After joining the Portlandia tour as “Special Guest Musician” this month, Eleanor Friedberger will visit Texas in March for the SXSW Music Festival as well as a residency in Marfa, TX.
Eleanor will attend a week long residency for Ballroom Marfa where she will record a limited edition 7-inch with Gory Smelley of Marfa Recording Company and perform at the Crowley Theater on March 24.
Also, Eleanor is bringing her full band back out on the road in April with Merge label mates Hospitality. Eleanor’s band is Matt Asti (MGMT), Ahmed Gallab (touring member of Yeasayer & Caribou), and John Eatherly (Be Your Own Pet & Turbo Fruits).
Eleanor Friedberger is a lover of the Velvet Underground and Jorge Ben; she’s a fearless performer, as comfortable fronting a band as she is playing alone on a stage with an acoustic guitar; she’s one of the sweetest alto voices in music. Nowhere is all of this more apparent than on her very first solo album, Last Summer, out now on Merge Records.
Last Summer is available on CD, LP and digital download. Watch the recently released video for “Heaven,” too!
Eleanor Friedberger on tour:
* = solo as “Special Guest Musician” on Portlandia tour
% = full band dates w/ Hospitality
Feb 19 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero *
Feb 20 Boston, MA Berklee Performing Arts Center *
Feb 21 Washington, DC 9:30 Club *
Feb 22 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre *
Feb 23 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse *
Feb 24 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works *
Mar 14-18 Austin, TX SXSW Music Festival (solo)
Mar 24 Marfa, TX Crowley Theater (solo)
Apr 18 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House %
Apr 19 Washington, DC Black Cat %
Apr 20 Durham, NC The Casbah %
Apr 21 Atlanta, GA The Basement %
Apr 23 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay %
Apr 24 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar %
Apr 26 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s %
Apr 27 San Antonio, TX Korova %
Apr 28 Austin, TX Frank %
May 3 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag %
May 4 Toronto, ON Garrison %
May 5 Montreal, QC Il Motore %
May 6 Allston, MA Great Scott %