Fiona Apple announces collaborative tour with Blake Mills

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    In October, Fiona Apple will head out on the road for a collaborative tour with singer-songwriter Blake Mills. The two worked together on Apple’s most recent studio album, The Idler Wheel…, and Mills served as both the opening act and guitarist throughout The Idler Wheel… tour.

    On “Anything We Want: An Evening with Fiona Apple & Blake Mills,” they’ll perform material from their respective catalogs, “as well as some original yet to be released material,” according to a press release.

    In an issued statement, Apple and Mills said that while tour dates have been finalized, the show itself “is still in development.” They did, however, agree to share a few words on the collaboration (emphasis on the word “few”).

    1) We were sent an assignment to write three or four sentences.

    2) These sentences should communicate that we, Fiona Apple & Blake Mills (that’s us), are doing a little tour as a duo.

    3) We know it’ll be something special, and we aren’t being coy here — it’s just that we have about 26% of an idea of what the fuck we will be playing for you.

    4) It was our understanding that the 4th sentence was optional, but here is something that is true: the uncertainty excites us.


    Check out the tour docket below. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, August 2nd.

    “Anything We Want: An Evening with Fiona Apple & Blake Mills” Tour:
    10/03 – Portland, OR @ Newmark Theatre
    10/04 – Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
    10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
    10/08 – Berkley, CA @ Zellerbach Hall
    10/11 – Denver, CO @ Boettcher Concert Hall
    10/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The O’Shaughnessy
    10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Bank of America Theatre
    10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    10/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater
    10/22 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
    10/23 – Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre
    10/25 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
    10/26 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre