posted September 14th, 2012

Laetitia Sadier kicks off her North American Silencio tour this weekend in Chicago. For a gal often singing politik, it's kinda fitting she kicks things off in Chicago, what with all the striking teachers currently chanting, protesting, and getting it on in the street. Drummer James Elkington (a Chi-home grown expat in his own right) and bassist Julien Gasc round out the first actual band Laetitia's every toured with in a solo capacity, so things are gonna get HEAVY. Heavier, anyway, than the tour she played as a solo. These guys are going to bring rhythm to Mme. Sadier's resourceful solo aresenal - so expect this to be the ding-dang-dong biggest sound you've heard from her since the days of the 'Lab.

But wait, there's more! Hands off the new tab! “Find Me The Pulse Of The Universe,” the lead single from Silencio, has just been immortalized in video form. Is that Laetitia scrawling numbers on a whiteboard and dancing amidst a host of geometric shapes? 'tis! HAWT. If the Chicago teachers continue to strike, Laetitia might have to stick around to show these public school kids a thing or two, especially since DLR's saggy ass can't hold his chaps no more and Eddie VH's gut-xplosion will keep him off the cat walk indefinitely. Dig it! And go see Laetitia Sadier at YOUR school!

9/15/12 Schuba's Tavern Chicago IL
9/16/12 Crofoot Ballroom / The Pike Room Pontiac MI
9/18/12 The Drake Hotel Toronto ON Canada
9/19/12 Pop Montreal Festival Montreal QC Canada
9/20/12 Middle East (downstairs) Boston MA
9/21/12 Mercury Lounge New York NY
9/22/12 Knitting Factory Brooklyn NY
9/23/12 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia PA
9/25/12 DC9 Washington DC
9/26/12 Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh PA
9/27/12 Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati OH
9/28/12 Pygmalion Music Festival Champaign-Urbana IL
9/29/12 University of Wisconsin Madison WI
9/30/12 400 Bar Minneapolis MN
10/3/12 Barboza Seattle WA
10/4/12 Bunk Bar Portland OR
10/5/12 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco CA
10/6/12 Culture Collide Festival Los Angeles CA
10/10/12 Hi Dive Denver CO
10/11/12 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln NE London Calling Music Festival
11/5/12 The Deaf Institute Manchester United Kingdom
11/6/12 Captain’s Rest Glasgow United Kingdom
11/7/12 Sneaky Pete's Edinburgh United Kingdom
11/9/12 The Workman's Club Dublin Ireland
11/10/12 Roisin Dubh Galway Ireland
11/12/12 The Globe Cardiff United Kingdom
11/13/12 XOYO London United Kingdom
11/14/12 Sticky Mike's Brighton United Kingdom
11/16/12 Muziekcafé Charlatan Ghent Belgium
11/17/12 King Georg Cologne Germany
11/18/12 Berghain Berlin Germany
11/19/12 Orangehouse Munich Germany
11/21/12 Rocking Chair Vevey Switzerland
11/22/12 Point Ephémère Paris France
11/25/12 Le Comptoir du Jazz Bordeaux France

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier