31 Mar 2017
BISHOP BRIGGS ANNOUNCES SELF-TITLED EP OUT APRIL 14
For Immediate Release:
SOLD OUT NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES & TORONTO DATES ON FIRST MAJOR HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SET TO PERFORM AT MULTIPLE FESTIVALS INCLUDING COACHELLA, OSHEAGA, AND LOLLAPALOOZA
“wowing audiences with her unforgettable vocals” – Huffington Post
“For fans of Florence + the Machine, PJ Harvey…the soulful rocker has pop potential.” – Rolling Stone
“Bishop Briggs sure has a set of pipes on her: Husky, swaggering, sensual…we would like more from Ms. Briggs stat” – Noisey
31 MARCH 2017 (TORONTO, ON) – Alternative artist Bishop Briggs will release her self-titled debut EP April 14 via Teleport/Island Records/Universal Music Canada the country’s leading music company. The EP arrives the day after she opens her first major headlining North American tour.
The 6-track Bishop Briggs EP will feature alt anthem “River” which amassed over 28 million global streams and soared to #3 on the Alternative chart, along with “Wild Horses” and two new tracks “The Fire” and “Dark Side”. The EP track list will run as follows:
- “Dark Side”
- “The Way I Do”
- “Wild Horses”
- “Dead Mans Arms”
- “The Fire”
Over the first 10 days of her 25-city tour of the U.S. and Canada, Bishop Briggs will play the Coachella Festival on Saturday, April 15, and Saturday, April 22. Many dates have already sold-out in advance, including The Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto!
Bishop Briggs celebrated the North American tour announcement with her first appearance on TBS’ Conan, where she performed “The Way I Do” live. She made her late night debut performing “River” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; watch that performance HERE. She performed “Wild Horses” on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers; watch that performance HERE.
While Bishop Briggs’ track “River” has reached #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 charts and #1 on the Hype Machine Popular charts, her track “Wild Horses” first gained traction when it was featured on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, Zane Lowe’s BBC worldwide Beats 1 Show, and in ads for Acura’s 2016 TLX and ESPN’s NFL Playoffs.
Bishop Briggs’ music now transcends the limitations of singular genres, blending folk, pop and electronic music into a wholly unique sound. Her voice, lived-in and unafraid, has been likened to artists as varied as Janis Joplin, Florence Welch, Aretha Franklin, and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), but Bishop foregoes restraint and defies categorization, forging a path that is uniquely hers. With an upcoming EP release, recent live performances/opening slots for Coldplay, Passion Pit and Kaleo and a headlining North American tour, Bishop Briggs is poised to be one of 2017’s biggest breakout artists.
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BISHOP BRIGGS 2017 CANADIAN DATES
Date City Venue
May 3 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
Aug 4-6 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts