Globally renowned tech innovator and award-winning recording artist Imogen Heap, recognized for creative works including Hide and Seek and Tiny Human, has announced her first world tour in eight years, which will bring together content creators, fans and the industry in a unique and innovative format.
After a vibrant and successful 2018 around Europe, Mycelia is embarking on its 10-city North American leg of its world tour from April – June of 2019. The tour kicks off in Miami and will pass through Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Austin, Seattle and San Francisco. An additional date in Los Angeles at Greek Theatre has been announced today.
Revered technology innovator, Imogen Heap will make two appearances at theBlockchain Revolution Global event on April 24 in Toronto. She will have a fireside chat with Don Tapscott (Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute) that afternoon and make an appearance at the Enterprise Blockchain Awards Gala performing one song demonstrating the MI.MUgloves that evening. Imogen will discuss how she is using blockchain technology to help content creators protect copyright and receive direct payment for their work. Imogen will also make stops at the eMerge Americasin Miami, WSJ Future Of Everything Festival in NYC and Boston Calling conferences, delivering a keynote talk about Mycelia with showcase of the MI.MU gloves.
Comprising of concerts,talksand workshops, the 40-city tour will be used as a platform to officially launch Mycelia’s ‘Creative Passport’ – realising a vision of the future which sees music makers connected through a verified anddecentralised ecosystem, promoting artist-led, fair and sustainable operating practices. Inspired to collaborate with creators across the world, Mycelia has just announced Creative Passport “Change Maker Forums” in North America. Registration for events is here.
North America 2019 Tour Dates:
4/28: Miami, FL @ Fillmore
5/3: Washington, DC @ Lincoln (SOLD OUT)
5/4: Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/7: New York, NY @ Town Hall Theatre
5/8: New York, NY @ Town Hall Theatre (SOLD OUT)
5/14: Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
5/16: Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
5/17: Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (SOLD OUT)
5/24: Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre
6/1: Austin, TX @ The Moody Theatre
6/5: Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
6/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
6/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Using emergent blockchain technology, the ‘Creative Passport’ – which is unique to each music maker and empowers them to be ‘open for business’ – contains personal information, existing IDs,acknowledgements, works andbusiness partners. Featuring template ‘smart contracts’, it enables quick and easy direct payments to simplify and democratise collaboration from meaningful commercial partnerships to creativity.
Events in each city will feature some or all of these elements:
Live concerts performed both solo by Imogen Heap and with Guy Sigsworth. Reuniting to play together for the first time since 2003 as electronic duo Frou Frou
Music maker workshops connecting the Mycelia tour with local music makers, technologists and industry influencers to profile the development of the ‘Creative Passport’
Talks at leading industry conferences where Imogen will speak on the technologies which are positively shaping the future of the music ecosystem, building better business and audience relations with music makers