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    Natalie Merchant Confirms Summer Tour Following Release of New Self-Titled Album on Nonesuch Records May 6
    Dan Winters

    Nonesuch Records is set to release Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album on May 6, 2014. In support of the new album, the multi-platinum singer will embark on a 16-date summer tour across the United States in July. See below for all of the newly announced tour dates. A fan pre-sale for the July dates begins via nataliemerchant.com starting on Wednesday, using the password LADYBIRD, followed by general on sale later this week.

    The new recording marks Merchant’s sixth solo collection and her first of entirely original songs in 13 years. The Dan Winters–directed video for the track "Giving Up Everything" premiered on NPR Music and can be seen here. Pre-order Natalie Merchant in the Nonesuch Store, natalimerchant.com, or iTunes to download the opening track, "Ladybird," now.

    This self-produced album is the work of a mature artist with a clear and distinctive voice. Long appreciated for the depth and substance of her writing, Merchant has never shied away from weighty themes or subjects for her lyrics. She describes the new release as informed “by experience and keen observation,” dealing with issues of “love gained and lost, regret, denial, surrender, greed, destructiveness, defeat, and occasional triumph.”

    Combining three decades of experience in song writing and album making, Merchant's production style is nuanced and pure. Her voice is framed by a balanced blend of electric and acoustic sound throughout with musicianship of exceptional quality. String, brass, and woodwind arrangements mingle with Hammond organ and electric guitar improvisations. Players include John Medeski, Shawn Pelton, Clark Gayton, Uri Sharlin, Jesse Murphy, Erik Della Penna, Gabriel Gordon, and guest vocalists Simi Stone, Elizabeth Mitchell and gospel singer Corliss Stafford.

    NATALIE MERCHANT U.S. SUMMER TOUR

    Jul 3 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
    Jul 5 The Mahaiwe Theatre Great Barrington, MA
    Jul 6 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
    Jul 8 State Theatre New Brunswick, NJ
    Jul 9 American Music Theatre Lancaster, PA
    Jul 11 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
    Jul 12&13 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
    Jul 15 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington, VT
    Jul 16 Shubert Theatre Boston, MA
    Jul 18 State Theater Portland, ME
    Jul 19 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
    Jul 20 Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Westhampton Beach, NY
    Jul 22 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA
    Jul 24 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
    Jul 25 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
         

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Natalie Merchant Confirms Summer Tour Following Release of New Self-Titled Album on Nonesuch Records May 6

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Nonesuch Records is set to release Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album on May 6. In support of the new album, the multi-platinum singer will embark on a 16-date US summer tour, making stops along the East Coast and into the Midwest. A fan pre-sale begins on Wednesday, followed by general on sale. Nonesuch Store pre-orders of the new album, Merchant's first recording of entirely original songs in 13 years, include an instant download of the track "Ladybird."

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Nonesuch Records is set to release Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album on May 6, 2014. In support of the new album, the multi-platinum singer will embark on a 16-date summer tour across the United States in July. See below for all of the newly announced tour dates. A fan pre-sale for the July dates begins via nataliemerchant.com starting on Wednesday, using the password LADYBIRD, followed by general on sale later this week.

The new recording marks Merchant’s sixth solo collection and her first of entirely original songs in 13 years. The Dan Winters–directed video for the track "Giving Up Everything" premiered on NPR Music and can be seen here. Pre-order Natalie Merchant in the Nonesuch Store, natalimerchant.com, or iTunes to download the opening track, "Ladybird," now.

This self-produced album is the work of a mature artist with a clear and distinctive voice. Long appreciated for the depth and substance of her writing, Merchant has never shied away from weighty themes or subjects for her lyrics. She describes the new release as informed “by experience and keen observation,” dealing with issues of “love gained and lost, regret, denial, surrender, greed, destructiveness, defeat, and occasional triumph.”

Combining three decades of experience in song writing and album making, Merchant's production style is nuanced and pure. Her voice is framed by a balanced blend of electric and acoustic sound throughout with musicianship of exceptional quality. String, brass, and woodwind arrangements mingle with Hammond organ and electric guitar improvisations. Players include John Medeski, Shawn Pelton, Clark Gayton, Uri Sharlin, Jesse Murphy, Erik Della Penna, Gabriel Gordon, and guest vocalists Simi Stone, Elizabeth Mitchell and gospel singer Corliss Stafford.

NATALIE MERCHANT U.S. SUMMER TOUR

Jul 3 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
Jul 5 The Mahaiwe Theatre Great Barrington, MA
Jul 6 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
Jul 8 State Theatre New Brunswick, NJ
Jul 9 American Music Theatre Lancaster, PA
Jul 11 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
Jul 12&13 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
Jul 15 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington, VT
Jul 16 Shubert Theatre Boston, MA
Jul 18 State Theater Portland, ME
Jul 19 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
Jul 20 Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Westhampton Beach, NY
Jul 22 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA
Jul 24 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Jul 25 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
     
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