with special guest Blake Mills
Sep 27 , 2012
Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter
Fiona Apple is extending her sold out spring tour and making a stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on September 27, 2012. Not only does this mark her first outing in five years, it also marks the release of The Idler Wheel..., her first album in seven years.
Like Apple’s 1999 record, When the Pawn…, the new album’s title is a poem:
THE IDLER WHEEL IS WISER
THAN THE DRIVER OF THE SCREW
AND WHIPPING CORDS WILL SERVE YOU MORE
THAN ROPES WILL EVER DO.
“Whet your appetite for a new Fiona LP (yes!) with this tasty, arresting new ballad, which she busted out during a SXSW show,” said Rolling Stone, placing “Every Single Night” on the “RS Playlist” while The New York Times marveled at how it “seesawed between lullaby and vehement chantey.”
“Every Single Night” was one of three new songs Apple introduced on her recent sold-out spring tour – her first outing in five years. New York Magazine’s Vulture.com hailed her performances as “mind-blowing” while the Village Voice called her “a lightning-rod presence” and the Philadelphia Inquirer observed: “the word performance doesn’t seem apt. There’s nothing pat about what she does.”
“Fiona Apple has control. That’s clear from the moment she took the stage,” said The New York Times. “She has always been part blues woman, part dark cabaret singer, part illicit rock confessor. Her songs limn the erotics of danger and also the pains of disappointment, drawing equal strength from both.”
You can check out Apple performing “Every Single Night” and “Anything We Want,” another track from her upcoming album in the videos posted above or at: http://www.fiona-apple.com
Singer-songwriter Apple, known for her bluesy-sultry voice and her unsettling beauty made her debut at age 19 with 1996’s triple platinum Tidal. Rolling Stone named her Artist of the Year in 1997 and in 1998 she won a GRAMMY for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for one of the album’s singles, “Criminal.” When the Pawn…followed in 1999, and was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “the work of an original.” Extraordinary Machine debuted in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200 and appeared on numerous critics’ best-of-2005 lists.
7:30pm - Blake Mills
8:00pm - Intermission
8:20pm - Fiona Apple
(Set times are approximate and subject to change.)
- Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. No one under the age of 5 admitted into the theater.
- Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:30 PM