Juanita Stein announces acoustic EP + New tour dates with The Killers and Bryan Ferry

January 16, 2018

16th February
PLUS –  New Tour Dates with The Killers, Bryan Ferry and

First 2018 Festival Shows Announced

Juanita Stein will release the America Acoustic EP on 16th February 2018. The Howling Bells frontwoman turned solo artist, who released her America album (Nude Records) last July, recorded the EP at home in Brighton in between recent tour dates with The Killers and her own solo shows.

Says Stein: “I had been asked to record some acoustic tracks for a radio station in the US and it occurred to me whilst doing so just how intimate and special these recordings could be. Ultimately, that’s how all my songs are born: just my self and a guitar usually in my bedroom. So it feels like a deeply honest representation of the music, without any outside interference at all. I wanted them to remain sparse, just a few harmonies and layering. It’s an exercise in itself, leaving the songs bare as bones. A lot of my favourite music tends to be all encompassing or artfully restrained. I wanted this to be just so.”
Made up of the acoustic versions of songs from her acclaimed debut solo album, along with Stein’s cover of Johnny Cash’s A Thing Called Love, a song she often performs at her live shows, the tracklisting for the EP runs as follows:
1. I’ll Cry
2. Cold Comfort
3. A Thing Called Love
4. Florence
5. America
6. Someone Else’s Dime
Pre-order ‘America Acoustic EP’ HERE
Juanita Stein will rejoin The Killers for a string of European dates this February and March, before joining Bryan Ferry for his extensive spring tour, which starts in Cardiff on 9th April and concludes with shows at London’s Palladium (1 May) and Eventim Apollo (3 May).  She has also just been announced for her festival show this year as part of the bill for Black Deer, joining artists including Iron & Wine, Passenger and Jason Isbell at this celebration of Americana and Country music in its debut year, as well as appearing at SxSW in Austin, Texas in March. Full dates are:
19th       Feb         Helsinki, FIN, Hartwell Arena (with The Killers) Tickets
23rd       Feb         Oslo, NOR, Telenor Arena (with The Killers) Tickets
24th        Feb         Stockholm, SWE, Globen (with The Killers) Tickets
25th        Feb         Copenhagen, DEN, Royal Arena (with The Killers) Tickets
27th        Feb         Berlin, GER, Mercedes-Benz Arena (with The Killers) Tickets
28th        Feb         Amsterdam, NEL, Ziggo Dome (with The Killers) Tickets
1st           March     Esch Alzette, LUX, Rockhal (with The Killers) Tickets
3rd           March     Paris, FRA, Le Zenith (with The Killers) Tickets
5th           March     Cologne, GER, Lanxess Arena (with The Killers) Tickets
6th           March     Antwerp, BEL, Sportpaleis (with The Killers) Tickets
14-17     March     Austin, TX, USA – SxSW Festival
9th           April        Cardiff, St David’s Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
11th        April        Liverpool, Philharmonic (with Bryan Ferry)
13th        April        Manchester, Apollo (with Bryan Ferry)
15th        April        Newcastle, City Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
17th        April        Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
19th        April        Edinburgh, Usher Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
21st        April        Dublin, Olympia (with Bryan Ferry)
23rd        April        Belfast. Waterfront (with Bryan Ferry)
25th        April        Bristol, Colton Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
27th        April        Oxford, New Theatre (with Bryan Ferry)
29th        April        Birmingham, Symphony Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
1st           May         London, Palladium (with Bryan Ferry)
3rd           May         London, Eventim Apollo (with Bryan Ferry)
22-24     June       Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells
“A fab, dreamy journey into the dark heart of country-noir”  The Sunday Times
“It’s the voice that grabs you… A wonderfully lucid piece of songwriting, emotion lingering on each note”  Clash
“Stein sounds like she’s coming of age on this album, addressing both her past and her future, and mostly liking what she sees” Q
With an utterly flawless, heart-twisting vocal throughout, ‘America’ spins tales of sorrow and betrayal and turns them into something exquisite” DIY
“Beautifully languid Americana from the singer of Howling Bells, from her romantic, widescreen solo debut” The Times
“A beautifully observed and evocative ode to America… Stein is the powerfully creative master of her art” Loud and Quiet
“A lovingly crafted paean to Americana of all stripes, from Southern Gothic country to swooning Lynchian moods. Stein’s silky voice has long deserved arrangements as sumptuous.”  Uncut

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