"I am going to do the longest tour I have ever done," Tricky recently told Billboard. "I'm going to places where no one knows me; where I can't sell tickets. If I have to perform in front of 30 people
"I am going to do the longest tour I have ever done," Tricky recently told Billboard. "I'm going to places where no one knows me; where I can't sell tickets. If I have to perform in front of 30 people, that's all right. I am ready to work."
To that end, the artist will be hitting the road in support of "Blowback," his Hollywood debut album, beginning Sunday (July 1) in Vienna. He will appear at a number of festivals, including Denmark's Midtfyns Festival, Japan's Fuji Rock Festival, Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival, and both of England's V2001 Festivals.
So far, only a handful of North American appearances are on his itinerary -- July 18 at the Guvernment in Toronto, Aug. 4 at the Kitsap Bowl in Bremerton, Wash., as a part of KNDD Seattle's annual Endfest, and Aug. 9 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
"Blowback" features Tricky collaborating with a diverse assortment of high-profile guests, including Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, and Red Hot Chili Peppers members Anthony Kiedis, Flea, and John Frusciante. The set's first single, "Evolution Revolution Love" features Live's Ed Kowalczyk, along with up-and-coming reggae artist Hawkman. The single is at No. 38 in its second week on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Here are Tricky's tour dates:
July 1: Vienna (Sofiensale)
July 3: Warsaw (Stodala)
July 4: Berlin (Columbiahalle)
July 6: Odense, Denmark (Midtfyns Festival)
July 7: Belfort, France (Eurockennes Festival)
July 8: Balado, U.K. (T in the Park)
July 9: Cambridge, England (Junction)
July 11: Montreux, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival)
July 18: Toronto (Guvernment)
July 27: Nigata, Japan (Fuji Rock Festival)
Aug. 4: Bremerton, Wash. (Kitsap Bowl)
Aug. 9: San Francisco (Fillmore)
Aug. 17: Weeze, Germany (Bizarre Festival)
Aug. 18: Weston Park, England (V2001 Festival)
Aug. 19: Chelmsford, England (V2001 Chelmsford Festival)
Aug. 21: Zurich (X-Tra Limmathaus)
Aug. 23: Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Den Atelier)
Aug. 24: Dronten, Netherlands (Lowlands Festival)