The New Zealand artist, who now calls the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles home, is getting ready to release her sophomore album, The Golden Echo. Due out Aug. 19 in the U.S. via Warner Bros. Records, the LP includes a little bit of everything “from Prince-like funk to sing-songy electro-pop to eerie space-age hip-hop.”
Kimbra produced The Golden Echo with Rich Costey, who has worked with Foster The People, Interpol and Muse. Guest contributors include R&B singer Bilal, Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman and string arranger Van Dyke Parks.
Eeeeeeep! Here are the dates:
Oct. 20 – San Francisco, Calif., The Independent
Oct. 23 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre
Oct. 24 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory
Oct. 27 – Salt Lake City, Utah., In The Venue
Oct. 28 – Denver, Colo., 1770 Sherman St. Event Complex
Oct. 30 – Minneapolis, Minn., Fine Line Music Cafe
Nov. 1 – Chicago, Ill., Lincoln Hall
Nov. 6 – New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., World Cafe Live
Nov. 8 – Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hall
Nov. 9 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
Empress Of supports all dates, with the exception of Minneapolis and Chicago.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 25.
Kimbra will also appear at
For more information and to pre-order The Golden Echo click here.