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Jenny Hval announces 2015 US live dates

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 09. Dec, 2014

Jenny Hval returns to the US in March 2015 for a string of live dates with Perfume Genius.

In March 2015, Hval is set to return to her growing US audience. This week, the live dates for a 10-date tour with Perfume Genius were announced.

The tour offers fans a chance to check out new material featured on Hval’s new solo album which is set for release on Sacred Bones Records in May/June 2015.

The March US tour also marks the debut of Hval’s new live format that features scenography and performance as vital elements. Hval’s new live concept also introduces a collaboration with US video- and performance artist Zia Anger.

2015 US tour with Perfume Genius

03-16 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
03-17 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03-19 New York, NY – Stage 48
03-20 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
03-21 Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
03-23 Hamden, CT – The Outer Space
03-24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
03-25 Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
03-27 Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum
03-29 Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival

Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as a writer, journalist, recording artist and sound artist both in Norway and abroad. When her third record Viscera was released in 2011, Italian Vogue described her as: “an artist of significant competence, both musically and intellectually.” Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Despite her young age, she has already infused, carved and modulated an artistic voice that is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.

2013 saw the release of Hval’s latest solo outing to date, ‘Innocence is Kinky’ which Pitchfork described thus: ‘Not content to merely test the limitations of musical genre, of sound, of her own voice (and, by virtue, her body), Hval knowingly transgresses those limitations as she explores what’s just beyond her range. That bold tack gives Innocence Is Kinky its unique aesthetic, but it is also, oddly enough, what keeps the music so grounded in the physical and the human.’

Late March 2014 saw Jenny Hval heading out on an extensive US tour that included a stint at Big Ears Festival and concerts in the Mid-West and West-Coast.

Jenny Hval is a recipient of Music Norway’s Export Programme support scheme.


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