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    k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang Appear on NYC's WFUV, Launch North American Tour
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    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kick off their North American spring and summer tour at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York, tonight for the 2011 Rochester Jazz Festival. The tour will feature songs from lang and the band's recent Nonesuch release, Sing it Loud, as well as favorites from throughout lang's career. Supporting them at various tour stops along the way are The Belle Brigade, Justin Jones, The Secret Sisters, and Teddy Thompson. For the complete list of currently scheduled tour dates, see below; for further details and ticket links visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To pick up a copy of Sing it Loud, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

    Before the launch of the tour lang sat down for an interview with Spinner, which calls her "one of the modern era's most classic crooners" and describes Sing it Loud as "an album that easily stands up amongst her best." Watch the interview at spinner.com.

    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang stopped by the studios of New York's listener-supported radio station WFUV 90.7 FM to talk with the station's music director Rita Houston and play songs from Sing it Loud. You can listen to the session on the radio and streaming live online at wfuv.org tonight at 9 PM ET. Check out a black-and-white video of their acoustic performance of the album track "Sugar Buzz" at WFUV here:


    lang spoke with the Rochester City Newspaper in advance of tonight's tour-opening concert.

    "k.d. lang's voice hovers in the twilight somewhere between heartache and desire," writes the paper's Frank De Blasé. He cites her voice's "elastic range, creamy tone, power, and seduction," calling her "one of the finest crooners of this generation."

    Writing about Sing it Loud, De Blasé says: "Though the material is fresh and sticks its fingers in different pies, it's still textbook k.d. lang ... Simply put, the new album is a rock record."

    Read the interview at rochestercitynewspaper.com.

    k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang on Tour in North America

    Jun 16 Rochester Jazz Festival Rochester, NY
    Jun 17 Luminato Festival* Toronto, ON
    Jun 18 Grand Theatre* London, ON
    Jun 20 Beacon Theatre* New York, NY
    Jun 22 The Palladium* Carmel, IN
    Jun 23 Ravinia Pavilion* Highland Park, IL
    Jun 25 Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, ON
    Jun 27 Montreal Jazz Festival* Montreal, QC
    Jun 29 Fraze Pavilion* Kettering, OH
    Jun 30 Meijer Gardens* Grand Rapids, MI
    Jul 1 Ann Arbor Summer Festival Ann Arbor, MI
    Jul 3 Belleayre Music Festival* Highmount, NY
    Jul 4 Anderson Center for the Arts* Binghamton, NY
    Jul 6 Wolf Trap Filene Center* Vienna, VA
    Jul 8 Birds Hill Provincial Park* Winnipeg, MB
    Jul 9 South Shore Music Circus* Cohasset, MA
    Jul 10 Cape Cod Melody Tent* Hyannis, MA
    Jul 12 The Music Hall* Portsmouth, NH
    Jul 14 Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore, MD
    Jul 15 Appalachian Summer Festival* Boone, NC
    Jul 23 Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary, AB
    Jul 24 Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, BC
    Jul 25 Martin Woodson Theatre at The Fox** Spokane, WA
    Jul 27 Britt Pavilion** Jacksonville, OR
    Jul 29 Cascade Theatre** Redding, CA
    Jul 30 Robert Mondavi Winery** Oakville, CA
    Jul 31 The Mountain Winery** Saratoga, CA
    Aug 2 Red Butte Garden Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug 3 Chautauqua Auditorium Boulder, CO
    Aug 4 Denver Botanic Gardens† Denver, CO
    Aug 6 Regina Folk Festival Regina, SK
    Aug 7 Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB
    Aug 9 Mount Baker Theatre Bellingham, WA
    Aug 10 Woodland Zoo Park Amphitheater† Seattle, WA
    Aug 12 Oregon Zoo Amphitheater† Portland, OR
    Aug 13 Barnaby Blues & Roots Festival Burnaby, BC
    Aug 16 John Anson Ford Amphitheater† Los Angeles, CA
    Sep 15 Hering Auditorium Fairbanks, AK
    Sep 16 Atwood Concert Hall Anchorage, AK
    Sep 17 Atwood Concert Hall Anchorage, AK
    Sep 27 Buffalo Center for the Arts‡ Buffalo, NY
    Sep 29 Verison Hall‡ Philadelphia, PA
    Sep 30 Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center York, PA
    Oct 1 Ferguson Center for the Arts‡ Newport News, VA
    Oct 3 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
    Oct 5 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
    Oct 7 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
    Oct 8 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach, FL
    Oct 11 Meyerson Symphony Center Dallas, TX
    Oct 12 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
    Oct 14 Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, NM
    Oct 15 Centennial Hall Tucson, AZ
    Oct 16 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
    Oct 18 Laxson Auditorium Chico, CA
    Oct 19 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
    Oct 20 Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Davis, CA
    Oct 23 McCallum Theatre Palm Desert, CA
    Oct 24 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA

    * w/ The Belle Brigade

    ** w/ Justin Jones

    † w/ The Secret Sisters

    ‡ w/ Teddy Thompson

    k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang on Tour in Australia

    Nov 5 Sandalford Winery Caversham, WA
    Nov 7 AIS Arena Canberra, ACT
    Nov 9 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
    Nov 10 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
    Nov 12 Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne, VIC
    Nov 13 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, SA
    Nov 16 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
    Nov 17 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
    Nov 22 Brisbane Riverstage Brisbane, QLD
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k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang Appear on NYC's WFUV, Launch North American Tour

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k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kick off their North American tour at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York, tonight for the 2011 Rochester Jazz Festival. "k.d. lang's voice hovers in the twilight somewhere between heartache and desire," says the Rochester City Newspaper, citing her voice's "elastic range, creamy tone, power, and seduction," and calling her "one of the finest crooners of this generation." Spinner spoke with lang and says her new album, Sing it Loud, "easily stands up amongst her best." Tune in to NYC's WFUV 90.7 FM tonight to hear lang and the band, and watch a video from that session here.

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k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kick off their North American spring and summer tour at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York, tonight for the 2011 Rochester Jazz Festival. The tour will feature songs from lang and the band's recent Nonesuch release, Sing it Loud, as well as favorites from throughout lang's career. Supporting them at various tour stops along the way are The Belle Brigade, Justin Jones, The Secret Sisters, and Teddy Thompson. For the complete list of currently scheduled tour dates, see below; for further details and ticket links visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of Sing it Loud, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

Before the launch of the tour lang sat down for an interview with Spinner, which calls her "one of the modern era's most classic crooners" and describes Sing it Loud as "an album that easily stands up amongst her best." Watch the interview at spinner.com.

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang stopped by the studios of New York's listener-supported radio station WFUV 90.7 FM to talk with the station's music director Rita Houston and play songs from Sing it Loud. You can listen to the session on the radio and streaming live online at wfuv.org tonight at 9 PM ET. Check out a black-and-white video of their acoustic performance of the album track "Sugar Buzz" at WFUV here:


lang spoke with the Rochester City Newspaper in advance of tonight's tour-opening concert.

"k.d. lang's voice hovers in the twilight somewhere between heartache and desire," writes the paper's Frank De Blasé. He cites her voice's "elastic range, creamy tone, power, and seduction," calling her "one of the finest crooners of this generation."

Writing about Sing it Loud, De Blasé says: "Though the material is fresh and sticks its fingers in different pies, it's still textbook k.d. lang ... Simply put, the new album is a rock record."

Read the interview at rochestercitynewspaper.com.

k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang on Tour in North America

Jun 16 Rochester Jazz Festival Rochester, NY
Jun 17 Luminato Festival* Toronto, ON
Jun 18 Grand Theatre* London, ON
Jun 20 Beacon Theatre* New York, NY
Jun 22 The Palladium* Carmel, IN
Jun 23 Ravinia Pavilion* Highland Park, IL
Jun 25 Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, ON
Jun 27 Montreal Jazz Festival* Montreal, QC
Jun 29 Fraze Pavilion* Kettering, OH
Jun 30 Meijer Gardens* Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 1 Ann Arbor Summer Festival Ann Arbor, MI
Jul 3 Belleayre Music Festival* Highmount, NY
Jul 4 Anderson Center for the Arts* Binghamton, NY
Jul 6 Wolf Trap Filene Center* Vienna, VA
Jul 8 Birds Hill Provincial Park* Winnipeg, MB
Jul 9 South Shore Music Circus* Cohasset, MA
Jul 10 Cape Cod Melody Tent* Hyannis, MA
Jul 12 The Music Hall* Portsmouth, NH
Jul 14 Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore, MD
Jul 15 Appalachian Summer Festival* Boone, NC
Jul 23 Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary, AB
Jul 24 Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, BC
Jul 25 Martin Woodson Theatre at The Fox** Spokane, WA
Jul 27 Britt Pavilion** Jacksonville, OR
Jul 29 Cascade Theatre** Redding, CA
Jul 30 Robert Mondavi Winery** Oakville, CA
Jul 31 The Mountain Winery** Saratoga, CA
Aug 2 Red Butte Garden Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 3 Chautauqua Auditorium Boulder, CO
Aug 4 Denver Botanic Gardens† Denver, CO
Aug 6 Regina Folk Festival Regina, SK
Aug 7 Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB
Aug 9 Mount Baker Theatre Bellingham, WA
Aug 10 Woodland Zoo Park Amphitheater† Seattle, WA
Aug 12 Oregon Zoo Amphitheater† Portland, OR
Aug 13 Barnaby Blues & Roots Festival Burnaby, BC
Aug 16 John Anson Ford Amphitheater† Los Angeles, CA
Sep 15 Hering Auditorium Fairbanks, AK
Sep 16 Atwood Concert Hall Anchorage, AK
Sep 17 Atwood Concert Hall Anchorage, AK
Sep 27 Buffalo Center for the Arts‡ Buffalo, NY
Sep 29 Verison Hall‡ Philadelphia, PA
Sep 30 Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center York, PA
Oct 1 Ferguson Center for the Arts‡ Newport News, VA
Oct 3 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Oct 5 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Oct 7 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
Oct 8 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach, FL
Oct 11 Meyerson Symphony Center Dallas, TX
Oct 12 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
Oct 14 Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, NM
Oct 15 Centennial Hall Tucson, AZ
Oct 16 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
Oct 18 Laxson Auditorium Chico, CA
Oct 19 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Oct 20 Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Davis, CA
Oct 23 McCallum Theatre Palm Desert, CA
Oct 24 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA

* w/ The Belle Brigade

** w/ Justin Jones

† w/ The Secret Sisters

‡ w/ Teddy Thompson

k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang on Tour in Australia

Nov 5 Sandalford Winery Caversham, WA
Nov 7 AIS Arena Canberra, ACT
Nov 9 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 10 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 12 Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne, VIC
Nov 13 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, SA
Nov 16 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 17 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 22 Brisbane Riverstage Brisbane, QLD
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