× Nicole Atkins joins up with Dylan LeBlanc for extensive Europe tour

Nicole Atkins joins up with Dylan LeBlanc for extensive Europe tour


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

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