Live: Juanita Stein Announces UK Autumn Tour

Photo Credit: Rob Loud

Juanita Stein has announced a full UK tour for this November / December. The Howling Bells frontwoman turned solo artist, who has just released her new album, Until The Lights Fade, follows a summer of festivals including Latitude and Green Man, with a busy touring schedule from now into December

Currently on a nine date US tour, Juanita Stein will support Villagers on dates in France and The Netherlands next month before returning to the UK for a headline run that includes a show at London’s Courtyard Theatre on 23rd November

Dates run as follows:

Oct 25th – Austin, TX, Hotel Vegas
27th – Nashville, TN , The 5 Spot
28th – Memphis, TN, Railgarten
30th – Chicago, IL, Schubas
Nov 1st – Brooklyn, NY , Gold Sounds
2nd – New York, NY, Pianos
3rd – Brooklyn, NY , Brooklyn Brewery
7th – San Diego, CA, Soda Bar
8th – Los Angeles, CA, The Love Song Bar
12th – Nijmegen, NL, Doornroosje (Solo, supporting Villagers)
13th – Amsterdam, NL, Melkweg (Solo, supporting Villagers)
14th – Paris, FRA, Trabendo (Solo, supporting Villagers)
17th – LEEDS, Headrow House 
18th – LIVERPOOL, Sound
19th – GLASGOW, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut 
21st – MANCHESTER, The Eagle Inn
23rd – LONDON, Courtyard Theatre
24th – BIRMINGHAM, Cuban Embassy
25th – BRIGHTON, The Prince Albert 
Dec 5th – BRISTOL, Hy-Brasil Music Club (Free Show)
6th – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners 

Juanita Stein’s second solo album arrives less than a year after her first, America, saw her exploring the iconography and cultural landscapes of a country that had always fascinated her from afar. Yet, while Until The Lights Fade is cut from the same musical cloth as its predecessor – the crepuscular twang of bar-room guitars, the keening romanticism of its melodies, the sparseness and simplicity of its arrangements – the album’s ten songs are concerned with thoughts, feelings, stories and characters rooted far closer to home

“I feel like the two albums are different sides of the same coin,” Stein explains. “If ‘America’ was the starting point of a journey – the musical equivalent of me spreading my wings, but also treading carefully, trying to figure myself out having come from such an intense period of camaraderie in the band – then this record is me starting to gain a bit more traction, feeling more confident in where I’m coming from and what it is I’m doing”

When the opportunity arose late last year to spend a week in Austin, Texas with the producer Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, White Stripes, Loretta Lynn), Stein explains, “I just grabbed it. When you reach a certain point in life and moments like that appear, you have to go with it. Up til now, everything I’ve done has always been planned and laboured over, but this album was very impromptu, very spur of the moment – a couple of the musicians I was working with I had only met for the first time that week. It was like nothing I’d ever done before”