P. J. HARVEY
TO EMBARK ON LONG AWAITED
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
15-DATE RUN TO SUPPORT GRAMMY-NOMINATED
THE HOPE SIX DEMOLITION PROJECT
Showtime 8:30 pm / Doors 7:30 pm
During the alternative rock explosion, several female singer/songwriters rose to prominence, but few have proved as distinctive or as widely praised as Polly Jean Harvey. Over the course of her career, Harvey established herself as one of the most individual and influential songwriters of her era, exploring themes of sex, love, and religion with unnerving honesty, dark humor, and a twisted theatricality. At the outset, she led the trio PJ Harvey, which delivered her stark songs with bruisingly powerful, punkish abandon, as typified by the 1992 debut Dry. Over time, however, the subtle and artistic side of Harvey has prevailed.
Her 2001 album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea featured a heady mix of trip-hop, guitar rock, and troubadourism, earning her the prestigious Mercury Prize. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, Harvey continually shifted gears (to the delight of critics and fans), from the sparse Uh Huh Her to the art rock of Let England Shake. (The latter earned her a second Mercury Prize, making her the only artist to have done so.)
To create her ninth album, Harvey traveled to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington, D.C. and recorded parts of the album in public at the London cultural center Somerset House. The results were released as The Hope Six Demolition Project, which arrived in April 2016.
"Rhythms, in the form of militant drum beats, create a boots-on-the-ground feel. Guitars, jagged and fiery, cut through the groove like a fist in the air. And saxophones are raw, dirty and ready to howl… If times are tough, Harvey seemed to be saying, we may as well go down swinging.”--
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"The show transfixed thanks to the skill and versatility of all the players, and the synergy that makes Hope Six… so coolly well-rounded. In all its martial glory, the record, and the show by extension, speaks to the many tiny ways that America hides the truth that it’s a territory that subsists on a dream of prosperity many never live to experience. The music could be beguilingly sweet, but the message burned hotly underneath.”—VULTURE
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