Lykke Li announces US tour this fall, effectively silencing all those critics who swore she’d never tour the US this fall

Lykke Li announces US tour this fall, effectively silencing all those critics who swore she'd never tour the US this fall

I have to ask upfront: are you sure you’re even ready to be rocked by this scandalous and sensational news, dear reader? Okay then; you asked for it, but don’t say I didn’t warn ya. Turns out that earlier this week, probably under the cover of darkness, Swedish songstress Lykke Li, who recently released her, you know, most-recently-released album I Never Learn on LL Recordings/Atlantic, has gone and done the unthinkable. She’s announced a North American tour dates scheduled for this fall! Gasp! Shudder! Isn’t that just insidious and nauseating? I mean, I’m totally fighting back chunks of puke right now.

But it’s true. Following a presumably-debaucherous handful of sold-out gigs at such seedy NYC joints as the Apollo Theater and MOMA, Lykke plans on slumming all around the US to, according to her totally unapologetic press release, “perform new material off of her latest album for many audiences across the U.S. for the first time.” Yuk! Maybe that sort of thing is more acceptable in Europe or something? But here in the States where I live, this orgiastic plan of post-album-release-touring breaks just about every musician-related taboo in the book. Below is a list of places you’ll probably want to avoid in the coming months if you’re a decent American.

Lykke Li tour dates:

08.01.14 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08.03.14 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08.08.14 - Vancouver, BC - Squamish Festival
08.10.14 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
09.17.14 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
09.19.14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
09.22.14 - San Diego, CA - North Park Theatre
09.23.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
09.27.14 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
09.28.14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09.30.14 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
10.01.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10.03.14 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
10.04.14 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
10.06.14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10.08.14 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
10.09.14 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
10.10-12.14 - Miami, FL - MANA Wynwood

• Lykke Li: http://www.lykkeli.com
• Atlantic: http://atlanticrecords.com

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