We here at Far Out usually like to focus on tour dates relevant to our homegrown readers in the UK and greater Europe. It’s an English website, after all, so tour dates in and around Britannia take precedence over those elsewhere in the world. But I am happy to announce that my bosses have given one of their only American writers the responsibility of sharing St. Vincent’s upcoming American tour dates. Crack open a cold Budweiser and nosh on some apple pie, because the Americans are taking over, baby!
The tour will support Clark’s sixth studio LP Daddy’s Home, which has gotten a fairly warm reception in our offices. I’m a little less convinced: it’s hard for me to accept Clark’s turn into a clever pastiche when I’m used to her being a trendsetting, forward-looking artist. You can’t be groundbreaking forever, but Clark is an artist at the height of her powers, so to instead take a left turn into previously established styles that other artists have done better doesn’t exactly sit well with me. Daddy’s Home is fun and groovy, but it feels lightweight compared to the rest of her discography, and I’m worried that Masseduction will be her last truly great album.
Oddly enough, for an album explicitly influenced by the grimy and gritty streets of New York City, the tour doesn’t have a scheduled stop in the Big Apple. Two shows in Missouri but none in New York? Maybe that’s where Google Trends says the highest concentration of St. Vincent fans are per capita. Can Google Trends do that? I don’t know, but good luck travelling to New Haven, NYC-based St. Vincent fans.
As is my sworn duty, I must also point out another egregious snub of my hometown: when it comes to visiting the DMV, Clark is apparently too busy to make her way down to either the 9:30 Club or The Anthem in D.C. to let the good people of the District get down to some funky 70’s jams. Damn, first Dry Cleaning, and now St. Vincent? Fine, we’ll just party with Lucy Dacus instead.
Check out the U.S. tour dates for St. Vincent’s 2021 trek down below.
St. Vincent 2021 tour dates
3 – Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME
4 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
7 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8 – Stage AE Indoor – Pittsburgh, PA
10 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
14 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
16 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
22 – Vina Robles – Paso Robles, CA
23 – The Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
24 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
5 – The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK
7 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
8 – Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
11 – The Met – Philadelphia, PA
14 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA
15 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
18 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
20 – Fillmore – Detroit, MI