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BETH DITTO ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR

BETH DITTO ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, FAKE SUGAR

Tickets Go On Sale This Friday, December 15

North American Run Kicks Off March 7 In Little Rock, AR And Includes March 14 Show At NYC’s Brooklyn Steel And March 23 Concert

At The Fonda Theatre In Los Angeles 

Beth Ditto – hailed by NPR as the “force-of-nature performer best known for fronting the pop-punk group Gossip” – will kick off her first tour of 2018 in her home state of Arkansas, performing at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock on March 7. The North American run includes shows at New York’s Brooklyn Steel (March 14), The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA (March 23) and Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR (March 27). Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 15, at 10:00 AM local time. See below for itinerary or visit www.bethditto.com.

In a four-star live review The Guardian said, “Ditto has said this is her southern record, and opener Oh My God kicks in with a funk-rock beat as she channels the mid-80s power vocals of Bonnie Tyler, complete with a front-of-stage electric fan to give her the perfect windswept look. On In and Out and Fake Sugar, she closes her eyes and draws out the tender trill in her voice, giving her the air of a heartbroken Nashville queen. And like Dolly Parton, Ditto alternates between infectiously warm, wisecracking comic and soul-baring torch singer.”

            She was recently interviewed by Debbie Harry for Elle UK’s “Wonder Women” issue, which features Ditto on the cover. Check out their lively conversation, which touches on touring, punk and politics, HERE.

The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugar in its round-up of “The Best Music of 2017” and observed, “Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity…Beth Ditto delivers.” The New York Times praised Ditto as a “powerhouse singer” and noted that the songs from her 2017 solo debut album, Fake Sugar (Virgin Records), “have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger.” Paper christened Ditto “rock’s homecoming queen” while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its “Picks,” observing, “Whether it’s a glittering stomper (‘Oo La La’) or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout…” New York Magazine said, “Ditto feels like the kind of rock star born to dominate this political era and on tracks like ‘Fire,’ she makes it clear that she is not here to mess around.”

The official video for “Fire,” which has nearly two million views, can be seen HERE. Other clips include “We Could Run” and the animated lyric video for “In And Out.”

In addition to releasing six acclaimed albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie and disco legend Cerrone, collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line, modeled for Marc Jacobs and appeared in the Oscar-nominated Nocturnal Animals and the forthcoming Gus Van Sant film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.

Beth Ditto – 2018 North American Tour Dates

3/7 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room

3/8 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

3/10 – Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club

3/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

3/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

3/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

3/16 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre

3/17 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

3/19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

3/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

3/24 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

3/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

3/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

3/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial

3/29 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox