Zola Jesus announces winter tour, provides live video to silence the skeptics

Zola Jesus announces winter tour, provides live video to silence the skeptics

Of all the conspiracy theories, few are more aggravating and less sensible than those of the Zola truther movement. “Zola Jesus has never, ever played a live show,” they say. Despite the hundreds of shows Zola Jesus has played over the past half-decade or so as a national touring artist. Despite there being nothing to gain from her faking her live performance history. “Look, you can see the strings,” the skeptics cry.

Zola Jesus is going on a lengthy North American tour this coming January. Okay, before the peanut gallery revs up their e-mail client to send me a series of 20-minute YouTube videos “proving” that these dates are part of a ongoing scheme, pause a minute. Here is a video of a live rendition of her new single “Go (Blank Sea)” performed at New York City’s Webster Hall. It was directed by Mark Zemel, shot by Zemel and Nathan Lynch, and edited by Jorge Duran:

Can we please put these accusations to bed now?

Earlier this year, Zola Jesus put out Taiga through Mute. Even more recently, she put out the Go (Blank Sea) EP, also through Mute, featuring the titular single and two remixes by Diplo and Skin Town. All these things are real. Please don’t leave a flaming bag of dog turd with “ZOLA LIED” scrawled across it on my doorstep.

Zola Jesus dates:

11.18.14 - London, UK - KOKO
01.08.15 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
01.09.15 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
01.10.15 - Vancouver, BC - VENUE
01.12.15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
01.13.15 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
01.14.15 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater
01.15.15 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
01.16.15 - Chicago, IL - Tomorrow Never Knows Festival (Atheneum)
01.17.15 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
01.19.15 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
01.20.15 - Columbus, OH - Skully’s
01.22.15 - Toronto, ON - The Drake
01.23.15 - Montreal, QC - Phi Centre
01.24.15 - Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom
01.27.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
01.28.15 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
01.29.15 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
01.30.15 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
01.31.15 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
02.02.15 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
02.03.15 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
02.04.15 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
02.06.15 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

• Zola Jesus: http://www.zolajesus.com
• Mute: http://mute.com

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