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Weyes Blood Announces New North American and European “Something to Believe” Tour Dates

Titanic Rising Out Now via Sub Pop

May 20, 2019
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Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) released a new album, Titanic Rising, last month via Sub Pop, her first album for the label. Now she has announced some new tour dates that stretch from August to November, include shows in North America and Europe, and is dubbed the "Something to Believe" tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 24, at 10 AM local time. Check out all the dates below.

Titanic Rising was our joint Album of the Week and you can read our rave review of it here.

Titanic Rising includes "Andromeda," a new song she shared in January that was one of our Songs of the Week. When the album was announced Weyes Blood shared a self-directed slasher movie video for the new song "Everyday," which was our #1 Song of the Week. The album cover was photographed in a bedroom fully submerged in water, with no CGI. Video was also shared of Weyes Blood performing a new song from the album, "Something to Believe," at Pitchfork's Midwinter Festival in Chicago. Then she shared another new song, "Movies," via a self-directed video in which a movie theater audience magically jump into the film they are watching. "Movies" was also one of our Songs of the Week. Weyes Blood also recently sang guest vocals on a song by Drugdealer, "Honey." Once the album was released album track "Wild Time" was also one of our Songs of the Week.

In a press release Mering describes Titanic Rising as "The Kinks meet WWII or Bob Seger meets Enya."

"You can tell there's not a guy pulling the strings in Enya's studio," Mering says of the New Age pop singer who had huge success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Of the other influence, Mering says: "The clarity of Bob Seger is unmistakable. I'm a big fan of conversational songwriting. I just try to do that in a way that uses abstract imagery as well."
 
"An album is like a Rubik's Cube," she adds. "Sometimes you get all the dimensions-the lyrics, the melody, the production-to line up. I try to be futuristic and ancient at once, which is a difficult alchemy. It's taken a lot of different tries to get it right."

The 1997 romantic blockbuster film Titanic inspired the album's title. "It was engineered for little girls and had its own mythology," Mering explains. "It's so symbolic that The Titanic would crash into an iceberg, and now that iceberg is melting, sinking civilization." 

The song "Movies" also comments on the power of the silver screen; as Mering puts it, "that movies had been brainwashing people and their ideas about romantic love." 

At the end of the press release, Mering sums up Titanic Rising as such: "There are complicated influences mixed in with more relatable nostalgic melodies. In my mind, my music feels so big, a true production. I'm not a huge, popular artist, but I feel like one when I'm in the studio. But it's never taking away from the music. I'm just making a bigger space for myself."

Weyes Blood's last album, Front Row Seat to Earth, made it all the way to #9 on our Top 100 Albums of 2016 list.

Read our interview with Weyes Blood on Front Row Seat to Earth (from our Best of 2016 Issue).

Also read our The End interview with Weyes Blood about endings and death.

Weyes Blood Tour Dates:

Spring/Summer 2019:

May 21 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club [Sold Out]
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall [Sold Out]
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern [Sold Out]
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus [Sold Out]
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg [Sold Out]
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda's [Sold Out]
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl [Sold Out]
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt [Sold Out]
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone's [Sold Out]
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour [Sold Out]
Jul. 05 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde
 
Something to Believe Tour:

North America:

Aug. 07 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic
Aug. 08  - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
Aug. 10 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company
Aug. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial    
Aug. 17 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sep. 05 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
Sep. 06 - New Haven, CT - Space Ballroom
Sep. 07 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Sep. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Sep. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met*
Sep. 12 - Boston, MA  - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion*
Sep. 13 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavillion*
Sep. 14 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre*         
Sep. 16 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
Sep. 17 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
Sep. 19 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Sep. 20 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium*
Sep. 21 - St. Augustine, FL - Sing Out Loud Festival at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sep. 23 - Athens, GA- 40 Watt
Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry
Sep. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar       
Sep. 28 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre      
Sep. 30 - Chicago, IL  - Thalia Hall
Oct. 01 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Oct. 02 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
Oct. 04 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
Oct. 05 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
Oct. 06 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
 
Europe:

Oct. 26 -  Dublin, IE - Button Factory
Oct. 28 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Oct. 30 - London, UK - Electric Brixton
Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - IBOAT
Nov. 05 -  Braga, PT - gnration
Nov. 06 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB @ B.Leza
Nov. 07 - Madrid, ES - Sala 0 - Palacio de Prensa
Nov. 10 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair
Nov. 11 - Zürich, CH - Bogen F
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
Nov. 14 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan
Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
Nov. 17 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret

* = supporting Kacey Musgraves

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May 21st 2019
1:19am

I have listened to this album again and it was great and the sound quality was great