Jenny Lewis extends UK and Ireland tour of new album On The Line

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Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis has extended her tour due to overwhelming demand following the release of her latest album, Getintothis’ Mark Flannery reports.

From being a child actor in the late 80’s and early 90’s (Brooklyn Bridge anyone?), to lead vocalist in Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis has had an interesting and eventful life so far.

With a sold out tour in July, and further dates added due to demand, Lewis is bringing her country tinged musings on life LA style to the North West this summer.

Her forthcoming UK and Ireland tour has been extended due to overwhelming public demand. A new show has been added at Nottingham Rescue Rooms, while dates in Brighton, London and Dublin have been upgraded to bigger venues.

She’s also confirmed to play the Latitude Festival on the weekend of July 18 – 21.

Her latest album, On The Line, is basically a break up album, following the end of her 12 year relationship with musician and frequent collaborator, Johnathan Rice.

Taking five years to make, the album is a tapestry of love, loss, death and Meryl Streep. With musicians such as Ringo Starr and Don Was helping out on the album, and hanging out with fellow luminaries during the making of it, including St Vincent, Jenny Lewis has brought about a musical offering which not only laments the loss of a lover, but also the death of her mother.

The latter relationship was certainly an uneasy one, not only due to her mother’s heroin addiction, but also down to her siphoning off Lewis’ earnings as a child actor to fund what the singer believed to be a small-time career as a drug dealer.

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She finally forgave her mother as she was dying, made apparent on a song such as Little White Dove, which chronicles her hospital visits to her: “behind a yellow curtain on the second floor”.

If lush, melodic Americana with scabrous wit and bittersweet musings sounds like your thing, then Jenny Lewis could well be just the ticket.

July

18 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (JUST ADDED)
24 Brighton, Concorde 2 (UPGRADED VENUE)
25 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (UPGRADED VENUE)
27 Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
28 Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall
29 Dublin, The Academy (UPGRADED VENUE)

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