Karen O Sets Concert Dates in New York, Los Angeles, London and Berlin
In celebration of the release of her debut solo album Crush Songs, Karen O will play several exclusive shows in New York, Los Angeles, London and Berlin this fall including nights at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Masonic Lodge, London's Bush Hall, Berlin's Heimathafen, the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel and a show in the round at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 15 at 9 a.m. GMT for London, 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EDT for New York and Los Angeles and 12 p.m. CET for Berlin. Please see below for full tour details and visit karenomusic.com for tickets. Crush Songsis out September 9 on Cult Records.
Of the live dates, O says, "I'm very pleased to announce that I'll be performing Crush Songs to some very intimate audiences. If you're in the mood for love please come join my crush odyssey at these limited engagements. I apologize in advance that these shows are so few but I guess that makes them all the more special if you can make it SO don't miss out! LUV KO"
Additionally, Sofar Sounds will host exclusive first listens of Crush Songs on vinyl in 21 cities worldwide-including New York, London, Cairo and Copenhagen-August 27. The events will take place at secret locations in homes and apartments where hosts will play the deluxe edition of Crush Songs-featuring O's own words and artwork-for private audiences in each city. The Cult Records exclusive deluxe edition, now completely sold out, will ship after the events. Pre-order the album via iTunes here and via Cult Records here.
For the chance to attend a listening party, fans can visit www.karenomusic.com/sofar. Fan posts from the parties, tagged with #KarenO or #CrushSongs, will also be compiled on the site. Please see below for a full list of cities.
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"When I was 27 I crushed a lot," says Karen of the new record. "I wasn't sure I'd ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade. I hope they keep you company on yours."
Recorded in 2006 and 2007, the record is an intimate collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings in the vein of Karen's Oscar-nominated "The Moon Song."
Cult label founder Julian Casablancas says, "So excited, lucky and proud to be involved with such a classic album-I just wanna listen to it all day. Karen is an all-time great."
Karen O is the frontwoman of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In addition to Karen's recent Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "The Moon Song," Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been nominated for three Grammy awards. The band has released four studio albums-2003's Fever to Tell, 2006's Show Your Bones, 2009's It's Blitz and 2013's Mosquito-to incredible critical acclaim and has played countless festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo and curated its own All Tomorrow's Parties.
KAREN O LIVE DATES
September 9 New York, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
September 10 New York, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
September 11 New York, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
September 12 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
September 17 Los Angeles, CA The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
September 18 Los Angeles, CA The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
September 19 Los Angeles, CA The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 4 London, UK Bush Hall
October 5 London, UK Bush Hall
October 7 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen