In support of her acclaimed sixth album Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent will be hitting the road next summer a tour in the UK and Europe, where she will be flanked by The Down And Out Downtown Band, who made their debut with Annie Clark on Saturday Night Live earlier this year.
Alongside previously announced festival appearances at Mad Cool in Madrid and NOS Alive in Lisbon, St. Vincent will now be hitting the continent for a run of her own shows next June – including her biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo.
Speaking to NME, she explained just how much these gigs will mean.
“Honestly, the reason people go to see live shows is the same reason why people go to church,” she said. “It’s to be taken some place else for an hour and a half.
“In not being on the road for a long time, I’ve definitely realized that there is absolutely no substitute for the communion, the mystery, the high stakes, the feeling that anything could happen and that connection. You can’t beat it.”
With previous tours having been quite “high concept” – especially the launch of 2017’s MASSEDUCTION with her divisive show at London’s O2 Academy in Brixton – this time St. Vincent is looking for more of a back-to-basics approach.
“I’m thinking less in terms of digital and more in terms of practical – and I mean that in the theatre-craft sense,” said Clark. “The band are so killer and at the end of a day it’s a show. In the past with what I’ve been it’s been like you might love it or might hate it but you won’t forget it. In this go-round, I want people to be like, ‘What the hell just happened to me?’ If people walk away going, ‘Oh, that was a nice show’ – then I’ve failed.”
Clark continued: “We’ve been cooped up for nearly two years and we need an exorcism. I need to truly leave it all on the stage. Emotionally, we’re not even sure how much we have inside of us. It’s been a while!”
St. Vincent’s 2022 UK and European headline tour dates are below. Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Friday July 11. Visit the artist’s official website for further information.
Tuesday 14 – LJUBLJANA, SI, Center urbane culture Kino Siska
Thursday 16 – PRAGUE, CZ, Lucerna Music Bar
Friday 17 – WARSAW, PL, Stodola
Sunday 19 – BERLIN, DE, Tempodrom
Tuesday 21 – KOLN, DE, Kantine
Sunday 26 – DUBLIN, IR, Fairview Park
Tuesday 28 – EDINBURGH, UK, Usher Hall
Wednesday 29 – LONDON, UK, Eventim Apollo.