Annie Clark aka St. Vincent sat down with NME for an interview just after she announced the details of her UK and European tour for 2022.
The artist was previously announced on the lineup of Mad Cool in Madrid as well as NOS Alive in Lisbon but we now know that she will be hitting the entire continent next June. This tour will also include her biggest UK headline show with a concert schedule for London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo.
This tour will be in support of her acclaimed sixth album entitled Daddy’s Home, which was released on May 14. She will be on the road next summer accompanied by The Down And Out Downtown Band. This brand made their debut with Clark on Saturday Night Live earlier this year.
She told NME how much these concerts will mean to her: “Honestlym the reason people go to see live shows is the same reason why people go to church. It’s to be taken some place else for an hour and a half.”
She also added that “In not being on the road for a long time, I’ve realised that there is absolutely no substitute for the communion, the mystery the high stakes, the feeling that anything could happen and that connection. You can’t beat it“.
St. Vincent has been known for having some “high concept” tours especially with the launch of her 2017 album MASSEDUCTION. But for this time, she explained that she wanted to have something that had more of a back-to-basic approach.
She said that in the past, it was more about creating an unforgettable show but for this tour, she said “I want people to be like, ‘What the hell just happened to me?’ If people walk away going, ‘Oh, that was a nice show’ – then I’ve failed“.
Finally, she talked about her recent cover release. She performed “Sad But True” from Metallica for their celebration of the 30th anniversary of their Black Album but she also covered “Piggy” from Nine Inch Nails.
After explaining she was a fan of Nine Inch Nails, she opened up about the way she saw genius in Trent Reznor and the way he was putting on some amazing shows for his band.
She also talked about the fact that having covered these songs and feeling them so natural to her, she now wanted to make a full on metal album. She said: “I’m angry again! I want to make that record. There’s a season for all of it. There’s a season for warmth and then there’s a season for ‘f**k you’!”
Tickets for her 2022 UK and European tour will be on sale on Friday, July 11 and the dates are below:
Tuesday, June 14 – LJUBIJANA, SI, Center Urbane Culture Kino Siska
Thursday, June 16 – PRAGUE, CZ, Lucerna Music Bar
Friday, June 17 – WARSAW, PL, Stodola
Sunday, June 19 – BERLIN, DE, Tempodrom
Tuesday, June 21 – KOLN, DE, Kantine
Sunday, June 26 – DUBLIN, IR, Fairview Park
Tuesday, June 28 – EDINBURGH, UK, Usher Hall
Wednesday, June 29 – LONDON, UK, Eventim Apollo