KIMBRA to Support FOSTER THE PEOPLE on US Summer Tour

Warner Bros. Records artist Kimbra has been selected to support Foster the People on their US summer tour.  The dates kick off May 29th with two nights at Rumsey Playfield in New York's Central Park, and run through July 7th in Las Vegas, NV. The Kooks, Tokyo Police Club and Mayer Hawthorne will also be supporting on selected dates throughout the tour.

This year is shaping up to be an extremely busy one for the 21 year-old singer and songwriter.  Prior to heading out with Foster the People, Kimbra will be performing at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX March 13-17, after which she will be opening for Gotye on his nationwide run. That string of shows begins March 22nd in Washington, DC and will continue through April 12th in San Francisco, CA.

Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. Her Australian debut, Vows, has spawned three hit singles, is certified platinum, earned her a "One to Watch" rave from Rolling Stone Australia and won Kimbra the ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist. Several of the songs on Vows are included on her current US EP Settle Down, which was released in October 2011. The title track is already getting airplay on KCRW and the video, which has over six million views, was recently selected as iTunes Video of the Week.

Kimbra's haunting vocals and impassioned delivery on the Gotye track "Somebody That I Used to Know" have helped propel it to an international hit: the video for the song has 70 million views and it is climbing the US radio charts. Kimbra recently joined Gotye onstage for the US television debut of "Somebody That I Used to Know" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Kimbra is currently working on additional tracks for her debut album for Warner Bros. Records with such producers and songwriters as Mike Elizondo and Greg Kurstin. The release is set for summer 2012.

Watch the official video for "Settle Down" here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHV04eSGzAA and purchase the Settle Down EP here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/settle-down-ep/id472114057

 

Kimbra US tour dates are as follows:

 

March 13 - 17 - SXSW Music Conference - Austin, TX

With GOTYE:

March 22 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC

March 23 - Tower Theatre - Philadelphia, PA

March 25 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

March 27 - Webster Hall - New York, NY

March 29 - House of Blues - Boston, MA

March 30 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC

March 31 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON

April 2 - Pease Auditorium - Ypsilanti, MI

April 3 - Aragon Theatre - Chicago, IL

April 4 - Epic Event Center - Minneapolis, MN

April 6 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO

April 8 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC

April 10 - Showbox - Seattle, WA

April 11 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

April 12 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA

 

With FOSTER THE PEOPLE:

May 29 - Rumsey Playfield - New York, NY

May 30 - Rumsey Playfield - New York, NY

June 01 - LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH

June 04 - Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX

June 05 - The Backyard - Austin, TX

June 07 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Alpharetta, GA

June 10 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia MD

June 11 - Summerstage - New York, NY

June 12 - Lachine Canal - Montreal, QC

June 14 - Mann Center - Philadelphia, PA

June 15 - Bank of America Pavilion - Boston, MA

June 16 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI

June 19 - Downsview Park - Toronto, ON

June 20 - Congress Theater - Chicago, IL

June 21 - Congress Theater - Chicago, IL

June 22 - US Bank Theater - Minneapolis, MN

June 25 - Deer Lake Park - Vancouver, BC

June 26 - WAMU Theater - Seattle, WA

June 27 - Edgefield Amphitheater - Troutdale, OR

June 29 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA

June 30 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA

July 1 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA

July 3 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO

July 5 - The Great Salt Air - Salt Lake City, UT

July 6 - Commerica Theater - Phoenix, AZ

July 7 - The Pool at the Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV

 

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