The Naked & Famous have announced a new stripped-back album, and an intimate tour that features three Los Angeles dates this March to go with it!
The New Zealand-bred and Los Angeles-based synth-rock group will tour with just two founding members Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers behind the upcoming release of A Still Heart, the new album that will feature more simple versions of some of their biggest hits over their decade-long career.
“The concept of stripped back Naked and Famous recordings goes beyond just the bare bones of voice and guitar,” Powers said of the album. “I’ve always loved minimal music and it’s been inspiring to boil these songs down to their core ingredients. At which point, reimagining them begins to feel like writing them for the first time.”
“It was an amazing feeling to explore the songs in this way,” Xayalith added. “We weren’t capable or confident enough to perform like this when we began the band but I think after all this time we finally feel comfortable.”
The duo will do a brief tour in support of the record, playing a show at Largo at the Coronet on Friday, March 9.
Tickets to the show go on sale Friday, January 12 at 10 AM Pacific Time. Tickets are priced at $40 (though a meet-and-greet package is available for $99). Doors open at 7 PM with the show starting at 8 PM. No late entry will be allowed. UPDATE: Tickets to their Largo show on March 9 are sold out, but they’ve added another show Wednesday, March 21 at the Moroccan Lounge! Tickets are $40 and it’s 21-and-over. UPDATE: After the first Moroccan Lounge date sold out, they added a second one Saturday, March 24. Tickets on sale NOW.
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THE NAKED & FAMOUS TOUR DATES:
3/8 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory OC
3/9 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Largo
3/10 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall
3/12 – Portland, Ore. @ The Old Church
3/13 – Seattle, Wash. @ Columbia City Theatre
3/14 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rio Theatre
3/16 – Boulder, Colo. @ Fox Theatre
3/17 – Aspen, Colo. Belly Up Aspen
3/21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Moroccan Lounge