Fiona Apple, Blake Mills announce a 12-date tour with a Denver showBy Ricardo Baca | July 29th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Go ahead and listen to â€śEvery Single Night,â€ť the opening lullaby on Appleâ€™s fourth record (the long-winded â€śThe Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Doâ€ť) and youâ€™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 hereâ€™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 â€ścollaborative performance.â€ť Millsâ€™ name isnâ€™t as recognizable as Appleâ€™s, but heâ€™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