Sia is going on tour again!
Quickly after the April 2010 release of her fifth studio album We Are Born, The We Meaning You Tour will begin in Denmark and move around Europe for a total of eleven dates which are as follows:
Sia European Tour Dates 2010
12th May – Denmark – Copenhagen – Falkoner Theatre*
15th May – France – Lille – L’Aeroef
16th May – Belgium – Brussels – Ancienne Begique
17th May – Netherlands – Utrecht – MCV
18th May – France – Paris – Olympia
20th May – Germany – Berlin – Astra*
21st May – Germany – Hamburg – Grose Frieheit 36
23rd May – Germany – Munich – Muffathalle
24th May – Germany – Stuttgart – Theaterhaus
25th May – Germany – Cologne – Gloria
27th May – UK – London – Roundhouse*
*Denotes VIP Ticket Packages available
Look out for special VIP ticket packages in Copenhagen, Berlin and London. Which will include a limited edition Live CD of the show, signed by Sia, access to an exclusive after-show party and VIP goodie bag featuring a variety of Sia related limited edition items.
EDIT: And this just in, the North American tour dates which will come right before the European leg!
04/10: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
04/12: Seattle, WA @ Market
04/13: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/14: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
04/17: Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/19: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
04/20: Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
04/22: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/24: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
04/25: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
04/26: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
04/28: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
04/30: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
05/01: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
05/02: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
05/04: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/05: Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head
05/06: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
One just wasn’t enough.
A little while after posting my initial “Most Anticipated” list for 2010 (read: approximately three seconds), I realized that I had left out far too many important upcoming releases that merit an equal amount of attention.
Let’s keep it going with another installment then!
Christina Aguilera, Bionic (Fourth studio album)
What it is: From WWII to the post-apocalypse, Christina’s upcoming reinvention in sight and sound is poised to raise the bar in pop next year.
Expected shelf date: March 2010.
Confirmed tracks: “You Lost Me,” “Monday Morning”
Production by: Goldfrapp, Ladytron, Sia, Le Tigre, M.I.A, Sam Endicott, Diplo & Switch, Linda Perry, Tricky Stewart
What we know: Loads. Every one of the producers and writers for the new album has been absolutely raving about their work with Christina. Tricky Stewart told Vibe that “She did things that sheâ€™s never necessarily heard on the radio.” Ladytron cannot seem to sing higher praises of Christina’s taste in music and talent in the studio. Sia’s called the songs they’ve wrote together “classical music beautiful” and “sad and awesome.” As far as what I personally know from my sources (such a cock tease!), it’s all sounding quite good.
MuuMuse hopes to hear: A shocking, next-level FutureSound set to knock Gaga down a peg or two.
Goldfrapp, Head First (Fifth studio album)
What it is: The new dawn of another era in Goldfrapp.
Expected shelf date: March 23, 2010.
Confirmed tracks: “Rocket”
Production by: Goldfrapp
What we know: From their official site, courtesy of Alison: “this album is very different from the last, but i hope you enjoy it just as much for different reasons. iâ€™m really looking forward to playing the new songs live as a lot of them are so up and jubilant. even the revenge songs are kind of joyous! its gonna be a blast!”
MuuMuse hopes to hear: Whatever they’ve got to offer. Who dislikes any of the Goldfrapp albums, honestly?
Sia, We Are Born (Fifth studio album)
What it is: The spunky follow-up to 2008′s Some People Have Real Problems, helmed by the producer behind Lily Allen‘s fabulous It’s Not Me, It’s You.
Expected shelf date: April 2010.
Confirmed tracks: “You’ve Changed,” “Clap Your Hands”
Production by: Greg Kurstin
What we know: The album is basically complete, and a new single will be released in the first quarter of 2010. It’s also full of happy, upbeat sounds a la “You’ve Changed,” which you can download at MuuMuse and “Clap Your Hands,” which has been performed live during her Australian tour.
MuuMuse hopes to hear: A brighter, poppier Sia with more hooks and melodies than ever before.
Nicki Minaj, TBA (Debut album)
What it is: After creating a handful of mixtapes and lending verses on literally everyone’s songs, Minaj will finally roll out her debut as one of the most promising female rappers since Lil’ Kim.
Expected shelf date: 1Q 2010.
Confirmed tracks: None.
Production by: Unknown.
What we know: It will be bossy, braggy, and full of Harajuku Barbie style. As the only female rapper on Young Money Entertainment, it will undoubtedly feature everyone from Drake to Lil’ Wayne.
MuuMuse hopes to hear: “Itty Bitty Piggy,” as well as more references to signing boobs and ‘poppin’ that pussy on his Suzuki so crazy kooky in them Daisy Dukies.
Janet Jackson, TBA (Eleventh studio album)
What it is: Returning to her original label A&M Records, Janet’s follow-up to 2008′s Discipline is a top priority release to send Jackson back to the top of the charts.
Expected shelf date: 2Q 2010.
Confirmed tracks: None yet, aside from the possible inclusion of “Make Me.”
Production by: According to the NY Daily News, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
What we know: During her interview with Robin Roberts for ABC, Janet spoke a bit about her new material: “So far I’ve kept it light, but I’m sure it’s going to have its moments of getting a little heavy, a little deeper, lyrically speaking. I need a little bit of escapism right now…something that’s fun to listen to.”
MuuMuse hopes to hear: The classic Janet formula–two or three solid club bangers and a bunch of slinkier grooves a la “When We Oooo” and “That’s The Way Love Goes.” I’m also expecting some darker work and hopeful balladry, given the hardships she’s had to face over the past few months.
Photo courtesy of Consequence of Sound.
Oh. My. Word.
Norman Cook, otherwise known as Fatboy Slim, is about to unleash a monster of EPIC, lady-like proportions.
Here Lies Love, Cook’s collaborative effort with Talking Heads member David Byrne, is a concept album based on the life of Imelda Marcos, the First Lady of the Philippines from the 1960′s to the 1980′s.
But before you say to yourself, “God, not another concept album about Imelda Marcos,” take a quick peek at the collaborators being featured on this album:
01. Here Lies Love (feat. Florence Welch)
02. Every Drop of Rain (feat. Candie Payne & St. Vincent)
03. Youâ€™ll Be Taken Care Of (feat. Tori Amos)
04. The Rose of Tacloban (feat. Martha Wainwright)
05. How Are You? (feat. Nellie McKay)
06. A Perfect Hand (feat. Steve Earle)
07. Eleven Days (feat. Cyndi Lauper)
08. When She Passed By (feat. Allison Moorer)
09. Walk Like a Woman (feat. Charmaine Clamor)
10. Donâ€™t You Agree? (feat. RÃ³isÃn Murphy)
11. Pretty Face (feat. Camille)
12. Ladies in Blue (feat. Theresa Andersson)
01. Dancing Together (feat. Sharon Jones)
02. Men Will Do Anything (feat. Alice Russell)
03. The Whole Man (feat. Kate Pierson)
04. Never So Big (feat. Sia)
05. Please Donâ€™t (feat. Santigold)
06. American Troglodyte
07. Solano Avenue (feat. Nicole Atkins)
08. Order 1081 (feat. Natalie Merchant)
09. Seven Years (feat. Shara Worden)
10. Why Donâ€™t You Love Me? (feat. Cyndi Lauper & Tori Amos)
Tracklisting courtesy of Consequence of Sound.
Can you handle it? Because I actually, quite literally, cannot.
Natalie Merchant! Florence! RÃ³isÃn! Santi! Sia! Cyndi! SO GOOOOOD! Shaking and crying…shaking and crying.
What’s more is this quote from NME from Cook about the project: “Because the story is more about what was going on in [New York club] Studio 54 rather than what went on in the Philippines, we wanted to reflect that, so it’s kind of dance music based,” Cook told BBC 6 Music.
This is literally a dream come true…a very, very gay dream come true.
Sia Furler has done gone and leaked her own song on the Tweeter.
“You’ve Changed” is a track we originally heard back in September of last year with Lauren Flax.
As you might be able to surmise from the first three seconds of the song, the orchestration has changed dramatically: There are bright bells! And a wicked, stomping guitar groove!
It’s basically 1000% better than the first go-around. Get it while you can!
The record will include Eska Mtungwazi, Martha Tilston, and Rowdy Superstar as guest vocalists, but sadly no Sia. (Fear not, she’s busy working on her own upcoming stuff!)
Read below for the tracklisting.
1. Count Me Out
2. Mr. McGee
4. Everything Up (Zizou)
5. Pop Art Blue
6. Medicine Man
7. Ghost sYMbOL
10. The Road
11. All Of Us
Well, this is a good thing.
Now, let’s chill out to the first track off of the album, “Everything Up (Zizou)” available here. Mmm…tastes like atmospheric electronica (with sprinkles.)