The Miracle Of Kimbra

“Eeeeeeep. This is gonna be awesome,” says Kimbra. What’s so awesome? Well, glad you asked! The singer/songwriter is “VERY excited” about a new run of U.S. dates scheduled in October and November.

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.

Check out the audio for the track “Miracle,” which debuted this week and features bassist Thundercat, Silverchair’s Daniel Johns and drummer John JR Robinson (Michael Jackson, Daft Punk).

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 in Las Vegas. The Oct. 24-26 event hasn’t revealed its daily lineup yet.

For more information and to pre-order The Golden Echo click here.