Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Lissie Announces Autumn Tour
It has already been a whirlwind few months for this mesmerizing new artist from Rock Island, Illinois with a list of highlights as long as her arm including; her performing on Later with Jools Holland & GMTV, dueting onstage with Ellie Goulding, triumphantly winning over the SXSW festival with an unfathomable 10 shows in 4 days, championed by as broad a media spectrum as you could possibly imagine – from single of the week in The Sun to being praised by the likes of Q, Clash, Uncut, The Sun, Sunday Times, Big Issue, Daily Mirror and playlisted across UK radio to name but a few places.
Having now decamped to the UK from her home base in Ojai, California for the foreseeable future, Lissie continues to tread the boards across the nation‘s live venues. Having recently completed a series of dates as special guest to Joshua Radin, City & Colour and Local Natives and a headline tour of the UK with Alan Pownall, Lissie now has a full program of touring continuing throughout the summer, which also includes a sold out show at London’s ICA on July 28th. Lissie won the hearts of many with her four triumphant Glastonbury appearances and her recent slot at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park and has further confirmed festival appearances at Bestival, Latitude, Camp Bestival, Summer Sundae, Secret Garden Party, T in The Park, Oxegen, Cambridge Folk Festival & V festival still to come, alongside dates in the US as part of the influential Lilith Fair Tour and at Austin City Limits festival.
Online she has picked up well over a million plays on YouTube as fans have discovered her charms, alongside some spectacular cover versions, that began with her take on Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ for the Dermot session and has since taken in Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ & Kid Cudi’s ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’ along the way to rave response, showing the versatility and depth of that voice that has also seen her pick up praise and support from a broad range of artists, from Courtney Love, Mumford & Sons to Ellie Goulding.
Lissie October headline dates are as follows:
Oct 26th: Glasgow Oran Mor
Oct 27th: Manchester Academy 3
Oct 28th: Bristol Thekla
Oct 30th: Norwich Waterfront
Oct 31st: Birmingham Academy 2
Nov 1st: London Heaven
Catching A Tiger’ is out now. Her next single ‘Cuckoo’ is released on August 30th on Columbia Records.
Lissie’s other UK Tour Dates 2010:
9 July: Oxegen Festival, Ireland
10 July: T-In The Park Festival, Scotland
16 July: Latitude Festival
25 July: Secret Garden Party, Cambridge
28 July: London ICA – SOLD OUT
29 July: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge
30 July: Camp Bestival Weekender, Lulworth
13 Aug: Summer Sundae Weekender, De Montfort Hall and Gardens, Leicester
21 Aug: V festival, Chelmsford,
22 Aug: V festival, Stafford
8 Sept: Open House Festival, Belfast
10 Sept: Bestival, Isle Of Wight
By Stay Loose PR
Catch Lissie's cover here of Lady GaGa's Bad Romance