After a sold out headlining North American tour this past May, Swedenâ€™s Lykke Li will be returning to the States for four special shows this August, in addition to announcing the dates for her upcoming fall tour.
Lykke Li will be playing at Central Parkâ€™s SummerStage in New York on August 1st, followed by a stop at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 3rd, the House of Blues in Chicago on August 5th, and her only U.S. festival appearance at this yearâ€™s Lollapalooza on August 6th. She will be performing songs off of her critically-acclaimed sophomore release, Wounded Rhymes, which was released earlier this year and is already being called one of 2011â€™s best albums.
If you canâ€™t catch Lykke Li live this time around, be sure to tune in to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 4th where she will be performing the organ-driven â€œYouth Knows No Pain.â€ This hazy, 60â€™s-inspired tune is filled with pounding voodoo drums, girl-gang vocals and features Lykke Liâ€™s voice sounding bigger and bolder than ever before.
The 11-date fall tour will be one of Lykke Liâ€™s biggest North American tours to date, allowing fans that missed out on her live this past spring to finally experience her incredible presence in the flesh. As she has proven many times over, her live show is absolutely not to be missed. The dates are:
8/1/11 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage (with Timber Timbre)
8/3/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre (with Best Coast and Foolâ€™s Gold)
8/5/11 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (with Foster The People)
8/6/11 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
11/5/11 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival
11/7/11 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater *
11/9/11 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
11/11/11 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater *
11/13/11 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
11/14/11 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater *
11/15/11 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *
11/17/11 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater *
11/19/11 Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel *
11/20/11 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *
11/21/11 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinaâ€™s *
*with First Aid Kit
(photo credit Roger Deckker)