On Tour: PJ Harvey

Two-time Mercury Award winner PJ Harvey returns with a new album and Summer tour.

PJ Harvey performs at SXSW 2009. Photo: Jim Dunn
PJ Harvey performs at SXSW 2009. Photo: Jim Dunn

PJ Harvey returns with a follow-up to her critically acclaimed Let England Shake with The Hope Six Demolition Project. The first two singles – “The Wheel” and “The Community of Hope” – while sonically similar to the previous album, take a larger editorial view than its predecessor, taking her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C.

The album was recorded during a month-long, open to the public “Recording in Progress” residency at London arts and cultural center Somerset House. Audiences were given the opportunity to observe Harvey at work with her band and producers in a custom-built studio.

Harvey is the only artist to have received the prestigious Mercury Prize twice – for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea and Let England Shake. The Hope Six Demolition Project will be released April 15.

“The Community of Hope” video was directed by award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Seamus Murphy, drawing on footage filmed during trips to Washington, D.C. undertaken by Harvey and Murphy. Murphy previously produced a series of videos for Let England Shake, which received critical praise for the originality and care with the subject.

Harvey and her 10-piece band will perform a number of festival dates across Europe this summer, including London’s Field Day on June 12, and a return to Glastonbury on June 26, twelve years after her last appearance at Worthy Farm.

06.04.16 | Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
06.05.16 | We Love Green Festival, Paris, France
06.07.16 | Release Athens, Athens, Greece
06.08.16 | Zorlu Performing Arts Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
06.10.16 | Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
06.12.16 | Field Day, London, UK
06.17.16 | Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland
06.18.16 | Ahmad Tea Music Festival, Moscow, Russia
06.20.16 | Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
06.22.16 | INMusic, Zagreb, Croatia
06.24.16 | Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, Netherlands
06.26.16 | Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
06.27.16 | Eden Sessions, Cornwall, UK
06.29.16 | Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
06.30.16 | Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
07.02.16 | Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
07.03.16 | Beauregard Festival, Herouville St Clair, France
07.07.16 | Pohoda Festival, Trenčín, Slovakia
07.08.16 | Harvest of Art Festival, Vienna, Austria
08.11.16 | OYA, Oslo, Norway
08.12.16 | Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden
11.06.16 | Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland

More information at pjharvey.net

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Jim Dunn grew up in NY in the 70s and 80s. Even though that time in music really shapes his appreciation it does not define it. Music, like his beloved history is a long intermingled path that grows, builds and steals from its past. He lives in Colorado with his lovely wife and a wild bunch of animals.

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