Clara Venice Joins Barenaked Ladies Tour
Toronto-based pop artist CLARA VENICE will join beloved Canadian rock band, Barenaked Ladies, on their 2014 Canadian Winter Tour from Victoria, BC to London, ON. CLARA VENICE recently released her debut EP Love Riddle, which was co-produced by Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics, Lou Reed) and mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Carly Rae Jepsen).
"Gorgeous, textured slices of pop...Her seductive, versatile voice is a major selling point too. Truth be told, I can't remember the last time I heard a singer enunciate the way she does. She's an original and I am predicting big things for her as more people get hip to her." - CBC's Big City Small World
CLARA VENICE plays an array of instruments including Theremin, electric violin, guitar, ukulele and glockenspiel creating an electronic orchestra, in which she will perform on this tour.
CLARA VENICE also wears her art on her sleeve. Her mesmerizing visual style transforms from 21st century pop princess to Tokyo street style to new romantic realness, from song to song, as she draws listeners into her playful and melodic dream world. She is one of the only people in the world that plays the Theremin as a proper instrument, which adds an emotional and haunting diversity to her music.
"A true pop Armageddon crafted from the unique use of a Theremin... her 'axe'" - The Scene Magazine
A true original, CLARA VENICE has affected numerous art scenes from music and film to fashion and visual art. Renowned painter Gershon Iskowitz was her godfather, Canadian designer Evan Biddell has called her his muse, Peter Lynch directed the video for her cover of Generator by Bad Religion, she has collaborated with Scarygirl creator Nathan Jurevicius, and artist Ken Ogawa, who creates haunting yet playful animations to provide a magical setting for her live performances.
CLARA VENICE ON TOUR WITH BARENAKED LADIES:
1/15/14 - Victoria, British Columbia at Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria
1/17/14 - Vancouver, British Columbia at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
1/19/14 - Penticton, British Columbia at South Okanagan Events Centre
1/20/14 - Edmonton, Alberta at Jubilee Auditorium (Northern Alberta)
1/21/14 - Calgary, Alberta at Jubilee Auditorium (Southern Alberta)
1/29/14 - Kitchener, Ontario at Centre in the Square
1/30/14 - Kingston, Ontario at Rogers K-Rock Centre
1/31/14 - Mississauga, Ontario at The Living Arts Centre
2/01/14 - Hamilton, Ontario at Hamilton Place Theatre
2/03/14 - Oshawa, Ontario at General Motors Centre
2/04/14 - London, Ontario at RBC Theatre, Budweiser Gardens