If your New Year’s Resolution is to finally see one of 2010’s most-loved singer/songwriters perform live, then you might be in luck! After touring Japan next month, Sharon Van Etten will embark on a six-city tour in January, followed by a string of highly-coveted international dates opening for The National. She’ll bring along songs from her recently-released sophomore album epic (Ba Da Bing), as well as a few new gems that will steal your heart (though just to warn you, her songs might break your heart as well). Don’t miss her this time around!
Just before Sharon launched her current tour opening for Junip, she visited the NPR offices to film a Tiny Desk Concert, which is now available online. In this video, one witnesses a charming woman who grins humbly after each song before plunging into the next set of emotionally-charged lyrics. And if she wasn’t busy enough, this week marks the release of I’m Giving Up On You (Polyvinyl), a 7” featuring two exclusive songs (which is sold out, but available on iTunes), plus you can find Sharon’s distinctive vocals on the forthcoming album from Brooklyn-based band Airwaves.
Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates:
Dec. 3, 2010 Nara, Japan – Nara Café Sample
Dec. 4, 2010 Kyoto, Japan – Kyoto Urbanguild
Dec. 5, 2010 Fukui, Japan – Turuga Pinon-Pinon
Dec. 7, 2010 Aichi, Japan – Nagoya JD Japon
Dec. 8, 2010 Kanagowa, Japan – Kamakura Café Goatee
Dec. 9, 2010 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya, 7th Floor
Dec. 11, 2010 Nagano, Japan – Matsumoto Cafe
Dec. 12, 2010 Tokyo, Japan - FoundLand
Jan. 8, 2011 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Jan. 19, 2011 New Haven, CT - BAR
Jan. 20, 2011 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
Jan. 21, 2011 Columbus, OH - Wexner Performance Space at OSU
Jan. 22, 2011 Nashville, TN - The 5 Spot
Jan. 23, 2011 Asheville, NC – TBD
Feb. 15, 2011 Belgium, Brussels - Forest National w/The National
Feb. 22, 2011 Poland, Krakow – Studio w/The National
Feb. 24, 2011 Poland, Warsaw – Stodola w/The National
Feb. 25, 2011 Germany, Berlin - C-Halle w/The National
Feb. 26, 2011 Denmark, Aarhus – SCC w/The National
Feb. 28, 2011 Sweden, Lund - Färs & Frosta w/The National
Mar. 1, 2011 Sweden, Stockholm – Cirkus w/The National
Mar. 3, 2011 Finland, Helsinki - The House of Culture w/The National
Mar. 4, 2011 Finland, Helsinki - The House of Culture w/The National
Watch Sharon Van Etten’s Tiny Desk Concert here.
Download the audio from Sharon Van Etten’s Tiny Desk Concert here.
Download Sharon Van Etten’s 7” I’m Giving Up On You here.
Listen to/download “Don’t Do It” off of epic here.