Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Beth Orton Releases Video for 1973 + Tour Dates

Photo credit: Tierney Gearon

Beth Orton released the second single from her upcoming album Kidsticks. The album is scheduled to be released on May 27.  The video was created by photographer/director Tierney Gearon. Check it out below.

You can pre-order Kidsticks, HERE.

"As soon as I saw Tierney's work I knew she would be perfect for 'Kidsticks'. I love her use of colour and her layering of images. During the writing of the record I experienced different realities running consecutively. The idea of identity lost and found runs throughout the record. 1973 plays with this idea of memory and reality. There's a surreal nature to Tierney's work that I love, as well as her use of the Californian landscape and light. When Tierney and I met we decided to do the album artwork and also shoot footage too. Not in the way of a pop video but more as she might an art piece. The video has been edited together by Deborah Johnson of Candy Stations, who works a lot with live projections. We plan to build on all the footage Tierney shot over the course of many meetings and make it a part of the live show. I want there to be a thread that runs through the record visually as it does musically." Beth Orton

Tour Dates

  • 6/07 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
  • 6/09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Three Rivers Arts Festival
  • 6/11 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
  • 6/12 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
  • 6/14 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge (click HERE for tickets)
  • 6/15 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
  • 6/19 -  Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
  • 6/20 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
  • 6/21 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
  • 6/23 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door