Fiona Apple Expands Concert Tour into October
Just over two months after announcing her first tour in more than six years, Fiona Apple has added a slew of fall dates to her existing summer tour.
The news comes just as her fourth studio album, The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do, is released today in the United States and yesterday in the U.K.
The new dates take place in nearly every region of America, and will kick off September 9 with a show at the San Jose Civic Center in San Jose, Calif. The trek will then continue through October 21 when Apple performs at Stage AE in Pittsburgh. Other stops on the tour include Santa Barbara, Calif.; Oceanside, Calif.; Thackerville, Okla.; New Orleans; Miami Beach, Fla.; Atlanta and Buffalo, N.Y.
The first show of Apple’s summer tour will take place tonight at the State Theatre in Ithaca, N.Y. The summer leg of the tour is scheduled to run through July 29.
The new album is Apple’s first studio album since 2005’s Extraordinary Machine. Apple did undertake a handful of dates around the country earlier this year as she prepared the new album. Two of those dates took place at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas in March, where she debuted new songs like “Valentine,” “Every Single Night” and “Anything We Want.”
Apple recently released a video for the song “Every Single Night,” and appeared in the footage at one point covered in snails and was seen with a squid on her head in another.
In recent interviews, the singer has described herself as a “homebody” during the years between the release of her last album and this one. On an appearance on Jimmy Fallon last night, she described a well-publicized break down at New York’s Roseland Ballroom earlier this decade. Fallon had happened to be the opening act for the show, and when asked about the episode she said “The short answer is that I’m a human being and that I was reacting to life.”