Jolie Holland will head out on a North American headlining tour in support of her upcoming album Pint Of Blood, out June 28th on Anti- Records. Kicking off in New York City on June 28th, this six-week tour will see Jolie playing songs from her new album that embraces the live-studio rock approach of the 60's and 70's, and transforms it with her unmistakable touch. A full west coast run will be announced shortly.
June 28th Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
July 5th Passim Cambridge, MA
July 6th Iron Horse Northampton, MA
July 7th Space Portland, ME
July 8th Cabaret Montreal, Canada
July 9th Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada
July 11th The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
July 12th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
July 14th Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
July 16th Record Bar Kansas City, MO
July 20th Kessler Theater Dallas, TX
July 21st Lamberts Austin, TX
July 22nd Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
July 23rd Tipitina's New Orleans, LA
July 25th Crowbar Tampa, FL
July 26th The Social Orlando, FL
July 29th Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
August 2nd Jammin' Java Vienna, VA
August 3rd World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Anti- Records is thrilled to announce the release of Jolie Holland's new album PINT OF BLOOD. Set for a June 28th release, on this record the critically acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist draws on her wide range of influences to create an inspired, distinctive and beautifully cohesive ten-song collection.
Recording mostly live in her home studio with co-producer Shahzad Ismaily, Jolie relied on the spontaneity & energy of the sessions to create PINT OF BLOOD, an album that impresses with its originality and honesty, its inspired storytelling and impassioned performances.
With PINT OF BLOOD, Jolie has found a new focus to her sound - a looseness that always stays sharp, never loses the root of her work and ultimately reveals new layers in Jolie's inimitable style.
New songs such as "All Those Girls," the outright violence of "Remember" and the sweeping "Gold and Yellow," masterfully capture a candidness that results in a confident artistic statement - Jolie's most musically focused and emotionally direct collection to date.
On Wednesday August 5th, Live Nation will be featuring No Service Fee Wednesdays! To take advantage of this offer for my September 26 show at The Paris in New Orleans, just go to Live Nation anytime between 12:00am EST on 8/5 and 12:00am PST on 8/6.
Also, my fall tour dates have recently been announced. Check the dates below to see when I'll be playing near you!
Aug 22 2009 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
Sep 16 2009 Space Gallery Portland, Maine
Sep 17 2009 Brattle Theater Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sep 18 2009 Le Poisson Rouge New York, New York
Sep 19 2009 The M Room Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 20 2009 The Southern Charlottesville, Virginia
Sep 21 2009 The Arts Center Carrboro, North Carolina
Sep 22 2009 Double Door Inn Charlotte, North Carolina
Sep 24 2009 Eddie’s Attic Decatur, Georgia
Sep 25 2009 Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Sep 26 2009 The Parish New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 27 2009 McGonigels Mucky Duck Houston, Texas
Sep 28 2009 Stubbs BBQ Austin, Texas
Sep 30 2009 Club Congress Tucson, Arizona
Oct 1 2009 Acoustic Music San Diego, California
Oct 3 2009 Largo Los Angeles, California
Oct 4 2009 Independent San Francisco, California
Oct 6 2009 Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Oct 7 2009 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
Oct 9 2009 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 10 2009 Walnut Room Denver, Colorado
Oct 11 2009 The Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 12 2009 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 13 2009 High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 14 2009 Schubas Tavern Chicago, Illinois
Oct 15 2009 Russian Recording Bloomington, Indiana
Oct 16 2009 The Dame Lexington, Kentucky
Oct 17 2009 Stuarts Opera House Nelsonville, Ohio
To Whom It May Concern, Regarding my New Fake Name
I, Jolie Holland, was ignorant of fate enough to have allowed my "band name" to be my actual name, so that now, if I play backup violin in a friend's experimental band, and he puts my name on the bill, people will show up and expect me to perform as "my band" and not the musician formerly (unknown) as 'Jolie Holland' who is also a backup singer, and violinist, and etc. So in order to be a well-rounded and happy musician, who gets to be in other people's bands, and not just front a band; and at the same time also not confuse people, who might expect me to play my songs just because they see my name on a bill, I have come to a ridiculous decision. When I am part of a show where I'm not going to play my songs, I'll be billed as Bell Denmark, which is a nickname Michael Musika of San Francisco gave me years ago.
Michael used to do kind of a micro micro cultural "society pages" kind of gossip column thing and everyone had fake names that were adorably obvious to all of us. Chris Powers was Magic Powers and etc. I like the name Bell Denmark, because I am fond of bells themselves. Jason Leonard, with whom I have the duo band "Dark Eyed Junco" plays lots of bells, and he likes to quote this quote about them--"to hear the 'noise of the bell' is to dissolve the limitations of one's existence in time." And I like the last name Denmark because it reminds me of scratches wolf puppies might make on the walls of their den.
Incidentally, I'm not Dutch nor Danish. This solution is backwards of the usual "having a band name, and using your given name on the side when you perform solo." Perhaps it is not as confusing as our dear Will Oldham's use of pseudonyms, god bless his heart. When I record with people I'll probably use my 'real name' and just use the nickname for live shows, to signify that I won't be performing my own material.