Last week, Fiona Apple officially started the comeback clock when she revealed a spate of information about her first album in nearly seven years, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (phew), including the release date, full track list and cover art ... which was drawn by Apple herself.
The news came after she had just wrapped a run of small club shows, and had her long-waiting fans hoping that soon there'd be a full-blown tour in support of the disc. Well, one week later, we've got the dates.
Beginning on June 19 — the same date The Idler Wheel ... hits stores — Apple will hit the road for a run of shows that will take her across North America. The tour kicks off in Ithaca, New York, and wraps on July 29 at the Hollywood Palladium, and will make stops at iconic venues like Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, historic opera houses, fests like New York's Governors Ball on Randall's Island, and refreshingly few venues named after cell phone brands. Tickets for some dates go on sale as early as Friday, April 13. For more information, check out Apple's official site.
Also on Monday (April 9), Apple revealed that the first single off The Idler Wheel ... would be "Every Single Night," one of a handful of new tracks she performed on her recently wrapped mini-tour. The song will be available via iTunes, where fans will also be able to pre-order the album, beginning on April 24.
Fiona Apple's 2012 tour dates, according to her reps:
» June 19 - Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
» June 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
» June 22 - Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
» June 23 - Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
» June 24 - New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
» June 26 - Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
» June 27 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
» June 29 - Danbury, CT @ Ives Concert Park
» June 30 - Boston, MA @ Citi Performing Arts Center
» July 1 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
» July 3 - Montreal, QC @ Olympia Theatre
» July 4 - Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
» July 6 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Cain Park
» July 7 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
» July 10 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
» July 11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
» July 13 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
» July 14 - St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
» July 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
» July 17 - Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC
» July 20 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
» July 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
» July 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
» July 25 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
» July 26 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
» July 28 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
» July 29 - Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood, Palladium