(FCM) Zee Avi announces fall tour dates in support of her sophomore album ghostbird out through Brushfire and Monotone Records on August 23rd.
The select tour dates kick off at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ and continue through October 15th concluding at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre.
With a voice beyond her years, ukulele wielding Avi will be joined by a three-piece band during her 15-date tour. For the first time Avi will bring out the soothingly beautiful Malaysian Sape, a unique string instrument indigenous to her hometown of Borneo. Avi is itching to get back on tour and show off her live skills and perform her new songs.
Ghostbird (the literal translation for owl in Avi's native language) was born in her Brooklyn kitchen last summer; however it was a trip to the Florida Everglades where Avi found endless inspiration and wrote the album's first single, "The Book of Morris Johnson," an upbeat song inspired by the Floridian folk artist.
In the last two years since Avi's critically acclaimed self-titled debut, Zee Avi (a 2009 Associated Press Top 10 album) her very free spirit has wandered from major music festivals (Outside Lands, Bonnaroo) and concert venues across the country to her homeland of Sarawak, Borneo, where she recently picked up an International Youth Icon Award.
Sept. 23rd Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
Sept. 24th Philadelphia, PA Popped Fest (FDR Park)
Sept. 25th Canton, MA Life Is Good Festival
Sept. 26th New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Sept 28th Pittsburg, PA Club Café
Sept 29th Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Sept 30th Newport, KY Southgate House Parlour
Oct 3rd St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
Oct 4th Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Oct 5th Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 9th Spokane, WA A Club
Oct 10th Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Oct 11th Portland, OR The Doug Fir Lounge
Oct 13th San Francisco, CA The Independent
Oct 15th Los Angeles, CA EL Rey Theatre