Dessa, the rapper, singer, monologist, and author, will embark on a run of US and European tour dates on February 23rd, which coincides with the “hotly anticipated” (All Things Considered) release of her latest album ‘Chime’ (Feb. 23 on Doomtree Records). Dessa will take the ‘Chime’ World Tour around the Midwest before flying to Europe to play Amsterdam, Berlin, London, etc.
Today, Dessa also released the video for her moving pop anthem “Good Grief” via Billboard. As much an art-house narrative piece as it is a straight-forward music video, the haunting short film follows Dessa and a disengaged partner through snow and fog on their way to a place far removed from their daily lives, where they can confront whatever troubles have been smoldering between them.
In her own words, Dessa says: “It’s easy to sentimentalize old pain, to imagine our former selves as line drawings in some parable, learning a life-lesson that has fortified our current selves. But it’s a lot harder to feel that way about grief in the present-tense, to welcome pain as a force of character improvement. Grief is best when it’s over.”
Watch “Good Grief,” the first video from ‘Chime’ HERE.
On the Midwestern leg of her tour, Dessa will be supported by MONAKR, the slick R&B outfit composed of former members of indie pop band Hey Champ and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Matthew Santos. Full itinerary below.
February 23 – Duluth, MN – SOUND*
March 29 – La Crosse, WI – Cavalier Theater*
March 30 – Madison, WI- Majestic Theatre*
March 31 – Chicago, IL- Subterranean*
April 1 – Detroit, MI – El Club*
April 3 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival*
April 4 – Rochester, MN – Rochester Arts Center *
April 6 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave*
April 27 -Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre*
April 9 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
April 10 – Hamburg DE – Nochtwache
April 11 – Berlin DE – Musik & Frieden
April 12 – Brno CZ – Kabinet Muz
April 13 – Bratislava SK – Hopkirk Club
April 14 – Prague CZ – Futurum
April 16 – München DE – Hansa 39
April 19 – London UK – Birthdays
April 20 – Manchester UK – Soup Kitchen