Anna Meredith Announces North American Tour & Shares New Video

Anna Meredith announces a North American tour in support of her acclaimed sophomore album, FIBS, out now on Black Prince Fury. In conjunction with today’s announcement, she shares a video for its opening track, “Sawbones.”  The video, directed by Foxall Studios, was shot on the roof of London’s Royal Festival Hall.

“This track feels like the right way to kick FIBS off,” says Meredith. “I love the way it bursts out of the door from the off before propelling itself in new directions. It consists of my favourite things I like to use: builds, cross-rhythms, preposterous squelchy synths. When writing the opening rising lines I was vaguely thinking about the idea of a Shepard Tone which is a sort of audio optical illusion where it feels like something keeps on endlessly rising which is an idea I love.”

FIBS, which follows 2016’s Varmints, boasts a visceral richness and unparalleled accessibility. It’s an overhauled and updated version of the composer’s soundworld, involving, in places, a literal retooling that has seen Meredith chuck out her old MIDI patches and combine her unique compositional voice with brand-new instruments, both acoustic and electronic, and a writing process that’s more intense than she’s ever known. Despite Meredith’s background and skills these tracks are no academic exercise, the world of FIBS is at both overwhelming and intimate, a journey of intense energy and joyful irreverence.

FIBS marks her first new music since the soundtrack of original compositions for the Bo Burnham directed film Eighth Grade. Meredith is a well-known classical composer, having been Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and regularly commissioned by orchestras around the world. Additionally, she was the first female composer to be commissioned for both the First and the Last Night of the Proms and was recently named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to music, making her Anna Meredith MBE.

Following shows in the UK this month, Meredith will tour stateside in March. Tickets are on sale Friday, February 7th at 10am PST and all dates can be found below. For tickets, head here.

Watch Anna Meredith’s “Sawbones” Video

Anna Meredith Tour Dates (new dates in bold):

Wed. Feb. 5 – London, UK @ EartH (SOLD OUT)

Thu. Feb. 6 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity Centre (SOLD OUT)

Sat. Feb. 8 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor Auditorium (SOLD OUT)

Sun. Feb. 9 – Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre

Mon. Feb. 10 – Brighton, UK @ Old Market

Sat. Feb. 29 – Nantes, FR @ La Route Du Rock Festival

Sun. Mar. 8 – London, UK @ BBC 6Music Festival (SOLD OUT)

Sat. March 14 – Bentonville, AR @ The Momentary

Sun. March 15 – Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

Tue. March 17 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide

Wed. March 18 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

Thu. March 19 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

Fri. March 20 – New York, NY @ National Sawdust

Mon. March 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret

Tue. March 24 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

Wed. March 25 – Portland, OR @ Holocene

Thu. March 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Fri. March 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room

Fri. April 3 – The Hague, NL @ ReWire Festival

Sat. April 4 @ Ponta Delgada, PT @ Tremor Festival

Sat. July 4 – Rosklide, DK @ Rosklide Festival

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