Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joan Wasser, who records and tours under the Joan As Police Woman moniker, has lined up an 11-city North American tour...

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joan Wasser, who records and tours under the Joan As Police Woman moniker, has lined up an 11-city North American tour in September following a month’s worth of festivals in Europe. She is touring behind her second studio album, “To Survive,” released last month and the follow up to 2006’s “Real Life.”

Returning from Europe on August 30, Wasser leaps into her U.S. tour on September 5 in Philadelphia at Tin Angel, playing the final date on September 25 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.

Wasser then mounts an Australian tour from October 5-11.

In describing her music, Wasser says on her website: “I’ve called it Punk Rock R&B but American Soul Music is better, I feel like my music is the melding of the two styles I love most: Soul, that whole encompassing Al Green, Nina Simone and Isaac Hayes; and then all the stuff that came from Punk like The Smiths, The Grifters and Siouxsie Sioux…”

Before going solo, Wasser had band stints with The Damnbuilders, Black Beetle and Those Bastard Souls as well as Rufus Wainwright’s touring band.

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Joan As Police Woman tour dates:
(Dates subject to change)

August 31 Bologna, ITA St Steven Square
August 2 Kacov, CR Sazava Fest
August 3 Wien, GER WUK
August 5 Codroipo, ITA Villa Manin
August 8 Haldern, GER Pop Festival
August 9 Goteborg, SWE Way Out Festival
August 10 Leicester, UK Summer Sundae
August 13 Utrecht, HOL De Helling 7
August 14 Hasselt, BEL Pukkelpop
August 29 Stradbally, IRE Electric Picnic Festival
August 30 Argyll, SCO Connect Festival
September 5 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
September 6 Annapolis, MD Ram’s Head Tavern
September 7 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
September 12 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
September 13 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
September 17 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
September 19 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
September 20 Seattle, WA Triple Door
September 23 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
September 24 Cambridge, MA Middle East Upstairs
September 25 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
October 5 Sydney, AUS The Great Escape Festival
October 7 Sydney, AUS The Factory Theatre
October 9 Adelaide, AUS Jive
October 10 Melbourne, AUS East Brunswick Club
October 11 Brisbane, AUS Globe Theatre