Kimbra Kicks Off Fall 2012 North American Tour Today, 9/25
International sensation Kimbra has announced her first-ever headlining tour of the US and Canada. The month-long run kicks off tonight, September 25th in Vancouver, BC and runs through to October 27th in Toronto, ON. The Stepkids will support. Ticket on-sales begin Friday, June 15th, visit www.kimbramusic.com for details.
The tour will support the release of the US version of her debut album Vows, which was released onMay 22nd via Warner Bros. Records. Vows debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts with 21,665 albums sold, and has received overwhelming critical acclaim so far. Entertainment Weekly awarded Vows an "A," Rolling Stone gave the album 3 ½ stars, saying "Vows gives R&B a wacky art-rock spin, with a cappella vocal chorales mutating into sumptuous funk pop," and Glamour gushed, "Vows is at all times thrilling and theatrical, filled with wall-of-sound orchestration and nearly-schizoid arrangements, all kept afloat with ease by Kimbra's elastic voice."
Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. She worked on her debut album, Vows, for over three years, finally releasing it Australia in August 2011 to critical and chart success. Vows won the 2011 ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist and spawned three hit singles; "Good Intent," "Settle Down," and "Cameo Lover." "Cameo Lover" recently won the Grand Prize in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition and wasnominated for an APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) award for Song of the Year. Vows is certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand.
For the US edition of Vows, Kimbra recorded additional tracks in Los Angeles, CA with such producers and songwriters as Mike Elizondo and Greg Kurstin. Also included on the release is "Warrior" featuring Mark Foster (Foster the People) and A-Trak, originally recorded for the Converse "Three Artists, One Song" series. Kimbra recently performed "Settle Down" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and she is currently on tour with Foster the People. Full list of dates is below.