Natalie Merchant - The 2014-2015 Tour
Alternative pop folk phenomena Natalie Merchant is at it again, selling out
amphitheatres and major venues all across North America as she heads on her most exciting tour yet. Don't miss Natalie Merchant
when she heads to a city near you, including: Kansas City, MO; Washington, DC; Munhall, PA; Hillside, NJ; Storr, CT; Boulder,
CO; and Toronto, ON. Don't see Natalie making a stop somewhere near you? Keep calm and keep checking back because Natalie
is always adding last minute performances and tour events to her busy schedule. Keep up to date on all things Natalie Merchant
right here at StubHub your number one resource for concert tickets on the web.
First, Natalie will have one special
November performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, where she'll be blowing away the masses in good ol' Kansas
City, Missouri. Next, she'll be hitting the eastern seaboard for four exclusive performances that will be lighting up the
Atlantic, starting at Washington DC's Lincoln Theater before she moving on to Munhall's esteemed Carnegie Library Music Hall
in the great state of Pennsylvania. Next up she'll be playing to a sold out crowd at the Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University,
before finishing off her east coast tour in Storrs, Connecticut, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Natalie
will be ending her tour on a high note, with stops at Boulder, Colorado's Macky Auditorium and Toronto, Ontario's Royal Conservatory.
you're catching her at the biggest amphitheatres or the most intimate acoustic lounges, the Natalie Merchant 2014-2015 tour
is a must see event that will leave audiences across North America talking for months on end. There is no better way to blow
out 2014 in a big way or start 2015 off right than with a night of music, fun, and enchantment with Natalie Merchant. Don't
miss the Natalie Merchant tour train when it chugs through a local near you!
About Natalie Merchant
from Jamestown, New York, Natalie would be born into a musical family, exposing her to a wide swathe of genres from a very
young age. Her musical roots would be laid in between classics such as Aretha Franklin and Al Green, peppered in with artists
such as the Beatles and Styx. Her heart would lie with classical music, though the idea of a career in music wouldn't surface
until around her eighteenth birthday.
While attending community college in New York, Natalie would begin to associate
with an alt pop act that was tentatively calling itself 10,000 Maniacs. The band would record their debut album in 1982, with
Merchant as the voice of the band, in a musical project that would span the next decade and push Merchant firmly into the
media spotlight. She would record six more albums with the band, becoming a household name in the music scene and making appearances
all over the nation as a touring group as well as on television, with countless airtime and a special performance on MTV Unplugged.
creative drive would eventually see her part ways from 10,000 Maniacs, and immediately dive into the role of a solo artist.
She would pick up a record deal with Elektra Records, putting out a mega hit debut that would be instant confirmation of Natalie's
solo potential. Her work would be featured in the 1993 Tom Hanks hit Philadelphia, as well as in Kevin Costner's Message in
a Bottle. She would hit the tour road and sell out venues across the United States, and soon was making regular appearances
on late night talk shows as well as world famous skit show Saturday Night Live.
Natalie's debut success and be attributed
solely to her, as she rejected her label's cash advances in order to retain greater creative control of her album. Natalie
helmed the start to finish writing process for her debut, and enrolled a swathe of unestablished younger musicians to help
her in the writing and recording process. Her gamble would pay off, with Natalie's debut remaining one of the her most successful
works to date and a fundamental piece of 90s musical Americana.
Constantly pushing the limits of her music, Natalie
would move into a collaborative frenzy over the next three years, putting together her sophomore debut as a combination of
her own songwriting, work with guest artists, and compositions from world famous composer Gavin Bryars. Natalie would never
stop taking risks with her music, with each and every genre pushing album revealing more of Natalie's masterful artistry.
Natalie's debut Tigerlily would drop in 1995, her multi platinum certified that would lay the foundation
for the rest of Lily's solo career. A self produced masterpiece, Tigerlily would receive near perfect ratings from AllMusic
and Q magazines as well as favorable ratings from Entertainment Weekly, Mojo, and Musician Magazines. The album climbed to
the #13 spot on the Billboard 200, and was carried by a slew of hit singles that included "Carnival", "Wonder", and "Jealousy".
2010 release Leave Your Sleep would continue to shake things up on the music charts, marking her first time topping the album
charts with a #1 showing on Billboard's US Folk albums. The album would feature visionary producer Andres Levin, and receive
widespread positive acclaim from critics across the board. The album spawned several foundational pieces of the Natalie Merchant
song catalogue, including "Adventures of Isabel", "Crying, My Little One" and "Autumn Lullaby".
hit single "Carnival" has some serious serial killer vibes, with it being chosen by female serial killer Aileen Wuornos to
be played at her wake. The song would then be featured in a documentary detailing the life and crimes of Wuornos.
Natalie Merchant Concert Experience
Get ready for a night of enchanting artistry and non stop hits as Natalie Merchant
walks through her decade spanning discography of feel good hits. From start to finish Natalie will have you out of your seat
and singing along as she distills over thirty years of musical experience with unbeatable charisma for a night of entertainment
that you will never forget. Don't miss your chance to catch this musical prodigy live and in the flesh - get your tickets