Vanessa Carlton Announces Second Leg of “Love Is An Art Tour” // New Album “Love Is An Art” Out March 27

Vanessa Carlton has announced the second leg of her U.S. headline tour tying into the release of her upcoming sixth studio album Love Is Artproduced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips). The Love Is An Art Tour will also feature special guest Jenny O. Album and Concert Ticket bundles are available through Vanessa’s fan ticketing site and include a discount when purchasing a signed CD or vinyl along with a concert ticket. Signed albums will be available for pick up night of the show at participating venues at the merch stand. $1 for each ticket sold through Vanessa’s ticketing site will benefit the Nashville Ballet. – PRESS HERE.

This tour is a seismic shift for me….I am bringing out a full band for the first time in 15 years! My goal is to bring the enormous landscape in the album to life, every night.  The highs, the lows, the dreams in between. I am also thrilled to be sharing the stage with the fantastic songwriter Jenny O who will be opening all shows.– Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa gave fans a sneak peek of what they can expect from the tour with her recent performance of “The Only Way To Love” on 3rd Hour TODAYPRESS HERE to watch.

The upcoming album Love Is An Art, explores the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It’s that constantly evolving nature of love, expectations and compassion that Carlton analyzes from all angles on Love Is An Art, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down.

“Love is the energy you put out into the world,” says the Nashville-based Carlton, who was inspired in part by the 1956 book The Art of Loving by philosopher Erich Fromm, and by stories and struggles both in her interior world and the world around her. “And it can be so incredibly messy at times.”

Love Is An Art finds Carlton reckoning with toxic relationships (the confessional “Miner’s Canary”), eternal partnership (“Companion Star”) and the children who fill the world with love and grace while politicians fill their pockets (the passionate “Die, Dinosaur,” written after the shootings in Parkland, Florida). And true to Carlton’s skill as both a lyricist and an instrumentalist, the arrangements on Love Is An Art tell these tales as vibrantly as the words themselves: piano parts that speak of rage and tenderness, synths that burst and glow like dawn.

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Love Is An Art Tour

First Leg
April 2                   St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
April 3                   Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
April 4                   Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
April 5                   Chicago, IL @ City Winery
April 6                   Chicago, IL @ City Winery
April 8                   Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
April 9                   Toronto, ON @ The Drake
April 10                 Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts of Homer
April 11                 Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels
April 13                 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Theatre
April 14                 Washington, DC @ Birchmere
April 16                 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
April 18                 Boston, MA @ Sinclair
April 19                 New York, NY @ City Winery
April 20                 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern                               
April 22                 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
April 23                 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
April 24                 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
April 25                 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In 

Second Leg
May 27                 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Parish Room
May 28                 Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
May 29                 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
May 30                 Dallas, TX @ Blue Light
June 2                   Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
June 3                   San Diego, CA @ Casbah
June 4                   San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
June 6                   Los Angeles @ Roxy
June 7                   San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
June 10                 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 11                 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
June 12                 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
June 13                 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
June 16                 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 18                 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
June 19                 Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove
June 21                 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar 


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