18 October, 2017Print
Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist Andrea Gibson Brings 40-Date Tour to Largest Venues of CareerThe "HEY GALAXY Tour" Kicks Off January 14 in Detroit
Award-winning spoken word poet Andrea Gibson (they/them/their) will embark on a 40-date headlining North American "HEY GALAXY Tour" on January 14th. The tour's first stop is in Detroit, with Gibson bringing their compelling brand of spoken word to some of the biggest stages of their career.
Gibson has been known to make audiences laugh out loud at the hilarious mundanities of life while leading them to tears minutes later recounting stories of vulnerability and heartbreak. Andrea's poems are a cathartic and insightful look into how we handle the world around us. Of Gibson's writing and live performance, The Rumpus said, "Gibson had charged the air around me with electricity" while Curve stated, "Gibson's way with words will make the tough weak in the knees."
This run of shows will follow-up the announce of their 6th LP, 'HEY GALAXY' (January 12th, Tender Loving Empire) and recent dates supporting Ani DiFranco. The tour has roughly 40 stops - in most major markets including The Neptune Theatre (Seattle, WA), Grammercy Ballroom (NYC), Thalia Hall (Chicago) The Boulder Theatre and The Parish (Austin, TX). They will recite pieces both solo and with musical accompaniment from the new album along with a few catalog pieces. Chastity Brown will open all shows.
Gibson hopes the upcoming live shows will unite and inspire audiences to remain truthful, loving and celebratory even in the midst of the chaos of current day.
"The poems on this album were written to live out loud, to be rally cries for action, hope, and beauty during a time when justice is begging us to lace our boots," Andrea said. "I want the shows to ring with possibility, for people to leave newly inspired to step into their enormous hearts, to be lit up with a desire to speak truth to power, while celebrating our recognition that we are not alone, that we are in this together."
Gibson recently released two pieces off of 'HEY GALAXY,' including a rallying reflection on the Pulse Nightclub shooting entitled, "Orlando." The second track released, "Your Life" is a nostalgic look at coming to terms with one's own queerness. The piece, about which BuzzFeed said "...will change the way you think about gender" was accompanied by a beautifully shot video.
Watch the video for "Your Life" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsUp6Wd_o8I&t
Feel the energy of Andrea's live show in this performance of "Orlando": http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNadnTT-7Zk
Propelled to the forefront of the national poetry scene in 2008 after winning the first-ever Woman of the World Poetry Slam, Gibson is the author to three collections of poetry, five previous albums, and is currently working on an illustrated collection of their most memorable quotes for Penguin/Plume due in 2018. Andrea will also publish a book in early 2018, more information to be announced.
Please visit www.AndreaGibson.com for tickets, details and to join the email list.
ANDREA GIBSON HEY GALAXY TOUR DATES:
Jan 14 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Jan 16 - Toronto, Canada - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jan 18 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Jan 19 - Boston, MA - Birghton Music Hall
Jan 22 - New York, Ny - Grammercy Ballroom
Jan 23 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
Jan 26 - Lawrence, KS - Lied Center of Kansas
Jan 28 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Jan 30 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Center
Feb 1 - Ames, IA - Maintenance Shop
Feb 2 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
Feb 3 - Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo Coffee
Feb 10 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
Feb 15 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues, Cambridge Room
Feb 16 - Austin, TX - The Parish
Feb 19 - New Orleans, LA - Parish at House of Blues New Orleans
Feb 21 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Feb 22 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
Feb 23 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Feb 24 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Feb 27 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
Feb 28 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Mar 1 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Mar 12 - Waverly, IA - Wartburg College Neumann Auditorium
Mar 30 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
Mar 31 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
Apr 4 - San Diego, CA - Voodoo Room at House of Blues San Diego
Apr 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
Apr 7 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Apr 11 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
Apr 13 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Apr 14 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
Apr 15 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
Apr 16 - Vancouver, Canada - St. James Hall
Apr 26 - Lancaster, PA - Fruition Collective
Apr 27 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
Apr 28 - Northampton, MA - Academy of Music
May 1 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
May 2 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
May 4 - Montreal, Canada - Bar le Ritz PDB