Courtney Barnett continues to set the music world alight with her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit which is out now, and there are no signs of her slowing down anytime soon. Announced today, Barnett and her band will open for Blur, playing Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl. Details, including her own headline San Francisco date, are listed below.
Barnett recently stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon where she absolutely slayed with her performance of “Pedestrian at Best,” she also turned heads with her Conan performance earlier that month, this time playing another album favorite “Dead Fox.”
Rolling Stone made “Pedestrian At Best” their number one song of 2015 (so far), proclaiming “Courtney Barnett makes it sound so insultingly easy.” SPIN agreed, awarding the track the number 1 crown for their 63 Best Songs of 2015 and also including Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit in their 50 Best Albums of 2015 list. Overall, the album has dominated the Best of 2015 Lists (So Far) with Paste, Stereogum and Billboard all hailing it as one of the most important records of the year.
Courtney Barnett also stopped by the NPR studios during her recent tour and sat down with Bob Boilen for a special Guest DJ set. Boilen included the LP as one of his favorite albums of 2015 going as far to say “Barring some bolt of musical lightning before year’s end, this debut album from Courtney Barnett will be my number one record of the year.”
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For those who missed Barnett on her recent sold out US tour she will be returning to North America this month with a special SOLD OUT Terminal 5 show as well as stops at Pitchfork and the historic Newport Folk Festival. All dates are listed below.
North American Tour Dates
7.16 – 7.16.15 – Pemberton Music Festival – Pemberton, BC
7.19.15 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
7.22.15 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
7.24.15 – WayHome Music & Arts Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
7.25.15 – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
7.26.15 – XPoNential Music Festival – Camden, NJ
10.20.15 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA **
10.21.15 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10.23.15 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY **
* w/ Speedy Ortiz & Torres
** w/ Blur