PJ Harvey is to perform in the U.S. for the first time in 5 years, accompanied by her nine-piece band. She will play in New York and Los Angeles, her only 2016 U.S. concerts in support of her ninth album, The Hope Six Demolition Project.
Recorded in public view at London’s Somerset House The Hope Six Demolition Project was released on April 15 and topped the Official UK Album Chart.
The U.S. dates are confirmed as August 16 at Terminal 5, New York City and August 18 at Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles. Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 10am ET in New York and 10am PT in Los Angeles on Friday, May 13.
PJ Harvey and her band will arrive in the US following appearances through the summer at landmark European festivals such as Glastonbury, Primavera Sound, Roskilde, and Rock Werchter. She will be accompanied on-stage by: Alain Johannes, Alessandro Stefana, Enrico Gabrielli, James Johnston, Jean-Marc Butty, John Parish, Kenrick Rowe, Mick Harvey, and Terry Edwards. The show’s additional creative team includes Ian Rickson (Director), Jeremy Herbert (Set Designer), Adam Silverman (Lighting Designer), and Ann Demeulemeester (Costume Designer).
The Hope Six Demolition Project draws from Harvey’s observations made during journeys to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. over a four-year period.
PJ Harvey has released nine critically acclaimed albums, been nominated for six Grammy Awards, and is the only artist to have been awarded the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize twice (for her albums Stories from the City, Stories From The Sea and Let England Shake). In 2015 she published her debut collection of poetry in collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy entitled The Hollow of the Hand.