Stones Throw recording artist Anika
embarks on long awaited
North American debut tour this Fall.
Dates include ATP, NYC, MoogFest, LA, SF, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, Detroit , Toronto
After extensive touring throughout the U.K. and Europe, the England-born, Berlin-bred Anika finally embarks on a long awaited tour of North America. Flanked by key appearances at the Portishead-curated All Tomorrows Parties in Asbury Park, NJ and MoogFest in Asheville, NC.
Fans and critics alike were captivated, if not caught off guard; disarmed by the raw emotion of Anika’s self-titled debut album (Stones Throw / Invada). Released amidst the blizzard of last December, Anika painted a stark black & white with telling covers and teeming originals. Inhabiting and subsequently haunting the words of Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono and Peggy Lee – atop a musical foundation built by Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and the members of Beak>. William Fuller (Bass) and Matthew Williams (Keys, Guitar) of Beak> join the run, alongside Andrew Sutor (Drums) and Rasha Shaheen (Backing Vox, Keys, Guitar) making up Anika’s live-band.
The New York Times called the release “Startling”. The Los Angeles Times deemed it “Striking”. With Rolling Stone (Germany) granting the debut disc a 4.5 of 5 rating. Anika’s and her fellow musicians approach is simple, but basked in subdued complexities. Anika’s debut North American tour proves to bring these elements to the stage.
ANIKA NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
27th NEW YORK, US (LIVE) – Le Poisson Rouge $15/17 – 21+
29th PRINCETON, NJ, USA (LIVE) – Princeton University
30th PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA (LIVE) – Voyeur
2nd NEW JERSEY, US (LIVE) – ATP, Asbury Park Convention Hall w/ Pop Group more info
5th BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA (LIVE) – Sonar
7th MONTREAL – TBA
8th TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (LIVE) – Wrong Bar
9th DETROIT – CAVE
10th CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA (LIVE) – Empty Bottle
14th PORTLAND, OREGON, USA (LIVE) – Mississippi Studios
16th SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA (LIVE) – The Crocodile
18th ARCATA, CALIFORNIA, USA (LIVE) – The Jambalaya
19th SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA (LIVE) – The Independent
20th L.A. – TBA
25th AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (LIVE) – Emos
26th LOUISIANA, NEW ORLEANS, USA (LIVE) – Siberia w/ Zola Jesus
29th ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA (LIVE) – Moog Fest