Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter St. Vincent is bringing her Daddy’s Home Tour to the Hollywood Bowl this Friday. She’s been on the road promoting her “Daddy’s Home” album which was released in May. For most artists, playing an iconic venue like the Hollywood Bowl can be intimidating, but that is not the case for St. Vincent. She feels good in her skin, and with that resume why wouldn’t she?
Despite the history that is the Bowl, St. Vincent feels at home on this stage and any other as a matter of fact. Success has a way of bringing out confidence, and for this artist, the sky really is the limit.
St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) has been a critic favorite for years and has already picked up two Grammys: 2015’s Best Alternative Music Album “St. Vincent” and 2019’s Best Rock Song “Masseduction.” You can try to label her as indie rock or pop rock, but she truly is her own artist, constantly experimenting in her style, and seriously… no fucks given.
Her incredible success kicked off with her 2007 debut album, “Marry Me,” and since then, she has written and recorded with several musical icons including David Byrne, Jack Antonoff, Bon Iver, Taylor Swift, and Sleater-Kinney.
St. Vincent’s 2014 self-titled album solidified her place in music history with her first Grammy win. Bolstered by tracks “Birth in Reverse” and “Digital Witness,” the record also earned the title of album of the year by multiple music publications. The same year, she fronted Nirvana during “Lithium” for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and toured with The Black Keys.
“Masseduction” became her fifth studio album and dropped in 2017, debuting at number 10 on Billboard. The track of the same name earned her a second Grammy, and with singles “New York,” “Los Ageless,” and “Pills,” she was a highlight of Coachella 2018.
With the world locked down in 2020, Clark was able to create another masterpiece. “’Daddy’s Home’ collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC,” she said. “Last night’s heels on the morning train. Glamour that’s been up for three days straight.” The May 2021 release was previewed with the first single, “Pay Your Way in Pain,” showed off the ‘70s New York vibe, which was confirmed with “The Melting of the Sun.”
While discussing “Daddy’s Home,” St. Vincent said she was inspired by her own father’s return home from prison, which occurred around the same time as her Grammy win for “Masseduction.” Her father introduced her to vinyl in her childhood and “Daddy’s Home” drew from the love of those 1970’s records. We caught a bit of it when she performed on “Saturday Night Live” ahead of the release, but now it is time to see it all in person.
As if that was not enough, last week she released her mockumentary, “The Nowhere Inn.” Starring as a fictionalized version of herself, Clark told Variety, “It was an incredibly warm and welcoming way to do my first foray into acting, because it was a script that I’d co-written with my best friend, and playing versions of myself.” The film premiered at Sundance in 2020 and includes live performances.
TO VIEW “THE NOWHERE INN”
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The Daddy’s Home Tour invades Hollywood this Friday, September 24th and it will definitely not be boring. St. Vincent has been doing things on her own terms her whole career and her badass attitude will not be stopping anytime soon.
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St. Vincent Tour Dates
Wed, September 22 – Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles, CA
Thu, September 23 – The Greek Theatre Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Fri, September 24 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Fri, October 1 – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, Austin, TX
Sat, October 2 – Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX
Sun, October 3 – Austin City Limits Music Festival 2021, Austin, TX
Tue, October 5 – The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK
Thu, October 7 – Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO
Fri, October 8 – The Pageant, St Louis, MO
Sat, October 9 – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN
Mon, October 11 – The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Tue, October 12- Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Thu, October 14 – Boch Center – Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
Fri, October 15 – College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
Sat, October 16 – All Things Go Music Festival 2021, Columbia, MD
Mon, October 18 – Agora Theater & Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Wed, October 20 – The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI