Sharon Van ‘ZOMG how awesome is she’ Etten confirms that she is indeed to trace a route around the UK, dropping music fans to their knees in a series of soon-to-be-sold out shows.
Another member of what is becoming a modern-day Brat Pack of artists that collaborate with the Dessner brothers, Van Etten’s third album Tramp (Jagjaguwar) has received a level of lauding that has managed to escape the accompanying tutting backlash that will henceforth be known as the Del Rey effect.
Lucky Londoners are treated to Brooklynite Van Etten’s laconic luxe at an in-store at Rough Trade East on February 29, and then a sold-out show at Cargo on March 1. Dates for the May UK and Ireland tour are as follows:
May 16 – London Scala
May 17 – Manchester Deaf Institute
May 18 – Dublin Whelans
May 20 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
May 21 – Brighton Komedia
Van Etten is also confirmed to play at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas, curated by The National (bound to be Dessner Brat Pack-tastic) this December.
Challenge: without using the words ‘achingly beautiful’ please do tell the girls are… your thoughts on Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp… Ready, steady, GO!