Atlantic recording artist Rumer has announced plans for a North American tour. The acclaimed British singer/songwriter will kick off the headline trek with a very special record release celebration at Los Angeles’ Hotel Café on January 24th, marking the day her award-winning debut album, “SEASONS OF MY SOUL,” sees its North American release.
The tour will then travel North America through early February, with further stops slated for San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia (see attached itinerary). For complete information, please visit Rumer’s official website, www.rumer.co.uk/live.htm.
Fueled by the much-admired hit singles “Slow” and “Aretha,” “SEASONS OF MY SOUL” was a platinum certified popular success upon its release in the UK. What’s more, the album proved an international sensation, reaching the top 10 in Belgium, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
“SEASONS OF MY SOUL” was also a critical sensation, earning extraordinary acclaim for a debut album. Mojo hailed the collection as a five-star “Instant Classic,” praising Rumer for “(achieving) perfect balance between effusion and restraint…It’s as if Rumer is laying bare humanity’s soul, such is her ability to create intimacy and emotional depth within a song.” “A mellifluous aural balm of jazz and soul, these are songs of yearning and loss,” declared Q in a four-starred rave, while Uncut applauded the album for its “dream-like melancholy, thanks to the tension between Rumer’s sweet voice and her troubled lyrics.” “Sensationally good,” affirmed The Sunday Times, “Rumer has one of those voices – a sort of confiding, conversational sigh, equal parts Laura Nyro, Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield, and Joni Mitchell – you would be happy to listen to for days and days.”
Furthermore, Rumer received rapturous praise for her live performances, with Q extolling “a voice pure as a primary colour, dappling occasional light towards Carole King, more seldom Alison Goldfrapp, but for the most part a fiery phoenix rising from the unmistakable ashes of Karen Carpenter.” “Her vocals are a deft blend of bright, shining delicacy and the darkness of genuine heartache,” declared The Independent of a headline appearance at London’s famed Bloomsbury Theatre, with The Times proclaiming the show as “a classic pop moment.” In addition, a performance at New York’s Joe’s Pub earned the admiration of the Daily News, who noted, “It’s particularly gratifying in these melisma-mad days to hear a singer who doesn’t throw her voice around athletically. Instead (Rumer) trusts the essential quality of her instrument to tell the tale.”
To hear “SEASONS OF MY SOUL” please visit: http://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/sets/rumer
(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)
North American Tour 2012
24 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Café
25 San Francisco, CA Bimbos
27 Salt Lake City, UT State Room
31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity
2 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
6 Toronto, ON Mod Club
7 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
9 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
10 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall