Which we are getting closer to the imminent release of Rina Sawayama‘s second album, the singer is preparing to bring her new songs to an even wider audience.
Sawayama announced his upcoming North American tour on Wednesday (July 27). Starts Nov. 1 in Brooklyn, NY at Avant Gardner, the 13-day run will see Sawayama cross the US through Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Arizona before concluding with a show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Pre-sales for each of the dates are currently underway, with the full sale taking place on Friday (July 29) at 10 local time d. her website. The new tour comes on the heels of Sawayama’s upcoming bout in the UK and Ireland, including her much-anticipated appearance at London’s O2 Brixton Academy.
Alongside the tour announcement, Sawayama shared “Hold the girl,” the title track from her upcoming new LP. A post-disco, shimmering anthem, the infectious new single traces Sawayama’s embrace of her inner child, letting go of residual guilt from childhood trauma and letting her younger self know that “I won’t leave you alone.”
“‘Hold the Girl’ was the first song I wrote for the record,” Sawayama explained of the new single in the statement. “I had gone to therapy and had an epiphany, so I decided to write this song … that was the beginning of it. I cried before I went into the studio to write about it.” She added a note to her fans on Twitter that the album’s release date had been pushed back to Sept. 16 due to production issues, “but I’ve added another single release so you’ll be happy.”
See the full list of Sawayama’s US tour dates as well as her new single “Hold the Girl” below.
11/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at Avant Gardner
11/4 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
11/5 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
11/6 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
11/8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
11/9 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/11 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
11/12 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Austin
11/13 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/18 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/21 – Oakland, CA @ FoxTheater
11/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium