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Lianne La Havas to Return to US for Shows in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco; Releases Exclusive iTunes EP

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Lianne La Havas to Return to US for Shows in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco; Releases Exclusive iTunes EP

    London-based singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, who recently was nominated for the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize, returns to the US next month for three headlining shows: November 11 at the Washington, DC–area Birchmere Theatre, November 16 at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre, and November 17 at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop. For additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    The dates are in support of her highly praised debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, out now on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Matt Hales (Aqualung), the album was recorded in Los Angeles and Brooklyn during the summer of 2011. La Havas also makes her debut performance on the Late Show with David Letterman on November 8, and appears for the first time on Conan the following week, on November 14.

    Additionally, Nonesuch has just released an iTunes-exclusive live EP, featuring La Havas' performance from London’s 30-day iTunes Festival last month. The EP features five songs from her set opening for Alicia Keys: “Au Cinema,” “Don’t Wake Me Up,” “They Could Be Wrong,” “Elusive,” and “Is Your Love Big Enough?”. La Havas’ live show has been described by The New Yorker as “stunning” and GQ noted of a recent concert, “Her voice was like velvet, so beautiful and filled with such soul and emotion ... a totally original singer; playing her guitar, singing her own songs that transported the room.” To preview and download the iTunes Festival EP, head to iTunes today.

    “I feel like we've made a very eclectic-sounding record,” says La Havas of Is Your Love Big Enough?. “I'm really pleased about that, because I love the idea of creating something you can’t put into one box. My voice and guitar-playing tie all the songs together. I’m very influenced by jazz, as well as soul, blues, and folk music, because of the storytelling elements. I'm singing about my life and am drawn to writing about the complications of love and being in love. The album is like a map of the route I have taken through life and love over the past three years.”

    To pick up a copy of Is Your Love Big Enough?, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include an instant download of the album and, for a limited time, an exclusive print signed by La Havas.

on October 9, 2012 - 11:15am
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London-based singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas returns to the US next month for three headlining shows: in the DC area, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. La Havas also makes her debut performance on the Late Show with David Letterman on November 8 and on Conan November 14. Nonesuch has just released an iTunes-exclusive live EP, featuring La Havas' performance at London’s iTunes Festival last month, with five songs from her set opening for Alicia Keys.

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London-based singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, who recently was nominated for the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize, returns to the US next month for three headlining shows: November 11 at the Washington, DC–area Birchmere Theatre, November 16 at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre, and November 17 at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop. For additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

The dates are in support of her highly praised debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, out now on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Matt Hales (Aqualung), the album was recorded in Los Angeles and Brooklyn during the summer of 2011. La Havas also makes her debut performance on the Late Show with David Letterman on November 8, and appears for the first time on Conan the following week, on November 14.

Additionally, Nonesuch has just released an iTunes-exclusive live EP, featuring La Havas' performance from London’s 30-day iTunes Festival last month. The EP features five songs from her set opening for Alicia Keys: “Au Cinema,” “Don’t Wake Me Up,” “They Could Be Wrong,” “Elusive,” and “Is Your Love Big Enough?”. La Havas’ live show has been described by The New Yorker as “stunning” and GQ noted of a recent concert, “Her voice was like velvet, so beautiful and filled with such soul and emotion ... a totally original singer; playing her guitar, singing her own songs that transported the room.” To preview and download the iTunes Festival EP, head to iTunes today.

“I feel like we've made a very eclectic-sounding record,” says La Havas of Is Your Love Big Enough?. “I'm really pleased about that, because I love the idea of creating something you can’t put into one box. My voice and guitar-playing tie all the songs together. I’m very influenced by jazz, as well as soul, blues, and folk music, because of the storytelling elements. I'm singing about my life and am drawn to writing about the complications of love and being in love. The album is like a map of the route I have taken through life and love over the past three years.”

To pick up a copy of Is Your Love Big Enough?, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include an instant download of the album and, for a limited time, an exclusive print signed by La Havas.

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