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Feist takes Shortlist Prize, works in new dates
Newly crowned Shortlist Prize winner Leslie Feist has mapped out another US headlining tour behind her latest effort, last year’s “The Reminder.”
Feist beat out nine other finalists for the 7th annual Prize, including Arcade Fire, Spoon and Wilco. The singer, who records and performs simply under her last name, kicks off her US tour April 10 in Detroit, with 15 cities lined up through the end of the month. All dates are below.
Feist continues to back last year’s “The Reminder,” which she pieced together while on a 33-month tour behind her previous album, 2004’s “Let It Die,” according to her online biography.
The new album enjoyed a spike in popularity last summer after the song “1234” was used in a television commercial for Apple’s iPod Nano. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the single went from moving around 2,000 downloads per week in early September to more than 73,000 per week later in the month, after the ad began airing, with the song hitting No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The single climbed all the way to No. 8 on the UK charts.
Videos of “1234,” “My Moon, My Man” and “I Feel It All,” all singles from “The Reminder,” can be found at the singer’s website.
Feist is nominated in four categories at next week’s 50th annual Grammy Awards, including Best Female Pop Vocal (for “1234”) and Best New Artist. She is also scheduled to perform during the Feb. 10 ceremony, which will air live on CBS.
Feist is the first Canadian Shortlist Prize winner. She joins Irish singer Damien Rice and Iceland’s Sigur Ros as non-US winners of the award, which has previously been given to Sufjan Stevens, N*E*R*D, and TV On the Radio. Other finalists this year selected from an initial list of 54 nominees included Burial, Justice, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Stars and Working for a Nuclear Free City.
February 2008
12 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theater (2010 Olympic Launch Event)
April 2008
10 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit
11 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University
12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
16 – Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
18 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
19 – Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt University Alumni Lawn
20 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
22 – Athens, OH – Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
23 – Cleveland, OH – Palace Theatre
25 – Northampton, MA – Smith College
26 – Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville Pavilion
27 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
29, 30 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
May 2008
13 – Toronto, Ontario – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts