Nicole Atkins joins up with Dylan LeBlanc for extensive Europe tour13-08-2018
Bobby Gentrie's and Dusty Springfield's albums must have been spun many times on Nicole Atkins' LP player, is the thought when you hear her fourth album. Twangy guitars complimented by sweet strings and a glowing horn section. Even the title, her naughty alter ego on liquor that she now puts to rest, seems to have migrated from a sixties honky-tonk.
When musicians take inward turns and begin penning lyrics that scrutinize the lives they're living, they'll often underscore the maturation and sophistication of their perspectives by striking a pensive tone. That way we'll hear how serious they are about doing away with facades. But that's not the only method of making artistic use of personal catharsis.
The Jersey-bred, Nashville-based theatrical pop singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins devotes much of her fourth album to emotional excavation without ever assuming the subdued posture people might expect from a work of disclosure. In the press materials accompanying Goodnight Rhonda Lee, she wastes no time establishing that the 11-song set depicts high-stakes personal struggles. Only Atkins doesn't treat getting sober and navigating major life transitions, like getting married and moving 900 miles away, as a somber affair.
And that's why we love Nicole Atkins and we're proud to have her on the road in August and September with Dylan LeBlanc. Also, there is more in store for Nicole Atkins in Europe this year, so keep your eyes open!
21/08: Bergen (NO) @ Bergen Live Sessions
22/08: Oslo (NO) @ John Dee
23/08: Stockholm (SWE) @ Bryggarsalen
24/08: Kristianstad (SWE) @ Kulturkvarteret
25/08: Löderup (SWE) @ Solhällan
26/08: Gothenburg (SWE) @ Pustervik
27/08: Copenhagen (DK) @ Lille Vega
28/08: Groningen (NL) @ Noorderzon
29/08: Heerlen (NL) @ Nieuwe Nor - Cultura Nova Festival Presents
30/08: Amsterdam (NL) @ Het Zonnehuis
02/09: Asten (NL) @ Misty Fields
04/09: Zürich (CH) @ Rote Fabrik
05/09: Berlin (DE) @ Kantine am Berghain
11/09: London (UK) @ Bush Hall
12/09: Bristol (UK) @ The Exchange
13/09: Nottingham (UK) @ The Maze
14/09: Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club
15/09: Bedford (UK) @ Ents Shed
16/09: Chester (UK) @ St Mary`s
19/09: Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
20/09: Madrid (ESP) @ El Sol
21/09: Zaragoza (ESP) @ Rock & Blues Cafe
22/09: Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
23/09: Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
24/09: Santander (ESP) @ El Almacén de Little Bobby