La Roux Makes Fall Plans
Although singer/keyboardist/writer/producer Elly Jackson has always been the face of La Roux, she recently revealed that she split with the other half of the duo – keyboardist/producer Ben Langmaid.
“At the end of the day, the thing that really broke it was quite large personal differences and big creative differences,” Jackson told The Daily Beast. “The general results we were getting I felt weren’t good enough. And it wasn’t out of the blue, either. What I haven’t told anyone before is that we almost split up about three times before that over the previous year-and-a-half, and it’s not like we didn’t try to make it work, but it came to a head. After trying to patch it up so many times and it not working, and the music suffering, it had to come to an end. There were personal differences as well, but I’m not going to talk about those. Sadly, I can’t say that we’re still friends.”
Fans have been waiting five years for the follow-up to La Roux’s self-titled debut. You won’t have to wait until any longer for Trouble In Paradise because the new LP is streaming now on iTunes, ahead of its July 21 release date.
Rolling Stone writes, “Elly Jackson is the best kind of cyberdiva – brassy, hooky, nearly invulnerable. On La Roux’s second LP, her vintage synth-pop magnificence (see 2009’s hit ‘Bulletproof’) has warmed into the sort of electro-disco drama you imagine the Daft Punk robots blasting as they cruise down Highway 1.”
Here’s the plan for the U.S. road trip:
Sept. 18 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 19 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Sept. 20 – Portland, Ore.,Wonder Ballroom
Sept. 22 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
Sept. 23 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda
Sept. 26 – Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
Sept. 27 – Boulder, Colo., Boulder Theater
Sept. 29 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Oct. 1 – Chicago, Ill., Concord Music Hall
Oct. 2 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall
Oct. 4 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
A variety of presales – from Live Nation, Facebook and American Express – are ongoing now for select dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 18.
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