New Album Currency of Man Tops Billboard and iTunes Jazz Charts
Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Melody Gardot has announced U.S. Fall tour dates in support of her new album Currency of Man, out now on Verve/Decca. The album topped both the Billboard and iTunes Jazz Charts in the U.S. and became the #1 jazz album in dozens of other countries. It also climbed the international pop charts reaching #3 in Switzerland, #5 in France and #11 in Germany.
The U.S. run, set to take place between her two major European tours this summer and fall, will kick off in San Francisco on September 29th, bringing Melody to Los Angeles, Chicago, Annapolis, Alexandria, Boston, and her native Philadelphia before wrapping in New York City on October 10th. Tickets for the Annapolis and Alexandria shows go on sale July 17th.Tickets for all other shows go on sale July 24th. Stay tuned to www.melodygardot.co.uk. U.S. tour dates listed in full below.
Melody’s fourth studio album Currency of Man is brimming with funky bass rhythms, sultry vocals, retro-soul brass arrangements, euphoric gospel singers and esoteric orchestrations. Live, these elements pop on stage as Melody draws in her audience as if they’re attending an intimate living room gathering. The LP’s socially conscious heartbeat is rooted in Melody’s observations of real-life characters on the streets of Los Angeles where Currency of Man was recorded, touching upon many timely issues including racial inequality and homelessness.
The cinematic black and white video for lead single Preacherman, which premiered via the Wall Street Journal, is a stirring poetic tribute to the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy whose 1955 murder was a catalyst for the ensuing Civil Rights Movement. PRESS HERE to watch the video and read more about Emmett on the Emmett Till Foundation web site. Melody also recently released a docu-video for her song It Gonna Come which delves into the issue of homelessness. PRESS HERE to watch the video on Yahoo!, and PRESS HERE to stream the song.
Buy Currency of Man: Standard edition: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play // Deluxe edition: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
Melody Gardot U.S. Tour Dates:
- 9/29 San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
- 9/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
- 10/3 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
- 10/5 Annapolis, MD @ Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
- 10/6 Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere Music Hall
- 10/8 Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Centre
- 10/9 Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theatre
- 10/10 New York, NY @ Town Hall