posted October 31st, 2012

She's already asked us, "Find Me The Pulse Of The Universe," and provided us with "The Rule Of The Game." Now yet another entree to the Silencio speakeasy affirms itself on the horizon, just as apocalyptic weather changes lives across the globe. And like the weather, the video for "Lightning Thunderbolt" strikes once before your eyes and twice behind your mind. The final angle of a video triangle supporting Laetitia Sadier's "spry, melodic, and totally charming" (Uncut) new album, Silencio, "Lightning Thunderbolt" dazzles with hypnotic imagery.

Timing is everything with Laetitia - so for a chanteuse toting music with an often political message, it's entirely appropriate for her European tour to kick off the day before the presidential elections in America, isn't it? Well it is to us sitting here in the US of A, anyway, and provides us with a pleasant distraction knowing that, while we often dream of being anywhere but here, we'd mostly prefer to be front row at a Laetitia Sadier show! Just so long as we vote first, you know? Gotta take care of things on the home front, you know Mme. Sadier would concur. This is the most comprehensive trip through the UK for Laetitia in more than a minute, making the European dates all the more precious - or as we prefer to think, absolutely and totally essential! Which happens to be the way we'd describe the UK dates, matter o' fact! All kidding aside, the Silencio tour kicks off at The Deaf Institute in Manchester, November 5th - see (and hear) you there - more dates after the video!

11/5/12 The Deaf Institute Manchester United Kingdom
11/6/12 Broadcast 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