09:49 AM on 07/01/09
REGINA SPEKTOR'S NEW ALBUM, far, DEBUTS AT #3
ON BILLBOARD TOP 200
JULY 30th TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O'BRIEN
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Regina Spektor and Sire Records are thrilled with the overwhelming response to Spektor's new album, far. Released last Tuesday, June 23rd, far debuted at #3 on this week's Billboard Top 200 chart. On July 30th, Spektor will perform her gripping single, Laughing With, on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
Along with NPR, Q Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Mojo, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian UK and many others around the world, The New York Times raves far is "[Spektor's] most ambitious work sonically and her storytelling is as elliptical as ever" while The UK Sunday Times agrees this is "her most accomplished, mystifying, eclectic and beautiful release to date. It doesn't just fly, it soars." Spin Magazine goes on to say "far snuggles between her previous efforts, linking the heady sweep of 2003's Soviet Kitsch to the roundabout pop treats of Begin To Hope" and People Magazine adds, "[Spektor's] eclectic, breathtakingly gorgeous songs will be good company wherever you go." Sweden's Smålandsposten hails far as a "modern classic" and Rolling Stone exclaims far as "the sweet spot between her screwball humor and her pop sensibility."
* More North American dates to be announced shortly
September 11th Myth St. Paul, Minnesota
September 12th Chicago Theatre Chicago, Illinois
September 15th Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, Michigan
September 16th Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario
September 17th Metropolis Montreal, Quebec
September 21st House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
September 22nd Orpheum Theatre Boston, Massachusetts
September 24th Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania