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Natalie Merchant was on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week to talk with presenter Kirsty Wark and fellow guests Jeffrey Boakye and Michel Faber about her new album, Keep Your Courage, and more. You can hear their conversation here. Merchant embarks on a European headlining tour beginning in Berlin tomorrow, followed by two nights at The London Palladium on Thursday and Friday, and including her first shows in Italy since 2002. 

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Natalie Merchant was on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week this morning to talk with presenter Kirsty Wark and fellow guests Jeffrey Boakye and Michel Faber about her new album, Keep Your Courage, and more. You can hear their conversation on Spotify and Apple Podcasts here:

Merchant embarks on a European headlining tour this week, beginning in Berlin tomorrow, followed by two nights at The London Palladium on Thursday and Friday, and including her first shows in Italy since 2002. She also recently announced the rescheduled California leg of her tour for May and June 2024, including two additional nights in San Diego and Saratoga. A complete list of dates may be found below and at nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Keep Your Courage, released earlier this year on Nonesuch Records, is Natalie Merchant’s ninth solo studio album and the first of new material since her 2014 self-titled record. An eclectic album, produced by Merchant, it features lush orchestrations throughout, two duets sung with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, contributions from the Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. There are nine original songs by Merchant and an interpretation of a song by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum. The vinyl LP edition includes four bonus tracks from earlier albums, previously unreleased on vinyl. You can get it and hear it here.

NATALIE MERCHANT ON TOUR

Oct 31 Theater des Westens Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 2 London Palladium London, UK
Nov 3 London Palladium London, UK
Nov 5 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, UK
Nov 6 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester, UK
Nov 8 Olympia (Sold Out) Dublin, IRELAND
Nov 9 Olympia (Sold Out) Dublin, IRELAND
Nov 11 The Forum (Sold Out) Bath, UK
Nov 13 Carré Theatre (Sold Out) Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Nov 14 Cirque Royal (Sold Out) Brussels, BELGIUM
Nov 17 Teatro Dal Verme Milan, ITALY
Nov 14 Palasport San Bernardino Chiari, ITALY
     
May 25 Humphrey's (Rescheduled; Sold Out) San Diego, CA
May 26 Humphrey's (Just Added) San Diego, CA
May 28 Mountain Winery Amphitheater (Just Added) Saratoga, CA
May 29 Mountain Winery Amphitheater (Rescheduled) Saratoga, CA
May 30 The Masonic (Rescheduled) San Francisco, CA
Jun 1 Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
     

 

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Natalie Merchant: BBC Radio 4's 'Start the Week,' October 2023
  • Monday, October 30, 2023
    Listen: Natalie Merchant on BBC Radio 4's 'Start the Week'
    Jacob Blickenstaff

    Natalie Merchant was on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week this morning to talk with presenter Kirsty Wark and fellow guests Jeffrey Boakye and Michel Faber about her new album, Keep Your Courage, and more. You can hear their conversation on Spotify and Apple Podcasts here:

    Merchant embarks on a European headlining tour this week, beginning in Berlin tomorrow, followed by two nights at The London Palladium on Thursday and Friday, and including her first shows in Italy since 2002. She also recently announced the rescheduled California leg of her tour for May and June 2024, including two additional nights in San Diego and Saratoga. A complete list of dates may be found below and at nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Keep Your Courage, released earlier this year on Nonesuch Records, is Natalie Merchant’s ninth solo studio album and the first of new material since her 2014 self-titled record. An eclectic album, produced by Merchant, it features lush orchestrations throughout, two duets sung with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, contributions from the Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. There are nine original songs by Merchant and an interpretation of a song by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum. The vinyl LP edition includes four bonus tracks from earlier albums, previously unreleased on vinyl. You can get it and hear it here.

    NATALIE MERCHANT ON TOUR

    Oct 31 Theater des Westens Berlin, GERMANY
    Nov 2 London Palladium London, UK
    Nov 3 London Palladium London, UK
    Nov 5 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, UK
    Nov 6 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester, UK
    Nov 8 Olympia (Sold Out) Dublin, IRELAND
    Nov 9 Olympia (Sold Out) Dublin, IRELAND
    Nov 11 The Forum (Sold Out) Bath, UK
    Nov 13 Carré Theatre (Sold Out) Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Nov 14 Cirque Royal (Sold Out) Brussels, BELGIUM
    Nov 17 Teatro Dal Verme Milan, ITALY
    Nov 14 Palasport San Bernardino Chiari, ITALY
         
    May 25 Humphrey's (Rescheduled; Sold Out) San Diego, CA
    May 26 Humphrey's (Just Added) San Diego, CA
    May 28 Mountain Winery Amphitheater (Just Added) Saratoga, CA
    May 29 Mountain Winery Amphitheater (Rescheduled) Saratoga, CA
    May 30 The Masonic (Rescheduled) San Francisco, CA
    Jun 1 Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
         

     

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