Singer-songwriter Neko Case has a reputation in the music industry for a fiery stage presence, fierce sense of independence and soothing voice. She’ll display these qualities across the nation this summer during two new legs for her Middle Cyclone Tour.
The first leg of the summer trek launches May 28 at Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM, and briefly closes after a June 14 appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. The next round of concerts picks up with a July 10-11 stand at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Winnipeg, ON, and concludes August 9 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.
In all, Case’s tour will take her to more than 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada over the course of about 10 weeks, including a May 30 show at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, a July 14 concert at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON, and a July 28 gig at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD. Details about ticket pre-sales and public on-sales are available on Case’s official Web site.
Case has outlined several supporting guests for the first portion of her tour. Joey Burns and John Concertino, of the Tejano-influenced rock band Calexico, will appear on the first five dates. Jason Lytle of indie group Grandaddy will accompany on the rest of the early summer jaunt, except for the closing Bonnaroo gig. Support has not yet been announced for Case’s late summer concerts.
The alternative-country chanteuse is touring behind her fifth studio album, “Middle Cyclone,” which hit stores on March 3. The release earned Case her highest ever position on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 3, an marked improvement over 2006’s “Fox Confessor Brings the Blood,” which hit No. 54.
She launched the Middle Cyclone Tour on March 31 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX, and snaked across the nation through a late April closing gig. Case also toured throughout late 2008, filling her itinerary with solo dates, as well as a couple performances with her other musical project, The New Pornographers.
Neko Case itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|May 28||Albuquerque, NM||Sunshine Theatre|
|May 29||Boulder, CO||Chautauqua Auditorium|
|May 30||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre|
|May 31||Salt Lake City, UT||Red Butte Garden|
|June 2||Tacoma, WA||Pantages Theater|
|June 3||Vancouver, BC||Vogue Theatre|
|June 4||Seattle, WA||Paramount Theatre|
|June 5 – 6||Portland, OR||McMenamins Crystal Ballroom|
|June 7||Eugene, OR||McDonald Theatre|
|June 9 – 10||San Francisco, CA||Warfield Theatre|
|June 12||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theatre|
|June 14||Manchester, TN||Bonnaroo Music Festival|
|July 10 – 11||Winnipeg, MB||Winnipeg Folk Festival @ Birds Hill Park|
|July 12||Ottawa, ON||Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest @ Lebreton Flats Park|
|July 14||Toronto, ON||Massey Hall|
|July 16||Grand Rapids, MI||Frederik Meijer Gardens|
|July 17||Indianapolis, IN||Clowes Memorial Hall|
|July 18||Omaha, NE||Slowdown|
|July 19||Kansas City, MO||Uptown Theater|
|July 22||Pontiac, MI||Crofoot Ballroom|
|July 23||Buffalo, NY||Lafayette Square|
|July 24||Norfolk, VA||NorVa|
|July 25||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|July 26||Atlanta, GA||Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre|
|July 28||Baltimore, MD||Ram’s Head Live|
|July 29||Philadelphia, PA||Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center|
|July 31||West Homestead, PA||Riverplex Amphitheatre At Sandcastle|
|August 1||Jersey City, NJ||All Points West @ Liberty State Park|
|August 2||Newport, RI||Newport Folk Festival @ Fort Adams State Park|
|August 5||Burlington, VT||Flynn Theatre|
|August 9||Chicago, IL||Lollapalooza @ Grant Park|