Becca Mancari tours Europe with Julien Baker this September28-08-2018
Born in Staten Island, New York, to an Italian-Irish preacher and a Puerto Rican mother, Becca Mancari has lived a life of transition - from working as a janitor in South Florida, to writing songs with train hoppers in the Blue Ridge Mountains and seeking spirituality in India. But it was her time in Virginia and Nashville where she found the roots music that would continue to inspire her musical evolution to today.
Her anticipated debut album, Good Woman, is hauntingly lonesome, with dust-cloud swells of electric guitar and don't-look- back lyrics revealing scenes from Mancari’s well-travelled story.
Perhaps more striking than Mancari’s sound is the tender honesty and vulnerability present in each of her songs. Ann Powers describes Mancari’s writing as "lyrical and raw," commenting on the "great personality in her songs." As a gay woman in the south, she has fought hard to reconcile her spiritual beliefs with her sexuality. Her strong personality enables her to be a spokeswoman to the outcast and the misfit, helping her redefine the categories that so often divide people.
When Mancari sings, she shines with authenticity. It is evident that Mancari knows exactly who she is, and her music has a strong sense of identity. But it is her refusal to subscribe to molds and societies trends that sets Mancari apart. Mancari is challenging all of us to throw away the old book and create a new genre of music.
Starting on September 1st, Becca Mancari will tour Europe with Julien Baker and a select number of headline shows. A yet to be announced full band tour is expected for the fall/winter of this year:
01/09: Enschede (NL) @ Tuckerville
03/09: Brussels (BE) @ Botanique º
04/09: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso º
05/09: Hamburg (DE) @ Elbphilharmonie º
07/09: Copenhagen (DK) @ Hotel Cecil º
08/09: Bergen (NO) @ Perfect Sounds Forever º
10/09: Stockholm (SWE) @ Kagelbanan º
13/09: Leipzig (DE) @ UT Connewitz º
14/09: Prague (CZ) @ NOD º
15/09: Vienna (AT) @ Flex º
16/09: Munich (DE) @ Ampere º
18/09: Milan (IT) @ Obibò º
20/09: Dudingen (CH) @ Bad Bonn º
21/09: Tenerife (ESP) @ Festival Boreal
22/09: Paris (FR) @ La Maronquinerie º
24/09: Manchester (UK) @ Gorilla º
25/09: Glasgow (UK) @ St. Lukes º
27/09: Dublin (IRE) @ Vicar Street º
29/09: London (UK) @ 02 Shephers Bush Empire º
º w/ Julien Baker