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Listen: Vagabon Talks with NPR's "All Things Considered"

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on October 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
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"What I want to do with any sort of power or influence that I garner is to just shout out the people who are also deserving but because of their race, their orientation, their sexual identity—because of all these things, they somehow feel slept on," Vagabon tells NPR's All Things Considered of her new album. "We have to stand up for each other. The others have to stand up for each other ... I have no interest anymore of making myself small, to not be intimidating. I just made an amazing record." Hear the conversation here.

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Vagabon (Laetitia Tamko) was a guest on NPR's All Songs Considered last Friday, the day her new, self-titled album was release on Nonesuch Records. She spoke with NPR's Jenny Gathright about making the critically acclaimed new album and how it reflects a new sense of confidence. You can hear the conversation below.

"What I want to do with any sort of power or influence that I garner is to just shout out the people who are also deserving but because of their race, their orientation, their sexual identity—because of all these things, they somehow feel slept on," Tamko tells Gathright. "We have to stand up for each other. The others have to stand up for each other ... I have no interest anymore of making myself small, to not be intimidating. I just made an amazing record."

To pick up a copy of Vagabon, head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album and a limited-edition autographed print while they last.

Vagabon leads a headline tour of Europe this week, culminating at Hasard Ludique in Paris on Thursday. She returns to the States next week to begin a weeks-long tour as special guest of Angel Olsen. See below for details and tickets or visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

VAGABON ON TOUR

Oct 21 St. Pancras Old Church London, UK
Oct 22 Botanique/Rotonde Brussels, BELGIUM
Oct 23 Kastine am Berghain Berlin, GERMANY
Oct 24 Hasard Ludique Paris, FRANCE
     
Oct 30 Asbury Lanes* Asbury Park, NJ
Oct 31 Franklin Music Hall* Philadelphia, PA
Nov 1&2 Lincoln Theatre* Washington, DC
Nov 4 Variety Playhouse* Atlanta, GA
Nov 5 Civic Theatre* New Orleans, LA
Nov 7 Levitation Festival* Austin, TX
Nov 8 Granada Theater* Dallas, TX
Nov 9 The Criterion* Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 10 The Granada* Lawrence, KS
Nov 12 First Avenue* Minneapolis, MN
Nov 13 The Sylvee* Madison, WI
Nov 14 The Riviera Theatre* Chicago, IL
Nov 15 Royal Oak Music Theatre* Detroit, MI
Nov 16 Queen Elizabeth Theatre* Toronto, ON
Nov 18 mTelus* Montreal, QC
Nov 19 Royale* Boston, MA
Nov 22 Brooklyn Steel* Brooklyn, NY
     
Dec 2 The Van Buren* Phoenix, AZ
Dec 3 The Observatory North Park* San Diego, CA
Dec 5 Palace Theater* Los Angeles, CA
Dec 7 Fox Theater* Oakland, CA
Dec 9 Roseland* Portland, OR
Dec 10 The Orpheum Theatre* Vancouver, BC
Dec 11 Moore Theatre* Seattle, WA
Dec 13 The Depot* Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 14&15 The Gothic Theatre* Denver, CO
     

* w/Angel Olsen

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Vagabon by Kholood Eid for NPR, 2019

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