I won’t bore you with the tales of my sadness in not being able to get tickets for Fiona Apple’s recent performance at the Royale in Boston. Particularly since the moody chanteuse has announced a whole new set of dates–a real tour in support of her upcoming fourth album, whose title is way too fucking long and I’m not gonna reprint here.

OK, fine. I’ll reprint it here.

The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.

I have no idea what that means, but I’m sure the music will be great.

The album releases on June 26th, the same date Fiona kicks her tour off in Ithaca, NY. Fiona will crisscross the country over the next month, with stops in major hubs such as NYC, Detroit and Chicago. Check out the full schedule below.

Might be my most anticipated album (and tour) of 2012.

June 19 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
June 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
June 22 – Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
June 23 – Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
June 24 – New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
June 26 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
June 27 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
June 29 – Danbury, CT @ Ives Concert Park
June 30 – Boston, MA @ Citi Performing Arts Center
July 1 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
July 3 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia Theatre
July 4 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
July 6 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Cain Park
July 7 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
July 10 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
July 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
July 13 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
July 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
July 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
July 17 – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC
July 20 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
July 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
July 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
July 25 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
July 26 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
July 28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
July 29 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood, Palladium

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