FEIST ANNOUNCES MULTITUDES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “IN LIGHTNING” PREMIERES TODAY
MULTITUDES, FEIST’S FIRST ALBUM SINCE 2017, SET FOR APRIL 14 RELEASE
21 FEBRUARY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Feist announced the Multitudes tour, which will feature the 11-time Juno Award winner performing in the round with 360-degree immersive sound. The production was conceived by Feist and developed with artist/filmmaker Colby Richardson, artist Heather Goodchild and Artistic Producer Mary Hickson.
The North American headline tour will kick off on May 2 at The Sylvee in Madison, WI and include shows at Radius in Chicago (May 5), 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and Brooklyn Steel in New York City (May 13). The artist ticket pre-sale will begin tomorrow, February 22, at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 24, at 10:00 AM local time. See below for itinerary or visit https://www.listentofeist.com/.
Multitudes – Feist’s sixth full-length album and first release since 2017’s critically acclaimed Pleasure – will be released on April 14 via Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada. The new songs were largely written during an intensely communal 2021-2022 tour of the same name, which was hailed as a “work of genius” by theToronto Star. The run included a three-night stand at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. After the tour, Feist retreated to Northern California’s Redwood Forest to record the album, which she produced alongside Robbie Lackritz (Peach Pit, The Weather Station, Bahamas, Jack Johnson, Robbie Robertson) and Mocky (Jamie Lidell, Vulfpeck, Kelela), who had partnered with her on 2011’s Metals.
Unveiled today, the official video for “In Lightning” captures Feist’s joyful performance of the song at the water’s edge on a deserted beach. She directed the video with Julia Hendrickson and Sara Melvin. View HERE. The New York Times’ Jon Pareles said, “She sings about lightning as illumination, as power and as revelation; is it ‘in lightning’ or ‘enlightening’? The track begins with clattering drums and banshee vocal harmonies, then veers between hushed contemplation and a brawny, Celtic-flavored stomp.” Pitchforkobserved, “Feist talks of keeping her energy intact in a hectic world as strings zip by like a bug zooming in your ear...It all retains the common feeling in her music of pieces falling together, each element getting its own space to shine. The queen of controlled calamity has officially returned.”
Multitudes took shape soon after the birth of Feist’s daughter and the sudden death of her father. Amid meditations on mortality, connection and the frenetic state of the human condition, the album ultimately radiates an ineffable sense of hope. Fans who pre-order the digital edition of Multitudes will instantly receive “In Lightning” plus two of the songs she performed in last week’s Valentine’s Day mini concert – “Hiding Out In The Open” and “Love Who We Are Meant To.”
Feist – 2023 Multitudes U.S. Tour
5/2 Madison, WI The Sylvee
5/3 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
5/5 Chicago, IL Radius
5/6 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
5/7 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl
5/9 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
5/10 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
5/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
5/13 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
5/15 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
5/17 Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway
5/18 Toronto, ON HISTORY
5/19 Montréal, QC MTelus
7/11 Halifax, NS Halifax Jazz Festival
Leslie Feist is an 11-time Juno Award-winning solo artist and founding member of Broken Social Scene. Born in Nova Scotia but mostly raised in Calgary, she first explored her idiosyncratic musicality by playing in a local punk band as a teen and made her recording debut with the 1999 independent release Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down). Following the breakout success of her sophomore album, Let It Die, she went on to achieve international acclaim with 2007’s Gold-certified The Reminder, which won the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize and earned four GRAMMY® Award nominations. The Reminder delivered one of the most indelible songs of the 2000s – “1234,” a Billboard Hot 100-charting hit. 2011’s Metals was hailed as the album of the year by The New York Times’ Jon Pareles and won the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. In 2017, Feist released the critically acclaimed Pleasure, accompanied by the storytelling podcast series “Pleasure Studies,” which was named "Podcast of the Year" by Apple Podcasts.
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