English chanteuse FKA Twigs (which stands for Formerly Known As Twigs, just so you know), has just announced plans for an extensive tour to support LP 1, her debut album. She’ll spend some time in her native Europe before heading Stateside, with the first North American date in Washington, DC at 9:30 Club on November 6. Next, FKA Twigs will head to Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY (at Terminal 5); Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Vancouver, BC; Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Austin TX; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; and Orlando, FL, for a final date at The Social on December 5. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 15.

Born to a Jamaican father and English and Spanish mother in Gloucestershire, UK, Tahliah Barnett chose her moniker because of the way her joints cracked as she moved. She added the FKA (for formerly known as) when another artist, also called Twigs, complained she was using the same name. Before starting her singing career, FKA Twigs was a backup dancer for Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran, Taio Cruz, and Jessie J. She self-released her first EP, EP 1 on Bandcamp in 2012, quickly earning praise and followers.

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