Canada’s well-known singer and songwriter Nelly Furtado recently announced plans for several performances on tour in her home country early in 2013. The artist plans to make 13 stops across Canada during January for her Indestructible Tour.
The Indestructible Tour is in support of Furtado’s The Spirit Indestructible album, which was released in September of 2012. Furtado’s previous English album, Loose, was released back in 2006; since then she has focused on her last album, Mi Plan, which was written in Spanish and released in 2009. The Spirit Indestructible is the fifth full-length studio album that Furtado has released.
“I was seriously considering retiring from my career as a pop musician and pursuing other music-related and creative endeavors,” Furtado said in a news release on her official website. “Slowly, but surely, I began to record again and eventually found a new freedom within my voice, and an overwhelming sense of excitement about making pop music. That is the excitement you hear on The Spirit Indestructible… All of these songs have an incredible meaning to me, and were written in moments of intense personal growth… These tracks combine hard beats with strong, dynamic, sometimes pretty vocals.”
Furtado’s 2013 Canadian tour is set to take off on January 8 in Victoria, BC at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre. Other stops along the way include The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, AB, on January 12; The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, AB, January 15; Thunder Bay Community Auditorium in Thunder Bay, ON, on January 19; The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, ON, on January 14; and The Centre In the Square in Kitchener, ON, on January 29. The tour will come to an end at the St. Denis Theatre 1 in Montreal, QC on January 30.
In regards to the new album, Furtado wrote, “All my old memories suddenly became crystal clear to me, and I found myself re-visiting my past in a fresh and colourful way, on songs such as “Parking Lot”, produced by Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, where I detail good times in my hometown, sort of like my own take on ‘Summer Of 69.’ On ‘Big Hoops’, my swagger-in-spades, rhyme-writing 14-year-old self finds liberation through hip-hop and R&B attending ‘music jams’ in suburban Victoria. Ironically, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, the producer of this song, and seven others on my album, is responsible for creating a lot of my favourite songs from the 90’s as I eventually realized while examining the plaques his studio walls. When Rodney and I work together, I feel like a child in a playground, uninhibited and happy.”
The 33-year-old music artist was born and raised in British Columbia. She got her first big break into the music business at the age of 18, when she entered a talent competition. Shortly after she was offered a record deal, and her debut album Whoa, Nelly! was released in 2000. Furtado’s past hit singles include “I’m Like a Bird,” “Promiscuous,” and “Say It Right.”
Joining Furtado on tour will be up-and-coming music artists, Dylan Murray and Jessica Tyler. Tickets for The Indestructible Tour went on sale to the general public on Friday, November 16.