VANESSA CARLTON Announces Second Leg of “Love Is An Art Tour” // New Album “Love Is An Art” Out March 27

Vanessa Carlton has announced the second leg of her U.S. headline tour tying into the release of her upcoming sixth studio album Love Is Artproduced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips). The Love Is An Art Tour will also feature special guest Jenny O. Album and Concert Ticket bundles are available through Vanessa’s fan ticketing site and include a discount when purchasing a signed CD or vinyl along with a concert ticket. Signed albums will be available for pick up night of the show at participating venues at the merch stand. $1 for each ticket sold through Vanessa’s ticketing site will benefit the Nashville Ballet. – CLICK HERE.

This tour is a seismic shift for me….I am bringing out a full band for the first time in 15 years! My goal is to bring the enormous landscape in the album to life, every night.  The highs, the lows, the dreams in between. I am also thrilled to be sharing the stage with the fantastic songwriter Jenny O who will be opening all shows.– Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa gave fans a sneak peek of what they can expect from the tour with her recent performance of “The Only Way To Love” on 3rd Hour TODAY, CLICK HERE to watch.

The upcoming album Love Is An Art, explores the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It’s that constantly evolving nature of love, expectations and compassion that Carlton analyzes from all angles on Love Is An Art, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down.

“Love is the energy you put out into the world,” says the Nashville-based Carlton, who was inspired in part by the 1956 book The Art of Loving by philosopher Erich Fromm, and by stories and struggles both in her interior world and the world around her. “And it can be so incredibly messy at times.”

Love Is An Art finds Carlton reckoning with toxic relationships (the confessional “Miner’s Canary”), eternal partnership (“Companion Star”) and the children who fill the world with love and grace while politicians fill their pockets (the passionate “Die, Dinosaur,” written after the shootings in Parkland, Florida). And true to Carlton’s skill as both a lyricist and an instrumentalist, the arrangements on Love Is An Art tell these tales as vibrantly as the words themselves: piano parts that speak of rage and tenderness, synths that burst and glow like dawn.

For more information or to purchase tickets to an upcoming show, please visit

Love Is An Art – Track listing

1. I Can’t Stay The Same

2. Companion Star

3. I Know You Don’t Mean It

4. Die, Dinosaur

5. Love Is An Art

6. Future Pain

7. Back To Life

8. Patience

9. The Only Way To Love

10. Salesman

11. Miner’s Canary

Love Is An Art Tour

First Leg

April 2                   St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill

April 3                   Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room

April 4                   Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre

April 5                   Chicago, IL @ City Winery

April 6                   Chicago, IL @ City Winery

April 8                   Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark

April 9                   Toronto, ON @ The Drake

April 10                 Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts of Homer

April 11                 Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels

April 13                 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Theatre

April 14                 Washington, DC @ Birchmere

April 16                 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

April 18                 Boston, MA @ Sinclair

April 19                 New York, NY @ City Winery

April 20                 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern

April 22                 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

April 23                 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery

April 24                 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery

April 25                 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

Second Leg

May 27                 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Parish Room

May 28                 Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock

May 29                 Austin, TX @ Antone’s

May 30                 Dallas, TX @ Blue Light

June 2                   Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

June 3                   San Diego, CA @ Casbah

June 4                   San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House

June 6                   Los Angeles @ Roxy

June 7                   San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

June 10                 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

June 11                 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door

June 12                 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door

June 13                 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret

June 16                 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

June 18                 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre

June 19                 Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove

June 21                 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

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