New Joanna Newsom Dates!

Joanna Newsom’s record label gleefully unveiled new tour dates for the singer/songwriter this week, with an announcement declaring, “Newsom News Will Revive You!” Her 2016 plans now include a West Coast outing that begins in March in Los Angeles.

We don’t blame Drag City for being excited about the news. After all, this announcement has been a long time coming. The East Coast leg that begins on Sunday marks Newsom’s first North American headline tour since 2010.

Photo: AP Photo
Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal

Newsom is supporting her first studio album in five years, Divers, which was released in October.

Pitchfork gave the LP an 8.5 review and stamped it with its “Best New Music” label.

“Most artists on their fourth album settle into atrophy, or at least comfort, Newsom delivers such complex, nuanced music, filled with arcane constructions, that she is only her own yardstick,” Pitchfork writes.

The Guardian gave Divers four stars and writes, “It’s at turns maddening, exhausting, enrapturing, insightful and very beautiful. But it always feels like the work of an artist who’s out there on her own, doing something no one else is doing.”

After playing a run of dates through Europe in early November, Newsom kicks off her North American tour at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre. Her 2016 schedule launches with a handful of shows in Australia in January. Along with the new West Coast dates, she also announced a few gigs in Japan.

Here’s the plan:

Dec. 6 – Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre   
Dec. 7 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Kings Theatre      
Dec. 9 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer   
Dec. 10 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
Dec. 11 – New York, N.Y., Apollo Theatre
Dec. 12 – Munhall, Pa., Carnegie Library Music Hall Of Homestead         
Dec. 13 – Buffalo, N.Y., Asbury Hall At Babeville
Dec. 14 – Toronto, Ontario, Queen Elizabeth Theatre         
Dec. 15 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre      
Dec. 16 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre      
Dec. 17 – Saint Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald Theater       
Dec. 18 – Madison, Wis., Orpheum Theater
Dec. 19 – Melbourne, Australia, Hamer Hall
Jan. 21 – Sydney, Australia, Various Venues
Jan. 23 – Brisbane, Australia, QPAC Concert Hall   
Jan. 26 – Osaka, Japan, TBA
Jan. 27 – Tokyo, Japan, Christ Shinagawa Church – Gloria Chapel  
Jan. 28 – Tokyo, Japan, Christ Shinagawa Church – Gloria Chapel
March 26 – Los Angeles, Calif., Orpheum Theatre          
March 27 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
March 28 – Portland, Ore., Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall         
March 29 – Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre   
March 30 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
March 31 – Spokane, Wash., Bing Crosby Theater / Met Theater         
April 1 – Boise, Idaho, Egyptian Theatre  
April 2 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot            
April 3 – Boulder, Colo., Boulder Theater

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