Emerging British Artist Jade Bird Adds Summer Dates With First Aid Kit
Emerging British artist Jade Bird has added new U.S. dates supporting First Aid Kit, kicking off June 8 in Raleigh, NC. Jade will also tour with Colter Wallthis spring and has confirmed stops at SXSW, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Mountain Jam this summer. See below for details.
Jade's latest single, "Lottery," continues to receive widespread critical praise-Entertainment Weekly highlighted the song in their "Must List" while NPR Music included it in their "Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing." Watch the Kate Moross-directed (Jessie Ware, Sam Smith, Banks) "Lottery" follows the 2017 release of her debut EPSomething American.
More recently, Jade spoke with Noiseyabout how her music is inspired by the strong women of her past. She also debuted a cover of Dua Lipa's "New Rules." Watch/share here: https://youtu.be/aVgg8Rdk3LM.
Born in Hexham, U.K., Jade's early life was spent mainly in flight as an "army brat," with time spent in South Wales, Germany and Chesterfield. One of life's few constants proved to be the influence of strong working women. At first via her mother and grandmother, who largely raised her, but later the female role models within the musical subcultures Jade become obsessed with: from empowering country heroines like Loretta Lynn to iconic alternative songwriters like Patti Smith, and following a thread through folk and Americana to incorporating such confessional, undiluted songwriting into pop music (Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill was a similarly early touchstone).
JADE BIRD LIVE
March 13-17-SXSW-Austin, TX
April 7-Washington, DC-U Street Music Hall*
April 11-New York, NY-Bowery Ballroom*
April 14-Burlington, VT-Higher Ground Ballroom*
April 15-Cambridge, MA-The Sinclair*
April 20-Dallas, TX-Club Dada*
April 22-Houston, TX-White Oak Music Hall Upstairs*
April 25-Englewood, CO-Gothic Theatre*
April 26-Pioneertown, CA-Pappy and Harriet's
April 27-29-Indio, CA-Stagecoach Country Music Festival
May 2-San Francisco, CA-The Independent*
May 4-Portland, OR-Wonder Ballroom*
May 5-Seattle, WA-Neumos*
June 7-June 10-Manchester, TN-Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 8-Raleigh, NC-NC Museum of Art†
June 10-St. Louis, MO-The Pageant†
June 12-Kansas City, MO-The Truman†
June 13-Omaha, NE-Sokol Auditorium†
June 14-June17-Dover, DE-Firefly Festival
June 15-June 17-Hunter, NY-Mountain Jam Festival
*supporting Colter Wall
†supporting First Aid Kit
Photo Credit: Francesca Allen