St Vincent Ditches David Byrne for 2014 Headlining Trek
Shortly after announcing her self-titled debut album only a couple of days ago, St. Vincent aka Annie Clark aka St. Vincent has revealed that she’s due to embark on a solo tour in support of the upcoming record.
This will signal somewhat of a change for the rising star, who’s been touring with Talking Head David Byrne this year behind their collaborative project Love This Giant.
Her upcoming self-titled album, St. Vincent’s follow-up to 2011′s Strange Mercy, is due out on February 25th 2014 and will feature buzz-garnering single “Birth In Reverse.” (And, no, we don’t want to think about what that means either.)
The European leg of the tour kicks off on February 13th in Berlin, and wraps on February 22nd in Dublin, Ireland. After that, St. Vincent will head stateside to play a show in New York City on February 26th, and will proceed to criss-cross her way across the continent with shows in Boston, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Vancouver and Chicago, among other places, before wrapping on May 12th in Buffalo, New York.
St. Vincent has recently scored a minor hit with “Birth in Reverse”, which, wonderfully, begins with the line, “Oh what an ordinary day / Take out the garbage, masturbate.”
Her imminent album was produced by John Congleton and features Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith on percussion. “I knew the groove needed to be paramount,” Annie Clark said in a press release. “I wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral.”
And, when you actually think about it, isn’t that what everybody wants?