St Vincent has revealed that she’s moved past her ‘solo theatrical show’ and will be inviting her live band back on the road for upcoming shows.
This summer sees Annie Clark headlining various festivals including All Points East Presents and End Of The Road as St Vincent completes the victory lap for acclaimed 2017 album ‘MASSEDUCTION‘.
Now after her recent tour split opinion among fans, Clark has revealed that she’ll be ditching her solo approach and will now be joined by ‘the same touring band of the last two records’ for upcoming gigs.
“I am mounting another version of the ‘MASSEDUCTION’ tour, but with a band this time,” she told Matt Wilkinson on his Beats 1 show. “We’re headed into festival season, and I had such a good time doing the solo theatrical show – but now it’s time to do a rock show.”
Asked about the divisive reaction her recent ‘Fear The Future’ shows, Clark replied: “It is really fun. Especially the more you do a show and discover every emotional angle of it.
“It was funny because i saw some of the Oscars stuff where I ended up on either the ‘Best Dressed’ or ‘Worst Dressed’ list. I was like ‘OK, I’ll take it’. I felt the same way about the solo show. People either loved it, truly loved it, or they hated it – they were really angry.”
She added: “Was is life about if not stretching and growing?”
Reviewing her divisive Brixton show last year, NME wrote: “The truth is that it was a total triumph. Allow us to hop the fence and join those fawning over Annie Clark’s bravery. Here stands the closest thing that our generation has to David Bowie. While David Jones used Bowie as a vehicle and canvas for his fluid and restless ideas, so has Clark with St Vincent.
“In a world where too many play it safe, she thrives on uncertainty with a risk that pays off. She stripped away the excess but maximised the spectacle and stands tall as a singular and powerful force. She’s the icon that we need, even if we don’t know it yet. At least she’s given us something to talk about.”
St Vincent tour dates and tickets
St Vincent’s full upcoming UK tour dates are below. The public on-sale for the Leeds and Cambridge dates begins 10am on Friday March 16, before Edinburgh goes on sale from 10am on Friday March 24. For tickets and more information, visit here.
3 June – London – Victoria Park, All Points East with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
26 August – Edinburgh – Edinburgh Playhouse
28 August – Leeds – O2 Academy
29 August – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
31 August – End Of The Road Festival