Marissa Nadler and Alela Diane Tour, Too Mindblowingly Awesome to Inspire Even the Smallest Amount of Headline Humor

Eerie indie folk songstress Marissa Nadler recently set out on a month-long U.S. tour with the similarly styled Alela Diane. Nadler’s latest release, Little Hells, came out earlier this year on Kemado, and was — as usual — packed with haunting tunes that come off like the soundtrack to the most wistful Southern Gothic novel ever (screenplay by William Faulkner and Angela Carter, starring someone who is not Dakota Fanning — no offense intended, Dakota, it’s just not you) and also she’s wearing this really cool capelet/blouse thing on the album cover. Totally five stars!

As you can probably tell, I am excited about this tour in many ways. The East Coast-based singer is performing with a pretty rad-sounding full band, including Jonas Haskins (formerly of Earth), Carter Tanton (Tulsa) on electric guitar/harmony vocals, and Ben McConnell (Kip Malone, Espers) on drums. And did I mention touring buddy Alela Diane? Five more stars! The only thing that could possibly improve this tour is if all (or at least the stop where I live) took place in an olde-tyme revival tent. Yes — then it would be peeeerfect

10.27.09 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
10.29.09 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo
10.30.09 - La Jolla, CA - The Loft
11.01.09 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
11.03.09 - Austin, TX - The Cactus Cafe
11.04.09 - Fort Worth, TX - The Fort Worth Modern Museum
11.05.09 - Baton Rouge, LA - Chelseas
11.06.09 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
11.07.09 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11.09.09 - Carrboro, NC - Arts Center
11.10.09 - Washington DC - DC9
11.11.09 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe
11.13.09 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
11.14.09 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
11.15.09 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
11.16.09 - Toronto, ON - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
11.17.09 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
11.18.09 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
11.20.09 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
11.21.09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court