JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN shares cover of Prince’s “Kiss”, taken from JOANTHOLOGY, her first ever career retrospective, due May 24th + UK live dates

May 9, 2019


Shares cover of “Kiss” by Prince

Taken from JOANTHOLOGY due May 24th 2019
on Play It Again Sam 

Plus UK tour dates in June / July

Joan Wasser aka JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN releases a unique reworking of the PRINCE classic ‘KISS’ on May 7th 2019 

The second track to be released from her forthcoming JOANTHOLOGY album (May 24th Play It Again Sam), Joan’s version of KISS is stripped back, raw and uniquely Joan; the cover became a live favourite on her DAMNED DEVOTION tour.

Ahead of the JOANTHOLOGY album release on May 24th, Joan will release a six-part series of podcasts via Apple/Spotify/Soundcloud where she talks in candid detail about each of her albums, her music and her life. Listen HERE

JOANTHOLOGYis Joan’s first ever career retrospective and will be released as a deluxe triple CD set including ‘Live At The BBC’, a collection of songs recorded in session for BBC 6Music.

There will also be a limited edition sky bluevinyl release of ‘Live At The BBC’ (PIASR1085LP) and digital editions.

JOANTHOLOGY’ spans the first fifteen years of Joan’s remarkable musical output and includes new, rare and unreleased material alongside more than thirty of her most loved songs. Curated and sequenced by Joan and manager Tom Rose (who discovered and released her earliest recordings) this collection showcases Joan’s songwriting chops, her love of music, of experimentation and of life!

With songs from each Joan As Police Woman album: ‘Real Life’ , ‘To Survive’ , ‘The Deep Field’ , ’The Classic’ and ‘Damned Devotion’, it also includes material from her album of cover versions, ‘Cover’, from 2016’s ‘Let It Be You’, recorded with Benjamin Lazar Davis, and the lead track from her debut EP ‘My Gurl’ (2004). Full tracklisting below..

Joan As Police Woman’s huge JOANTHOLOGY TOUR starts May 1st and covers 47 dates across 15 countries. Joan willperform her songbook solo, just piano, guitar and her bewitching voice, a live format not seen since she toured her acclaimed debut album ‘Real Life’ (Reveal 2006). Joan will reimagine many of the key songs from ‘JOANTHOLOGY’ in a extended concert set that gives fans of all ages a rare chance to hear many of her intensely personal and intimate songs that she hasn’t performed for many years, alongside new material and well chosen covers. All shows are seated, no support.

Tour Dates – Tickets
European Joanthology Tour – performing solo, no support 2019 
21st June – England, Brighton, St Georges 
23rd June – England, Leamington Spa, Assembly 
24th June – England, London Earth 
26th June – England, Folkestone, Quarterhouse 
27th June – England, Nottingham, Glee Club
29th June – Wales, Cardiff, The Gate Arts Centre
30th June – England, St Ives, Guildhall

1st July – England, Exeter, Phoenix Arts Centre
2nd July – England,Bristol, St Georges 
3rd July – England, Liverpool, Epstein Theatre 
5th July – England, Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
6th July – England, Gateshead, The Sage 
7th July – Scotland, Edinburgh, Pleasance Theatre 
9th July – Scotland, Glasgow, St. Luke’s 
10th July – England, Leeds, College of Music
11th July – England, Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall 
13th July – Ireland, Dublin Liberty Hall Theatre 
14th July – Ireland, Letterkenny An Grainan 
16th July – Ireland, Cork St. Luke’s Church
17th July – Ireland, Waterford, Theatre Royale

Listen to a ‘JOANTHOLOGY’ sampler on Spotify:

My Gurl
The Ride
Real Life
Eternal Flame
I Defy (feat. Antony)
We Don’t Own It
Honor Wishes (feat. David Sylvian)
Hard White Wall
Start of My Heart
To America (feat. Rufus Wainwright)
To Be Lonely
The Magic
Human Condition
Run For Love
Forever and A Year

What A World (new recording)
Whatever You Like (T.I)
Holy City
Get Direct
Good Together
Your Song (first time on CD)
Myrrhman (Talk Talk)
Broke Me In Two (with Benjamin Lazar Davis)
Valid Jagger
Tell Me
Silly Me
Warning Bell
Kiss (Prince)

Live at The BBC *
To Be Loved
Start of My Heart
Human Condition
She Watch Channel Zero (Public Enemy)
Sacred Trickster (Sonic Youth)
Holy City
The Classic
Magic Lamp (with Benjamin Lazar Davis)
Let It Be You (with Benjamin Lazar Davis)
The Silence
Damned Devotion


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