Kristin Kontrol Announces Headline Tour in Support of Debut Album 'X-Communicate'
Kristin Kontrol will kick off an East Coast tour on June 15 at BSP in Kingston, NY. After the short headline run, which will wrap up on June 22 at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY, she'll be opening for Garbage. The band's summer tour kicks off on July 22 in Minneapolis and includes concerts at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (July 20) and SummerStage in NYC's Central Park (August 1). See below for itinerary. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
"She's hitting reset, forcing us to rise to the occasion and see female creators as something more than our preconceptions," said MTV News. Stereogum observed, "Kristin Kontrol is radically different from anything we would've expected from Welchez as Dee Dee. It draws on various strains of pop from various eras, collapsing them together into slick, infectious synth-pop... X-Communicate and the evolution into Kristin Kontrol show Welchez becoming an absolute machine when it comes to hooks."
Kristin talks about her early influences and the "scary but totally liberating" transition from the Dum Dum Girls to her new project in this Instagram blog feature. Other recent features on Kristin include Interview and Paste Magazine. You can check out her playlist of sadder-than-the-album-versions for The Guardian HERE and view Kristin performing "Pop Life" in the studio with Neon Indian and Friends in this video.