Cat Power Announces North American Tour
Cat Power (also known as Chan Marshall) is headed back out on the road for a short tour, and this time with a full band. She’ll start out on September 26 at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ, and then continue to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA (with Pixies and Gogol Bordello); The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA; Capitol Theatre in Olympia, WA; Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC; Modern Sky Festival in New York City; and Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA, before wrapping things up in Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall on October 8. Tickets for some dates are available now—visit Power’s website for more details.
Cat Power was discovered in 1994 by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar when she was opening for rock queen Liz Phair. Her first album, Dear Sir, was recorded in 1995 before she had even signed a major record deal. Luckily, she did sign on with Matador records in 1996, releasing a series of critically acclaimed albums through the present day. Her sound is a mix of punk, blues, folk, and soul, and Power was the first female solo act to win the Shortlist Music Prize when The Greatest was voted album of the year in 1996.