BEHOLD: Jesca Hoop made her US TV debut on Charlie Rose last night [Watch here], sitting for an interview with guest host Anthony Mason (of CBS News). She also delivered stellar performances of “Pegasi” and “Songs of Old” from Memories Are Now, her acclaimed new album.
Hoop’s international tour in support of Memories Are Now is currently underway. The U.S. leg continues tonight, Friday, March 17th, with a show in Seattle at Fremont Abbey and ends on March 21st in Los Angeles, CA at the Roxy. The EU shows now begin March 24th in Glasgow at 6 Music Festival and run through May 25th in Rome, IT at Unplugged at Monti. Additionally, there is a festival appearance on July 21st in Thirsk, UK at the Deer Shed Festival.
Hoop has also confirmed her largest London show to date at the Union Chapel on December 1st.
Mar. 17 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Mar. 18 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Mar. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Mar. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Mar. 24-26 - Glasgow, UK - 6 Music Festival
Mar. 28 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Mar. 29 - London, UK - The Lexington [Sold Out]
Mar. 30 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
Mar. 31- Leicester, UK- The Musician
Apr. 01 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
Apr. 02 - Norwich, UK - Epic Studios
Apr. 03 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
Apr. 05 - Liverpool, UK - The Magnet
Apr. 06 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 12 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
May 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
May 14 - Hamburg, DE - Nochwache
May 16 - Aarhus, DK - Atlas
May 17 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega Musikkens Hus (Main hall)
May 20 - Graz, AT - ForumStadpark
May 21 - Vienna, AT - Chelsea
May 23 - Zagreb, HR - TBA
May 24 - Genoa, IT - TeatroBloser
May 25 - Rome, IT - Unplugged in Monti
Jul. 21 - Thirsk, UK - Deer Shed Festival
Dec. 01 - London, UK - Union Chapel
Please visit www.jescahoop.com/tour for ticket links + updates, and follow Jesca absolutely everywhere via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Memories Are Now, featuring highlights “The Lost Sky”, “Pegasi” and the title track, is available on CD / LP / DL from Sub Pop right over here. LP orders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser Edition on Robin’s Egg Blue-colored vinyl (while supplies last).
The album is Hoop’s best reviewed to date. Drowned in Sound gave the album a 10 out 10 rating, and said, “Past, present, and future rest patiently before Hoop, and she’s weaved them all into her most endearing album yet.” The Skinny also gave the album a perfect score (5/5), calling it a “gorgeously delivered elegy to heartbreak and loss; powerful, perfectly executed songs to bring comfort and strength to the weary, broken and scorned.”
Meanwhile, Loud & Quiet named Memories Are Now it’s “Album of the Week,” and raved, “One of the most engagingly idiosyncratic and refreshingly broad collections of solo singer songwriting in recent memory.” And NPR Music added, “In both content and construction, Jesca Hoop’s songs practically burst with ideas: They’re as strange and smart and heartfelt as they are gorgeous, and that’s saying something.”