn Ferry)
Wed. May 16 - London, UK @ Scala *
Thu. May 17 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute *
Fri. May 18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan's *
Sun. May 20 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Mon. May 21 - Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Wed. May 23 - Brussels, BE @ The AB Club
Thu. May 24 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Sat. May 26 - Utrecht, NE @ Le Guess Who Festival
Mon. May 28 - Barbican, UK @ Big Star Show
Tue. May 29 - Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenberg
Wed. May 30 - Cologne, DE @ Studio 672
Thu. May 31 - Cologne, DE @ Studio 672
Fri. June 1 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Festival
Thu. June 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue. July 10 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Wed. July 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club
Thu. July 12 - Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
Sat. July 14 - Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival
Tue. July 17 - Kristiansand, NO @ Kilden Supersonic
Sat. July 28 - Newport, RI @ Fort Adams State Park (Newport Folk Festival)
Sun. July 29 - Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
Mon. July 30 - Ottawa, ON @ TBD
Tue. July 31 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix %
Thu. Aug. 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall %
Fri. Aug. 3 - Chicago, IL @ Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
Sat. Aug. 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue %
Tue. Aug. 7 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Wed. Aug. 8 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Fri. Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands)
Sun. Aug. 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre #
Tue. Aug. 14 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Wed. Aug. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri. Aug. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sat. Aug. 18 - Jackson, WY @ Caldera Festival #
Sun. Aug. 19 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
Mon. Aug. 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Sat. Sept. 22 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theater (ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror)

^ w/ Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak)
* w/ Exitmusic
% w/ Tennis
# w/ Andrew Bird

Praise for Sharon Van Etten:

"Sharon Van Etten's distinctive songs and 'one-woman show' will take her far in the coming years. While we keep waiting for the careers of many of her contemporaries to stabilize, it seems that Van Etten is already there. It's refreshing to come across a singer-songwriter so self-assured and truly interesting, one quietly growing stronger before our eyes." - Seattle Gay News

"As I watched her burn through a driving version of 'Don't Do It,' a highlight from her 2010 album, epic, I was struck by how much more self-assured and professional she sounded than when I'd seen her at Bottom of the Hill just a year prior. In fact, the whole show seemed like a snapshot of a songwriter who is just beginning to feel comfortable in her own skin - which made me even more excited to see where she goes from here." -SF Bay Guardian

"Sharon Van Etten is not a diva. Walking on stage at the Bluebird last night, as unassumingly as if she were in the grocery store produce aisle, Van Etten appeared confident and casual. There was no pretense about her or her band, a four-piece that featured two multi-instrumentalists and a drummer. The singer's presence was totally unremarkable. This all changed soon after, though. Strumming a Fender Jazzmaster and accompanied by a harmonium, Van Etten let out a husky wail that soon silenced an otherwise chatty crowd." - Westword

"The songs 'Magic Chords,' and 'Save Yourself' from her album's Tramp and epicrespectively showed why Van Etten's career is definitely in the ascendency." - Salt Lake Magazine

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