Neneh Cherry Tickets
Neneh Cherry: Hip Hop, Catchy Hooks, and Avant-Garde InventionNeneh Cherry's music has always defied genres and been ahead of the times. While her breakout hit "Buffalo Stance" took the world by storm in the '80s, it was the skittering electronics, skronky jazz, and avant-garde invention in much of her work that led National Public Radio to note, "her impact on youth culture, fashion, and music is greater than can be charted."
Neneh Cherry is on tour in support of her album, "Blank Project." Despite releasing two collaborative LPs and contributing to numerous other artists' projects, "Blank Project" is Cherry's first solo album in 16 years. Due to the fact this '80s and '90s icon hasn't been on the global stage in a long time, demand for Neneh Cherry tickets are high. Cherry is scheduled to play a multitude of venues, including the Highline Ballroom in New York, the Electric Ballroom in London, and the Manchester Gorilla.
Cherry has had a diverse musical background, and there's no shortage of odd statistics and trivia in the span of her career. In the 1970s, her family moved from Sweden to a loft in Long Island City, New York. This wasn't just any loft, however; it so happened that the Talking Heads lived in the same building. In the 1980s, Cherry is credited with helping to bankroll Massive Attack, the seminal trip-hop band from Bristol, England. Flash-forward to the 1990s, and Cherry caused an uproar when she performed her hit "Buffalo Stance" on England's Top of the Pops while pregnant with her second child.
This Swedish born singer-songwriter, rapper, DJ, and '90s style icon, grew up in a musical family. She is known for her cool pop attitude and blending hip-hop, catchy hooks, and experimental dance music from her adopted homes of New York and London. At the age of 16, she moved to London and was part of several punk bands including The Cherries, The Stilts, and Rip Rig + Panic. She began her career as a solo artist with a protest song, "Stop the War," about the Falkland Islands.
Neneh Cherry achieved international acclaim with the 1988 single "Buffalo Stance," which was off her debut album "Raw Like Sushi." The song peaked at No. 3 on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. In 1990, Cherry was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist Category, and in the same year she took home a Brit Award for "Raw Like Sushi."
Combining underground hip hop with her ear for catchy hooks and melodies, Cherry's first three albums, "Raw Like Sushi," "Homebrew," and "Man" all achieved critical and commercial success. "Homebrew" featured the popular dance tracks "Buddy X," which was later remixed by Biggie Smalls, and "Trout," featuring REM frontman Michael Stipe. In addition, 1996's "Man" featured the international hit "7 Seconds." The song remained at No. 1 in France for 17 weeks. In 1994, Cherry received her second Grammy nomination for "7 Seconds."
Cherry may be returning to the scene after a 16-year absence, but don't expect her live shows to be a nostalgia act. Backed by the experimental outfit RocketNumber9, Cherry's concerts have more of a focus on groove than melody these days. Like the songs on the "Blank Project" LP, the productions are stark, urgent, and percussive. Cherry's genre-jumping style has always been difficult to pigeonhole, and her concerts feature a little bit of everything: soul, jazz, big beats, and slam poetry.
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