Live: Rhiannon Giddens Announces 2019 European Tour

Rhiannon Giddens and Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi have announced a 15-date tour of Europe for November and December, in support of their new album There Is No Other, which was released last week (May 3) on Nonesuch Records

The tour begins at London’s Royal Festival Hall on November 22 (part of the EFG Jazz Festival), followed by further shows in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France. The duo are also set to perform at the Long Road Festival at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire from September 6th – 9th

November 22 – London, UK – Royal Festival Hall (EFG Jazz Festival)
November 23 – Brighton, UK – St. Georges Church
November 24 – Basingstoke, UK – The Anvil
November 26 – Bath, UK – Forum
November 27 – Buxton, UK – Opera House
November 28 – Liverpool, UK – Grand Central
November 29 – Gateshead, UK – The Sage
December 1 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall
December 3 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
December 4 – Hamburg, Germany – Fabrik
December 5 – Darmstadt, Germany – Central Station
December 7 – Cologne, Germany – Kulturkirche
December 8 – Leuven, Belgium – Het Depot
December 9 – Paris, France – Café de la Danse
December 10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – De Duif

Produced by Joe Henry and tracked over an intensely productive five day period in Dublin, Ireland, There Is No Other is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience

Tracing the overlooked movement of sounds from Africa and the Arabic world and their influence on European and American music, There Is No Other illuminates the universality of music and the commonality of the human experience. It primarily features only Giddens and Turrisi playing one or two instruments together. The album comprises a mix of original songs penned by Giddens and a diverse set of interpretations ranging from Ola Belle Reed’s ‘I’m Gonna Write Me a Letter’, and Oscar Brown, Jr’s ‘Brown Baby’, the Italian traditional ‘Pizzica di San Vito’ to the aria ‘Black Swan’ by Gian-Carlo Menotti