BETH DITTO ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, May 5, For Run, Which Includes July 13 Show At NYC’s Bowery Ballroom And July 14 Date At Rough Trade In Brooklyn
Pre-Order Underway For Ditto’s Debut Solo Album, Fake Sugar,
Set For Release On June 16 On Virgin Records
NPR Names Lead Single “Fire” As A Song “Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing”
Beth Ditto Photo Credit: Mary McCartney
Beth Ditto will celebrate the release of her debut solo album, Fake Sugar, with a North American headline tour. The run will kick off on July 12 at U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC and include two New York City dates – July 13 at the Bowery Ballroom and July 14 at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. It will conclude on July 26 with a show at The Independent in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 5, at 10:00 AM local time. See below for itinerary.
Virgin Recordswill release Fake Sugar on June 16. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive the first single, “Fire,” which recently earned a spot on NPR’s list of “10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing,” with KXT’s Amy Miller naming the track as “one of my favorites of the year so far.” View Ditto’s recent performance of “Fire” on “Later…with Jools Holland” HERE.
The New York Times observed, “Beth Ditto was the frontwoman of Gossip, a compellingly bare-bones and electrically funky dance-punk outfit. ‘Fire’…has some of that band’s taut ferocity. Ms. Ditto is singing with more restraint than before, but the thumping urgency remains.” Idolator said, “it’s one hell of song” and Rolling Stone hailed it as “searing.” PAPER noted, “it’s perfect for the summer vibes we are all craving.” “It’s Ditto at her bluesy, garage-y best,” said Noisey.
The official video for “Fire,” which was directed by Price James (Florence + The Machine, Florrie, the Gossip) can be seenHERE. Vulture said, “Fire” gets the visual treatment with a Ditto-esque video chronicling a honky-tonk bar brawl in reverse, under the watchful eye of the lady of the hour and her fire-trimmed, Elvis-inspired outfit…Take a look, and prepare for a country-meets-punk-glam record to follow.” Refinery 29 said, “Beth Ditto Sets ‘Fire’ To Gender Stereotypes.”
In addition to releasing six acclaimed albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie and disco legend Cerrone, collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line, modeled for Marc Jacobs and appeared in Tom Ford’s Oscar-nominated film, Nocturnal Animals.
Beth Ditto – North American Tour Dates
6/10 – Columbus, OH @ CD102.5 Summer Kick-Off
6/13 – Dallas, TX @ KXT 91.7 Sun Sets
7/12 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall – headline show
7/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – headline show
7/14 – Brooklyn, NY@ Rough Trade – headline show
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern – headline show
7/17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall – headline show
7/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent – headline show
Additional tour dates to be announced.