As part of a 15 date North American tour, Fiona Apple and Blake Mills will be performing live at NYC’s Beacon Theatre on October 21 and 22. The pair, who collaborated on Apple’s “The Idler Wheel…” album, plan to feature songs from their respective catalogs as well as original, yet-to-be-released material.
If you’re a Fiona fan, you won’t want to miss this event. The mysterious songstress, who has shied away from the limelight, released “The Idler Wheel…” in 2012 to rave reviews. (Her last album was 2005′s “Extraordinary Machines.”) The album entered the Billboard 200 at Number 3, making it her highest-charting album yet.
Although many remember Apple for her outrageous acceptance speech at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, she is no longer that angsty 19-year-old. Fans who have grown up right along with her have waited patiently between albums, each of which demonstrate her evolution as an artist.
And Apple is nothing, if not charitable with her musical gifts. She performed at Love and Haiti, Too: A Music Benefit in 2010 to raise fund for the victims of the Haitian earthquake, and recorded a track for the charity compilation album “Chickens in Love” benefiting 826LA, an organization that supports kids’ literacy and creative writing.
Blake Mills, the other half of this amazing duo, is a musical renaissance man. A songwriter, guitarist, producer, and composer, Mills served as Apple’s opening act and guitarist throughout “The Idler Wheel…” tour.
Mills released his first solo album, “Breaking Mirrors,” to much acclaim in 2010. Yet he remains one of the music industry’s most in-demand musicians. He has worked with everyone from Julian Casablancas, Lucinda Williams, and Jackson Browne to Band of Horses and Cass McCombs. In 2012, he contributed a track to the charity album, “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International,” with proceeds going to the human rights organization Amnesty International. Currently, Mills is preparing his still untitled second album, which is set for release in early 2014.
WHEN: Monday, October 21 & Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8 p.m.
New York, NY 10023
TICKETS: $39.50-$60. Please click here to purchase tickets.