Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:37 pm

Award-winning singer-songwriter and eclectic multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage will be joining 80s pop pioneer Howard Jones for his nationwide U.S. tour kicking off January 24th in Seattle, WA. Sage has often named Jones as a seminal influence on her music and previously supported him during the UK leg of his 2017 world tour. Along the tour, Sage will be previewing material from her new album Myopia, due May 2018.

From running her own record label, MPress Records, to releasing twelve full-length albums and numerous EPs of original material, Rachael Sage is one of the busiest, most prolific artists in the independent music scene. Averaging well over 100+ dates around the globe each year, Sage has shared stages with such diverse musicians as Ani DiFranco, Lucius, Beth Hart, Sarah McLachlan, and Great Big World.

In 2017, Sage was invited to open for Howard Jones during the UK portion of his international tour, which delightfully resulted in a creative kinship between the two. Jones expressed that Sage possesses “wonderful songwriting, arrangements and lovely vocals” and again called upon her to join his upcoming 2018 performances in America. The colorful artists will hit most major markets including stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, and two nights in New York City. Fans will also be treated to special selections from Sage's forthcoming full-length album, Myopia, set to release this Spring. Violinist Kelly Halloran (Tom Morello) will be accompanying Sage for all of her performances.

Myopia is a bold departure for Sage with a much stronger emphasis on her guitar playing over her signature piano palette. It’s also a new kind of album for Sage personally, as she sings about a “screen of judgement / in my face all the time” being lifted. An edgy declaration of self-assurance and "vision" (Sage is legally blind without her glasses), Myopia focuses her passionately candid viewpoint into songs that range from the sociopolitical to the deeply romantic. As an affectionate nod to both her tour mate and one of her musical inspirations, she included her own unique interpretation of Howard Jones’ #1 hit song “No One Is To Blame”. Produced by Sage and her longtime engineer, 2-time Grammy® Nominee John Shyloski, Myopia also features inventive contributions by guitarist James Mastro and her longtime band The Sequins. Sage further explains: “This is a warm-weather record. These are songs about getting out there, thawing things out, and unearthing the truth. Sometimes you can’t do that in the dead of winter. But when the sun is shining, even the murkiest future appears hopeful.”

Tour Dates:

1.24.18

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

Seattle, WA

1.25.18

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

1.26.18

Admiral Theater

Bremerton, WA

1.29.18

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

1.30.18

Harlow's

Sacramento, CA

2.1.18

Romano's Concert Lounge

Riverside, CA

2.3.18

El Rey Theater

Los Angeles, CA

2.4.18

Whittier College

Whittier, CA

2.5.18

Belly Up Tavern

Solana Beach, CA

2.13.18

Soiled Dove Underground

Denver, CO

2.14.18

Soiled Dove Underground

Denver, CO

2.15.18

Tobin Center For Performing Arts

San Antonio, TX

2.18.18

Dosey Doe, The Big Barn

The Woodlands, TX

2.20.18

City Winery Nashville

Nashville, TN

2.21.18

City Winery Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

2.23.18

Infinity Music Hall

Hartford, CT

2.24.18

YMCA Boulton Center For Performing Arts

Bay Shore, NY

2.25.18

Daryl's House

Pawling, NY

2.26.18

Sellersville Theater 1894

Sellersville, PA

2.28.18

City Winery

Boston, MA

3.1.18

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rockport, MA

3.2.18

City Winery NYC

New York, NY

3.3.18

City Winery NYC

New York, NY

3.4.18

Hangar Theater

Ithaca, NY

3.7.18

Music Box Supper Club

Cleveland, OH

3.8.18

City Winery Chicago

Chicago, IL

3.9.18

The Tarkington

Carmel, IN

3.10.18

Live! At The Ludlow Garage

Cincinnati, OH

3.11.18

St. Andrew's Hall

Detroit, MI