Female musicians are a dime a dozen these days, but hardly any of them do much more than set basic pop hits to acoustic guitar and piano. But Fiona Apple stays ahead with a radical approach and strong songs. In a word, she comes across as an outstanding artiste, with all the talents you'd expect from such a singer. Her music is complex, yet soothing: the chords are messy, the tracks tend to have two or three arrangements, they entwine jazz influences with electronic instruments, and the lyrics are solid and wordy. The songs could simply come off as showy or annoyed -- but they also have that rare quality of conveying a great deal of emotion. Without, I might add, sounding strained. Which, since the mood is that of an angry young woman, is a hard thing to work out, but her richly flowing lyrics make her songs look like very much personal.
Apple returns with her first new album in seven years, The Idler Wheel…, since her last album “Extraordinary Machine” in 2005. "Every Single Night," will serve as the first single from the new album. Apple will be touring across the United State in support of her upcoming album and the tour will kick off on June 19 at State Theatre in Ithaca, NY., and her tour setlist will include tracks from her new album The Idler Wheel…
The Idler Wheel… TrackList
1. "Every Single Night"
5. "Left Alone"
9. "Anything We Want"
10. "Hot Knife"
Tour Dates and Venues-2012:
June 19: Ithaca, NY (State Theatre)
June 20: Baltimore, MD (Lyric Opera House)
June 22: Mashantucket, CT (MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods)
June 23: Holyoke, MA (Mountain Park)
June 24: New York, NY (Randall's Island -- The Governors Ball Music Festival)
June 26: Washington, DC (Warner Theatre)
June 27: Upper Darby, PA (Tower Theatre)
June 29: Danbury, CT (Ives Concert Park)
June 30: Boston, MA (Citi Performing Arts Center)
July 1: Portland, ME (State Theatre)
July 3: Montreal, QC (Olympia Theatre)
July 4: Toronto, ON (The Sound Academy)
July 6: Cleveland Hts., OH (Cain Park)
July 7: Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit)
July 10: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
July 11: Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)
July 13: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
July 14: St. Louis, MO(Peabody Opera House)
July 16: Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)
July 17: Kansas City, MO (The Midland by AMC)
July 20: Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
July 21: Salt Lake City, UT (Kingsbury Hall - University of Utah)
July 24: Vancouver, BC (Orpheum)
July 25: Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)
July 26: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
July 28: Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
July 29: Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Palladium)