KT Tunstall Reveals Release Date, Specs For New LP; Announces New Tour Dates

KT Tunstall Kin Cover ArtKT Tunstall has a new album on the way this fall.

The famed pop singer recently announced that her new album Kin will be released Friday, September 9th via Caroline Records.  The announcement of the 11-song record’s upcoming release comes not long after she announced that she will hit the road this fall for a series of live performances.  That tour launches September 14th at Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.  It runs through October 3rd in Los Angeles, California.  Tickets can be purchased for each date online here.  The full tour schedule is noted below.

 

US Tour Dates:

 

September 14 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
September 15 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ONT
September 17 Royale Boston, MA
September 18 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
September 19 Irving Plaza New York, NY
September 21 House of Blues Chicago, IL
September 22 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
September 23 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
September 24 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
September 27 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
September 28 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
September 29 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
October 2 House of Blues San Diego, CA
October 3 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA

 

Tunstall was very candid in discussing her new album in a recent interview, noting that Kin almost didn’t happen.  That was because she was in a place only a few years ago that saw her step away from music.  “As an artist I feel like I died,” she says. “I stopped. I gave up. I didn’t want to do it anymore,” she said.  She went on to note that Kin did happen because she had time to do some thinking, and in turn crafted Kin.  “The truth is, I’ve finally made peace with being a pop songwriter,” she said.  “This record was very much embracing my dharma as an artist, which is to write positive songs that have muscle, but also show their vulnerability.”

Courtesy:  Carolina Records

Courtesy: Carolina Records

Tunstall also has a new EP titled Golden State that is available now.  It is available online via Barnes & Noble Booksellers’ online storeKin, meanwhile, is available now for pre-order here.  A limited number of signed copies of Kin will be available online via Amazon.  And Barnes & Noble will also have the album available as an exclusive, limited edition colored vinyl.  Kin’s full track listing is noted below.

 

 

 

 

KIN full track listing:
1. Hard Girls
2. Turned A Light On
3. Maybe It’s A Good Thing
4. Evil Eye
5. It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am
6. On My Star
7. Two Way
8. Run On Home
9. KIN
10. Everything Has Its Shape
11. Love Is An Ocean

 

More information on Kin is available online now along with all of KT Tunstall’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://kttunstall.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kttunstall

Twitter: http://twitter.com/kttunstall

 

 

 

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Upon A Burning Body Ends 2014, Starts 2015 With Performances In NC

Courtesy:  Sumerian Records

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

Upon A Burning Body is coming to North Carolina.

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

The San Antonio, Texas-based metalcore quartet is scheduled to perform at Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, North Carolina Saturday, December 20th as a support act to Asking Alexandria on the band’s “The Moving On Tour.” The performance is the closing date on “The Moving On Tour.”  Chelsea Grin, Blessthefall, and The Family Ruin are also on the bill as support acts. Upon A Burning Body’s performance is part of its current tour schedule in support of its new album The World Is My Enemy Now (Sumerian Records). That album was released August 12th, 2014. Tickets for that concert are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Individual VIP tickets at $50. Tickets can be ordered online now at http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1849377&cobrand=white. Doors open at 7pm.

Courtesy:  Sumerian Records

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

After wrapping “The Moving On Tour,” Upon A Burning Body will take some a couple weeks off for the holidays before returning to the road. The band returns to the road Thursday, January 8th on the “Slow Your Troll And Know Your Role Tour” presented by Revolver magazine and Rock Star Energy Drink. The tour includes a performance at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, January 9th, 2015. The band will be joined by co-headliner Veil of Maya and support acts Volumes, Gideon, and The Last Ten Seconds of Life. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 the day of the show. They can be ordered online now at http://lincolntheatre.com/events/veil-maya-upon-burning-body/?REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat97249&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_97249&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_97249. Doors open at 6pm.

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Memphis May Fire Releases Info For New Album, Tour

Courtesy:  Rise Records

Courtesy: Rise Records

Dallas, Texas based Memphis May Fire has announced the release date for its latest album.  The band will release Unconditional May 25th via Rise Records.  The band has already debuted the video for its lead single, ‘No Ordinary Love’ via YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1HIegAANIk.  The band’s members explained in an interview, the meaning behind its new record.  The band noted that Unconditional is largely about facing the future, facing the responsibilities that come to us each in life and facing all of life’s struggles.  The album’s track listing is available below.

Unconditional Track Listing:

01. NO ORDINARY LOVE

02. BENEATH THE SKIN

03. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

04. THE ANSWER

05. POSSIBILITIES

06. SPEECHLESS

07. THE ROSE

08. NOT ENOUGH

09. NEED TO BE

10. PHARISEES

11. DIVINITY

Along with the announcement of its new album, the members of Memphis May Fire have also announced that the band will also hit the road in support of its new album beginning February 20th.  The tour will see the band hit twenty-seven cities including Raleigh, North Carolina.  It will be joined by The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses, and Beartooth throughout its tour.  The band’s stop in Raleigh, North Carolina is currently scheduled for Sunday, March 2nd at the Lincoln Theatre.  The band’s complete tour schedule is listed below.

2/20 Nashville , TN @ Rocketown (Beartooth only)

2/21 – Dallas , TX @ The Door

2/22 – San Antonio , TX @ White Rabbit

2/23 – Houston , TX @ Warehouse Live

2/25 – St. Petersburg , FL @ State Theatre

2/26 – Lake Buena Vista , FL @ House of Blues – Orlando

2/27 – Ft. Lauderdale , FL @ Culture Room

3/1 – Atlanta , GA @ The Masquerade

3/2 – Raleigh , NC @ Lincoln Theatre

3/4 – Philadelphia , PA @ The Trocadero Theatre

3/5 – New York , NY @ Irving Plaza

3/6 – Sayreville , NJ @ Starland Ballroom

3/7 – Worcester , MA @ The Palladium

3/9 – Montreal , QC @ La Tulipe

3/10 – Toronto , ONT @ Opera House

3/11 – Pontiac , MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom

3/12 – Joliet , IL @ Mojoes

3/14 – Minneapolis , MN @ Mill City Nights

3/16 – Denver , CO @ The Summit Music Hall

3/18 – Spokane , WA @ The Knitting Factory

3/19 – Seattle , WA @ Studio Seven

3/20 – Portland , OR @ Wonder Ballroom

3/21 – Sacramento , CA @ Ace of Spades

3/22 – San Bernardino , CA @ NOS Events Center (Self Help Fest)

3/23 – San Diego , CA @ SOMA

3/26 – West Hollywood , CA @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

3/27 – Mesa , AZ @ Nile Theatre

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