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PJ Harvey Eyeing Festivals, Collaborations
PJ Harvey is confirmed for a handful of summer European festival appearances, beginning Aug. 16-17 at the V2003 festival in Stafford and Chelmsford, England.PJ Harvey is confirmed for a handful of summer European festival appearances, beginning Aug. 16-17 at the V2003 festival in Stafford and Chelmsford, England. On the heels of its appearance earlier this year on the Big Day Out of Australia and New Zealand, the Polly Jean Harvey-led group will also play Aug. 23 at Slane Castle in Meath, Ireland, and the following day at the Glasgow Green in Scotland.
Harvey is expected to roll out some of the new material she has written since her acclaimed 2000 Island set "Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea," but a release date for a new album has yet to be nailed down. "Stories" debuted at No. 42 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 357,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
For the time being, Harvey is focused on several collaborations, including a previously announced appearance on the upcoming "Desert Sessions" album spearheaded by Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme. Harvey has recorded vocals for a few songs on Queens member Mark Lanegan's upcoming Beggars Banquet solo album, which will also feature Queens bassist Nick Oliveri. Lanegan's album is tentatively due in September.
In addition, Harvey is planning to write songs with Marianne Faithfull at some point in the next few months, according to her official Web site. The intended destination of those songs is unknown.