Monday, March 21, 2016
Natalie Merchant, currently touring Europe, stopped by BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show yesterday morning to perform "Where I Go," from her new album, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. She is "one of the most distinctive singer songwriters of the last 30 years," says Marr. See why in the performance here. The Daily Telegraph, in its four-star review of her show at London's Royal Albert Hall last week, says, "As her spellbound audience swayed, it felt that we were in the presence of a rare breed: an artist who has never compromised, but instead evolved with integrity, thought and meaning." The Guardian says: "Merchant’s lush acoustic, orchestral set is dramatic, intimate and impressive to witness." The tour continues in Europe this week and culminates at NYC's Beacon Theatre next week.Journal Topics: Artist News
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Natalie Merchant kicks off an international tour featuring music her recently released album Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings with a performance at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco tonight. The tour continues with shows at the Orpheum in LA and the Beacon Theatre in NYC, then heads to Europe for shows in London, Berlin, Utrecht, Brussels, Manchester, and Dublin. Merchant closes out the tour with a second show at the Beacon at the end of the month. The majority of concerts are sold out; select tickets are currently still available in LA, London, and Brussels.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Natalie Merchant was a guest on WNYC's Leonard Lopate show today. She spoke with Lopate about her 35-year career in music, her social activism, and her new album, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. Hear their conversation here. Merchant will join Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis in a conversation at the 92nd Street Y in NYC tonight and heads out on tour in March.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Natalie Merchant recently stopped by the NPR studios in Washington, DC, to perform a Tiny Desk Concert for Bob Boilen and the staff at NPR and NPR Music. The intimate set included "Cowboy Romance," from her recent album Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings; "Texas," from her 2014 self-titled record; the title song to her album Motherland; and "Weeping Pilgrim," a Protestant hymn covered on The House Carpenter’s Daughter. For that last song, Merchant led the NPR staff in a sing-along for which Boilen suggests viewers "have a tissue handy." See why in the Tiny Desk Concert here. Merchant will join Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis in conversation at NYC's 92nd Street Y on February 10 and tours the US and Europe in March.
Friday, November 6, 2015Natalie Merchant’s "Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings" with Companion Documentary on DVD Out Now
Today marks the release of Natalie Merchant's Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings on Nonesuch Records. This collection of all-new recordings revisits Merchant's multi-platinum solo debut, Tigerlily, originally released in 1995 following her departure from 10,000 Maniacs. The new release is accompanied by a documentary DVD. The memoir-style film, which is currently screening at theaters in North America, contains live performances, archival footage, and interviews with musicians, friends, and fans about the influence the songs of Tigerlily have had over the past 20 years. MOJO, in a four-star review, says: "Time has only amplified the power of Merchant’s music." Merchant is participating in Q&As at select film screenings this fall and will tour in the spring.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Natalie Merchant was a guest on the Today show this morning, performing "Jealousy" and "Wonder" from her forthcoming album, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. The album, due out next Friday, November 6, features new recordings of the beloved songs of her multi-platinum solo debut album, Tigerlily, as they have evolved over two decades of live performance. Watch the performances here. The documentary film that accompanies the album is being screened at theaters across the US, including Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY, where Merchant answers questions tonight.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015Natalie Merchant Announces Tour Dates for March 2016; Releases "Carnival" from New Album "Paradise Is There"
As previously noted, special one-night-only screenings of the documentary Paradise Is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, The New Tigerlily Recordings have been announced for the fall. The film will be released by Nonesuch Records on November 6, 2015 on DVD as a companion piece to Natalie Merchant's upcoming album, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. Merchant will perform in a handful of international cities in the spring with her An Evening with Natalie Merchant: The 2016 Paradise Is There tour; tickets go on sale Friday. She has released the album track "Carnival," which you can hear here; pre-order the album to download it now.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015Natalie Merchant Film "Paradise Is There" Preview Screenings to Be Shown in North American Theaters Beginning October 26
Select North American cities will host one-night-only screenings of the documentary Paradise Is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, The New Tigerlily Recordings starting October 26. The film, which had its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival last week, will be released by Nonesuch on DVD with Natalie Merchant’s upcoming album, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings, on November 6.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Natalie Merchant has unveiled a short video of outtakes from her forthcoming film album and film, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings, featuring the song "Beloved Wife." In the video, people share their heartfelt stories of what the song has meant to them, accompanied by footage of Merchant performing the song live with her band. You can watch it here.
Thursday, August 13, 2015Nonesuch to Release Natalie Merchant’s "Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings" with Companion Documentary on DVD November 6
Nonesuch releases Natalie Merchant's Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings on November 6, 2015. This collection of all-new recordings revisits Merchant's multi-platinum solo debut, Tigerlily. The new release is accompanied by a documentary DVD. The memoir-style film contains live performances, archival footage, and interviews with musicians, friends, and fans about the influence the songs of Tigerlily have had over the past 20 years. Paradise Is There is available to pre-order at iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store. Tour dates to support the release will be announced soon.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Natalie Merchant brings the music of her latest album, the self-titled 2014 Nonesuch release, and more on the road as she performs a number of North American concerts in the coming months. She begins this run of shows at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, on Saturday, followed by shows in New York, Connecticut, Colorado, and Virginia, and culminating in two shows at Koerner Hall in Toronto in May.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Natalie Merchant’s kicks off a late-summer and fall tour featuring music from her new, self-title album with a performance at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee tonight, followed by stops Chicago, New York, Boston, Seattle, Kansas City, DC, and more through December. While on tour, Merchant joins fellow Nonesuch artists Kronos Quartet, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, and Olivia Chaney for a special set at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House as part of the Nonesuch at BAM celebration of the label's 50th anniversary.