Fiona Apple & Blake Mills Perform at The O'Shaughnessy in St. Paul Today
1) We were sent an assignment to write three or four sentences.
2) These sentences should communicate that we, Fiona Apple & Blake Mills (that's us), are doing a little tour as a duo.
3) We know it'll be something special, and we aren't being coy here -- it's just that we have about 26% of an idea of what we will be playing for you.
4) It was our understanding that the 4th sentence was optional, but here is something that is true: the uncertainty excites us.
Featuring songs from their respective catalogues as well as some original yet to be released material, the duo will be performing in many of North America's preeminent venues including Seattle's Benaroya Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. For a full itinerary, on-sale dates and periodic progress reports visit www.anythingwewant.us
Fiona Apple made her debut at age 19 with 1996's Tidal, which is certified triple Platinum and includes the GRAMMY-winning single "Criminal." 1999's When the Pawn... was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "the work of an original" and 2005's Extraordinary Machine was named the top album of the year by The New York Times. Her latest release, The Idler Wheel..., entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3, becoming the Epic Records recording artist's highest-charting album yet. SPIN pronounced "Every Single Night," the album's first single, "a revelation," Rolling Stone named "Hot Knife" one of the "50 Best Songs of 2012" and Pitchfork named The Idler Wheel... one of the "5 best records of 2012." The video for "Hot Knife," directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, can be seen at https://vimeo.com/70949607.