GRAMMY® award-winning singer-composer-bassist Esperanza (Emily) Spalding is announcing spring and summer tour dates for her newest project Emily's D+Evolution. Rekindling her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, this new project delves into a broader concept of performance.
Originally conceived the day before her birthday, during a "sleepless night of full moon inspiration," Emily's D+Evolution will be performing all new material that Esperanza says "unfolds as live musical vignettes".
"Emily is my middle name, and I'm using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand." says Spalding. "My hope for this group is to create a world around each song, there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video, and the movement of our bodies."
Following sold out shows at Disney Hall and SF Jazz for Spalding's Chamber Music Society and Radio Music Society recordings, Spalding's Emily's D+Evolution tour begins at San Francisco's Independent on May 5, with showcases at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre and New York's le Poisson Rouge on May 15, two nights at Chicago's Lincoln Hall on June 28 and 29 and wrapping up in New Orleans at Essence Fest on July 4. The full list of tour dates is below. Purchase tickets, here.
Esperanza Spalding tour dates:
4/26 - Disney Hall - Los Angeles, CA (Sold Out)
4/30 - SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA (Sold Out)
5/1 - SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA (Sold Out)
5/2 - SF Jazz, San Francsico, CA (Sold Out)
5/3 - SF Jazz - San Francisco, CA (Sold Out)
Esperanza Spalding Presents Emily's D+Evolution
5/5 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
5/7 - EI Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
5/15 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
5/16 - The Paradise - Boston, MA
5/17 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
6/12 - Prospect Park Bandshell - Brooklyn, NY
6/13 - DC Jazz Festival - Washington, DC
6/14 - 20th Century Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
6/16 - Evans Amphitheater at Cain Park - Cleveland Heights, OH
6/18 - The Palladium - Carmel, IN
6/19 - Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
6/20 - Fargo Theatre - Fargo, ND
6/21 - Winnipeg Jazz Fest - Winnipeg, MB
6/24 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
6/25 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI
6/26 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
6/28 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
6/29 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
7/1 - Iron City - Birmingham, AL
7/2 - 3rd and Lindsley - Nashville, TN
7/3 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
7/4 - Essence Fest - New Orleans, LA