Fiona Apple Denver show: Singer to play at Boettcher Concert Hall - Reverb

Fiona Apple, Blake Mills announce a 12-date tour with a Denver show

If you’ve heard the first song on Fiona Apple’s latest record, you’ll understand why she’s playing Denver’s Boettcher Concert Hall on her upcoming tour.

Go ahead and listen to “Every Single Night,” the opening lullaby on Apple’s fourth record (the long-winded “The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do”) and you’ll hear the complex playfulness and intense, if occasionally child-like, switch ups. The song almost sounds symphonic, sans the strings, and so it makes sense that Apple will play the in-the-round home of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on this next outing.

Apple will co-headline Boettcher on Oct. 11 with Blake Mills, part of their 12-date “Anything We Want” tour. Apple and Mills were asked to write three or four sentences about the show for the tour release, and here’s what they came up with:

1) We were sent an assignment to write three or four sentences.

2) These sentences should communicate that we, Fiona Apple & Blake Mills (that’s us), are doing a little tour as a duo.

3) We know it’ll be something special, and we aren’t being coy here — it’s just that we have about 26% of an idea of what the f*** we will be playing for you.

4) It was our understanding that the 4th sentence was optional, but here is something that is true: the uncertainty excites us.

Apple and Mills will play songs from each of their catalogs as well as new, unreleased material in what is being billed as a “collaborative performance.” Mills’ name isn’t as recognizable as Apple’s, but he’s an accomplished player, songwriter and producer who founded a band with the Dawes boys, played with Band of Horses, toured with Lucinda Williams and produced for Sara Watkins.

Fiona Apple and Blake Mills tour:

10/3 Portland, OR: Newmark Theatre

10/4 Seattle, WA: Benaroya Hall

10/7 Los Angeles, CA: Walt Disney Concert Hall

10/8 Berkeley, CA: Zellerbach Hall

10/11 Denver, CO: Boettcher Concert Hall

10/14 Minneapolis, MN: The O’Shaughnessy

10/15 Chicago, IL: Bank of America Theatre

10/17 Toronto, ON: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

10/19 Philadelphia, PA: Merriam Theater

10/22 New York, NY: Beacon Theatre

10/23 Boston, MA: Emerson Colonial Theatre

10/25 Washington, DC: Lincoln Theatre

10/26 Washington, DC: Lincoln Theatre

Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and editor at The Denver Post.

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  • Lynne Ryan

    I must go, I have to go, I will go..even if I have to get up at 3:30 the next morning to go to work.. Wait, what day is the 11th…Never mind, I’m still going