I am excited to announce a run of UK/EU shows in November, with my City Slang label-mate, wonderful Canadian songwriter, Dan Mangan. These will be very special, full-band double-headers. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Here are the dates:
Wed, Nov 7 - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, DE
Thu, Nov 8 - Mojo - Hamburg, DE
Sat, Nov 10 - Rolling Stone Weekender - Weissenhäuser Strand, DE
Sun, Nov 11 - Gebäude 9 - Cologne, DE
Mon, Nov 12 - Botanique Rotonde - Brussels, BE
Tue, Nov 13 - Queen Elizabeth Hall - London, UK
Thu, Nov 15 - Paradiso Noord - Amsterdam, NL
Fri, Nov 16 - Petit Bain - Paris, FR
Sat, Nov 17 - Rolling Stone Park Festival - Europa-Park, Rust, DE
Tue, Nov 20 - Bogen F - Zurich, CH
Nov 22 - Bluebird Festival - Vienna, AT
Nov 23 - Conrad Sohm - Dornbirn, AT
San Francisco! I’m very pleased to announce I’ll be joining up with the very lovely Olivia Chaney August 16th for a night at the Swedish American Hall, presented by Noise Pop - I’ll be playing some new songs solo, and Olivia will be celebrating a new record. It’s gonna be a sweet one!
A few things I have been up to: I spent the fall and early winter tucked away in the studio, working on a new record. I can’t wait to share it with you (more on that in coming days). I poured my whole self into these new songs, took on new challenges, and ultimately remembered how transformative and soul-saving, and joyful music-making can be. Five records in, and it still feels as charged and essential and impossibly magical as ever.
Last month, I was lucky enough to spend two weeks hiking in the Himalayas, all the way to Everest Base Camp. I have wanted to visit Nepal my whole life, and finally the stars aligned to make it happen. I felt dizzy and humbled, staring at those mountains. I didn’t create anything, wasn’t scheming new ideas, I read very little, and didn’t once look at the news -- the whole experience felt meditative and dreamlike, and like a much-needed reset for my mind. It felt particularly meaningful to be there on the anniversary of the earthquake. Many of the people I met were deeply affected by damage and loss, and are still recovering. When I asked how best to help, every single person said, “Tell your friends to visit Nepal.” So, I am telling you now to visit Nepal. I can’t recommend it enough (and would be happy to point you towards some great guides).
Here is a photo from the trek (there are many, many more Nepal photos over on Instagram @lauragibsongirl )
Thanks for reading this. Hope to see you soon.