Nelly Furtado Books January Canadian Tour

Nelly Furtado will traverse her home country of Canada on a tour that will last throughout most of next January to support her most recent album.

The tour will kick off on January 8 at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, and is scheduled to continue through January 30 with a show at the St. Denis Theatre 1 in Montreal. In between, the pop singer also will visit Vancouver; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Ottawa; Toronto and Windsor, Ontario. Dylan Murray and Jessica Tyler will join the tour as special guests.

These dates will support Furtado’s album The Spirit Indestructible, which was released in September of this year. In a statement on her website announcing the tour, the singer explained that before making the record, she had considered retiring from pop music altogether.

“I was seriously considering retiring from my career as a pop musician and pursuing other music-related and creative endeavors,” she said. “Slowly, but surely, I began to record again and eventually found a new freedom within my voice and an overwhelming since of excitement about making pop music.

“That is the excitement you hear on The Spirit Indestructible. Nostalgia is a huge theme. All my old memories suddenly became clear to me, and I found myself re-visiting my past in a fresh and colorful way.

“Overall, I would describe this album as raw and honest – a friendly punch in the face. These tracks combine hard beats with strong, dynamic, sometimes pretty vocals. It’s overall, quite a simple, at times juvenile album that was very liberating to create and gave me immense joy.”

The tour marks the first time Nelly Furtado has toured in Canada since 2007, and the first time she has toured at all since 2010. Her last English-language album was 2006’s Loose. She also released a Spanish-language album, Mi Plan in 2009.