Rachael Yamagata Steps Out

Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver and Salt Lake City are the first few destinations on Rachael Yamagata’s fall tour as the singer/songwriter sets a one-month road trip to play songs off of her upcoming album along with fan favorites from throughout the years.

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Meadow Brook Music Theatrer, Rochester, Mich.

Tom Waits meets Roberta Flack” might sound like some oddball horror movie airing in the wee hours on your local-access cable channel but that’s one of the descriptions Yamagata’s camp has offered for her new album.  With production described as “riskier and cinematic,” the work has also been described as “Nick Cave hanging with Rufus Wainwright,” which, in another universe, could be a hint about the casting for that Waits meets Flack flick. Yamagata’s new record is expected to arrive in early 2016.

You can get a taste of the new album when Yamagata road-tests a few selections during her fall tour.  Playing mostly clubs, the Oct-Nov. outing launches in Pittsburgh and wraps one month later in New York.  Here’s the schedule:

Oct. 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Club Café
Oct. 16 – Chicago, Ill., Park West
Oct. 17 – Minneapolis, Minn., Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 19 – Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater
Oct. 20 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The State Room
Oct. 22 – Seattle, Wash., The Crocodile
Oct. 23 – Portland, Ore., Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 24 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Oct. 26 – Napa, Calif., City Winery Napa
Oct. 27 – Los Angeles, Calif., Teragram Ballroom
Nov. 1 – Dallas, Texas, The Kessler Theater
Nov. 2 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live – Studio
Nov. 3 – New Orleans, La., Gasa Gasa
Nov. 5 – Tallahassee, Fla., Club Downunder
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, Ga., Vinyl At Center Stage
Nov. 10 – Nashville, Tenn., City Winery Nashville
Nov. 12 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
Nov. 13 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
Nov. 14 – Cambridge, Mass., The Sinclair
Nov. 15 – Northampton, Mass., Iron Horse Music Hall
Nov. 17 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall

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