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Kate Tempest announces North American tour dates

Kate Tempest – 2017 Tour Dates
March 20 San Diego, CA Casbah
March 21 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
March 22 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
March 24 San Francisco, CA Slims
March 26 Boise, ID Treefort Festival
March 27 Seattle, WA Neumos
March 28 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
March 29 Vancouver, BC Fortune
March 31 Calgary, AB Commonwealth
April 2 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
April 3 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
April 5 Toronto, ON Mod Club
April 6 Montreal, QC Sala Rossa
April 10 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
April 11 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
April 12 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
April 13 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
Kate Tempest has just announced 2017 North American tour dates, her first since releasing 2016’s excellent Let Them Eat Chaos. Her tour wraps up in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on April 13. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon. All dates are listed below.

Kate Tempest’s second album plays like a table read of a screenplay for an Altman-esque anthology that visits the only seven residents of a particular London block who all happen to still be awake at 4:18 AM. Tempest, dropping perfect little details, sets the scene for each of them: some desperate, some drunk, all a little lost. A master storyteller with seriously impressive flow, Tempest draws you into the lives of the characters, finding the humanity in all of them, and eventually tying them together with a thunderstorm. Collaborator/producer Dan Carey matches terrific backing to Tempest’s rhymes, for what is one of the more moving works of the year.

You can stream Let Them Eat Chaos below. Kate’s last show in NYC was one of my favorites of 2015, so if she’s playing near, you don’t miss her.

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World Cafe Next: Kate Tempest

Hear two scarily contemporary tracks from the extraordinary British spoken-word artist.

The extraordinary British spoken-word artist Kate Tempest incorporates hip-hop and performance poetry into the scarily contemporary work on her new album, Let Them Eat Chaos. The album features the stories of seven London characters, each inhabiting song snapshots that take place simultaneously. As a whole, it’s a devastating picture of contemporary London.

Kate Tempest, Art School, Glasgow, review: This is no greatest hits set 

In times which scream out for big explanations to be made and answers to be served up, it may be easy to fall back on the urge to describe Kate Tempest as political. Her writing, after all, is gorged on the minutiae of 21st century life – based in her native London, specifically, but it could be anywhere suitably urban in the British Isles – and the on-edge hyper-awareness that life lived through social media brings.

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