Upcoming Tricky tour wassails its way across North America

Upcoming Tricky tour wassails its way across North America

As a young child growing up in suburban Minneapolis, my mother always used to tell me, “Liz, if you behave this year and are a good girl, then perhaps Tricky shall come to town, with his reindeer and his large red velvet bag full of candy canes and atmospheric trip-hop songs.” For many years, those words and that promise lived in my heart, and now, in grand tradition, Tricky has returned to North America for another magical winter season. Well, actually he’s returning to rep his latest album Mixed Race (TMT Review), which was released yesterday on Domino. Perhaps you’ve heard the first single, a reworking of Echo Minott’s “dancehall classic ‘Murder Weapon,’” with vocals by Irish chanteuse Franky Riley? Good news: Ms. Riley will be heading out with Tricky in his enchanted sleigh full of hypnotic melodies and bristling raps to bring goodwill and joy to denizens of the New World. (Only if you believe, though, and are nice to your mom.)

Tricky dates:

12.09.10 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
12.10.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
12.11.10 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
12.12.10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
12.13.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
12.14.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity
12.17.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
12.18.10 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
12.19.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
12.21.10 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
12.22.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour

• Tricky: http://www.trickysite.com
• Domino: http://dominorecordco.us