Announces Solo National Tour
“Her new album My Wild West is primed to be a ray
of light amidst the doldrums of winter.”
– Marie Claire
“Don’t be deceived by US folk singer Lissie’s gentle demeanor; she’s got the sort of agreeably
huge voice that catches you off guard and stops you in your tracks.”
– Red Bull Music
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Rock Island, IL – July 11, 2016 – Lissie is gearing up to launch a solo national tour in September, visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and New York along the way! For more information, visit: http://www.lissie.com/home/
Check out all of the incredible newsessions and features Lissie has been working on over the last few months, with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Baeble Music, Paste Magazine, Simon SAID, and NKD Mag:
+ Interview & photo shoot with Simon SAID
Lissie recently teamed up with HelloGiggles to premiere her new acoustic video for “Sun Keeps Risin'”! “Sun Keeps Risin'” officially released on Lissie’s new album, My Wild West, this year via Lionboy Records and Thirty Tigers in the US and Cooking Vinyl in the UK. Her most personal album to date, My Wild West is a fitting tribute to Lissie’s life in California, from her arrival as a fresh-faced singer-songwriter to now, leaving for the Midwest wiser and more self-assured. My Wild West represents both a new beginning and a return to Lissie’s Midwestern roots.
One of Lissie’s most powerful tracks on the album, “Daughters” is a pro-feminist call-to-arms that took its cue from Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, subject of the documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. In March, Lissie partnered with charity:water in support of International Women’s Day to raise awareness surrounding the non-profit’s mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. She released a pay what you want download of her song ‘Daughters’ which raised over $4500 for clean water projects in developing countries and performed the song on CNN International to spread word of the cause.
Lissie’s two previous albums, 2010’s Catching a Tiger and 2013’s Back to Forever, both scored in the Top 20 of the U.K. charts and Top 5 in Norway, the former going gold in both countries. Stateside, the two releases hit the Top 5 in Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, peaked at #5 and #11, respectively, on the U.S. Folk tally and went Top 40 on the Indie chart. Her songs have been licensed for countless films and TV shows, and topped numerous Best Of polls. ‘The Longest Road,’ a song she wrote with DJ Morgan Page was subsequently remixed by Deadmau5 and nominated for a ‘Best Remixed Record’ Grammy.
With a career that has seen her open for renowned artist Lenny Kravitz (an early supporter), Tom Petty and even been asked to perform at Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore‘s wedding, Lissie has had a wealth of incredible experiences that have made her the confident and determined artist she is today. As she moves into the next journey, she says, “I feel I’m in a really good place. In fact, I’m already planning a follow-up album, My Mild Midwest.”
My Wild West is now available on Lissie’s Official Merch Store, as well as on iTunes, Amazon & Spotify.
Sep 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Sep 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Sep 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival
Sep 26 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
Oct 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Oct 12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct 15 – Rock Island, IL @ Schwiebert Park – 5th Annual Laura’s Legacy Concert
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