Dates for Kate Nash’s North American tour were confirmed yesterday, sending die-hard fans into frenzy. Beginning this spring in Vancouver, Canada, Nash will slowly make her way across the Unites States to New York. The announcement for the north American tour comes on the coattails of Nash’s new studio album, Yesterday Was Forever (to be released March 30 2018) and the premiere of her latest single Drink About You (2018).
The new single will feature within Nash’s North American tour; the song in itself has a sweet, poppy vibe and is fuelled by a soulful twang of LA-lo-fi guitars. Drink About You talks about the unhealthy attitudes and habits we develop when going through a difficult break up. In her usual quippy way, Nash relays a number of heartfelt lyrics to an upbeat tempo and a catchy-as-hell chorus. The sing-along capabilities of the tune will undoubtedly go down a treat on her North American Tour.
The album Yesterday Was Forever delves into an excerpt of Nash’s teenage diary. When asked about the compilation, she recalls being picked on as young girl for writing in a journal: “I used to be mocked for being a silly little girl writing in her diary, but these days I feel like the teenage girl is far more respected than she use to be and it’s teenage girls that have fought for that and taught people that lesson. Yesterday Was Forever is about your dreams being trapped in a time capsule, being caught in a moment for too long, and looking back through heart shaped glasses.”
Nash released her first album, Caroline’s a Victim, on vinyl back in 2007 and has steadily risen to fame ever since. Her success led to her being crowned Best Female Artist at the 2008 Brit Awards. From there, Nash used her influential position to challenge perceptions of women and inspire the upcoming generation of females musicians. This led to the launch of the Rock n Roll for Girls After School Music Club. Nash was also appointed as global ambassador of the Because I Am a Girl initiative that was forged by Plan International—a scheme issued to raise and triumph women in developing countries.
Nash’s activism has hugely influenced her melody and, undoubtedly, steered her musical comeback in 2012. Her revival saw her step away from the comfort of her piano—which formulaically underpinned the majority of her previous work—and take hold of the bass guitar. This newfound sound is distinctive in her new album and will likely speak to the younger fan base on her North American tour. Nash has gone on to DJ at London and New York Fashion Week’s most exclusive events, write music alongside Willow Smith and moonlight as music editor for the London-based breakthrough fashion magazine, Phoenix.
Aside from being a singer-songwriter and activist, Nash has also expanded her horizons by branching into the acting sphere. Starring in feature films such as Syrup (2013) and Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012), she proved her worth as an actress. As a result, Nash was chosen to join the talented cast in the Netflix original series, GLOW (2017), where she plays the loveable British wrestler Rhonda “Britannica” Richardson. The series was shot by Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch and Jenji Kohan—the three are now in the process of shooting the second season, which Nash will be starring in.
Nash and her all-female band will tour the United States for three weeks. See the dates for Nash’s North American tour below:
04/04 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
04/05 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
04/07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
04/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
04/12 – Santa Diego, CA – The Observatory – North Park
04/13 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC
04/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
04/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/17 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
04/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
04/20 – Chicago, IL – Park West
04/21 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
04/23 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
04/24 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
04/25 – Boston, MA – Royale
04/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
04/28 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
04/29 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/30 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
05/02 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza