Anna Calvi Announces U.S. Shows, Scoring New Season of Peaky Blinders

Anna Calvi is delighted to announce her first US tour dates in almost 6 years. Calvi will be performing songs from 2018’s acclaimed release Hunter, in New York and Los Angeles in December this year. Her live shows in the UK and Europe over the past year have been widely praised, and should not be missed when she finally arrives in the US later this year.

Just yesterday, it was revealed that Hunter has been shortlisted for the 2019 Mercury Prize, bringing her total Mercury Prize nominations to three – one for every full-length album she’s released. Anna said of the nod: “I’m so thrilled to get shortlisted, this is such a personal record and I put everything I had into it. It really means the world to me”

In addition, Calvi has written and performed the score for the entire new season of BBC One’s Peaky Blinders. Read an NME interview with Calvi and Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne HERE.

Previously a fan of the series, Calvi said on writing the original score: “This is a new thing for me but it was a really good fit, I love everything about the show. I completely immersed myself in it and became quite obsessed with the characters, especially Tommy Shelby [played by Cillian Murphy] and getting lost in his mind.”

Anna adds: “There is a duality to the show, a beauty and a brutality, which I have been exploring in my own music and on the ‘Hunter’ album. I want to say thank you to the director Anthony Byrne for believing in me and letting me seek out what I needed to.”

All upcoming Anna Calvi dates are below. Tickets to the two US shows (bolded) will be on sale at 10am local time today, Friday July 26.

Upcoming live dates

July 19-21 – Latitude Festival – Suffolk, UK

July 19-21 – Bluedot – Macclesfield, UK

July 26-28 – Womad – Wiltshire, UK

July 26-28 – Deer Shed – Topcliffe, UK

July 31 – Suoni di Marca – Treviso, Italy

August 2-4 – Playground Festival – Glasgow, UK

August 2-4 – All Together Now – Portlaw, Ireland

August 8 – Kulturarena Jena – Jena, Germany

August 11 – Edinburgh International Festival @ Leith Theatre, UK

August 16-18 – Pukkelpop – Hasselt, Belgium

August 19 – Helsinki Festival, Helsinki, Finland

August 21 – PopKultur – Berlin, Germany

August 22-24 – EDP Vilar de Mouros – Portugal

August 23-25 – Future Yard – Birkenhead, UK

August 31 – Live Rock – Acquaviva Picena, Italy

Dec 4 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

Dec 7 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY

Hunter is available to buy on deluxe LP, LP, CD and digitally: Dom Mart | Stream

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