APRIL HEADLINE ANNOUNCED
MANCHESTER YES (THE PINK ROOM)
Tickets onsale Fri 15 Feb, 10:00
The follow-up to Redemption (2016), an album of the year in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME, NY Times & more
The #1 R&B / Soul record on iTunes USA, UK, Australia, Canada and France throughout weekend of release
“The pop star who dares to be different” – NME
“When will the world be ready for Dawn Richard?” – Rolling Stone
DAWN (formerly Dawn Richard) is one of music’s most distinctive voices and songwriters,
developing her own unique style via a tirelessly independent route.
After cutting her teeth as part of the girl group Danity Kane and the influential r&b project Dirty Money, Dawn went solo, releasing the acclaimed Blackheart album in 2105. As inspired by experimental electronic music as the boundary-less world-building of Bjork, Blackheart reached #2 in the Billboard Dance charts and was acclaimed across the board: FACT named it their #1 album of 2015, The Guardian called it “the most ambitious and revelatory album of the year”, while Pitchfork described it as “a singular, visionary work.
Following a year developing her relationship with technology - Dawn is an animator and curator for Adult Swim and was the first artist to perform in 360 degrees live on YouTube and has partnered with Wired and The Verge on boundary-pushing tech projects, Dawn released her third solo album Redemption in November 2016 - finishing #4 in the Billboard Dance charts. Rolling Stone ranked the “staunchly independent pop trailblazer” as one of their Musical Renegades of 2016, a list of the key artists succeeding on their own terms that also included Beyonce and Chance the Rapper, while the NME branded Dawn “the pop star who dares to be a little bit different.”
Following eighteen months focused on touring Redemption and collaborating - she featured on Dirty Projectors’ 2017 hit single ‘Cool Your Heart’, as well as tracks from Kimbra, Jimmy Edgar and Mumdance - Dawn returns with new breed, a new album that sees her return to her birthplace of New Orleans both musically and spiritually, drawing from the city’s rich musical heritage and traditions as well as her experience as a black independent woman in the music industry.
Her most stripped back and intimate album yet, new breed was the #1 R&B & Soul album in
iTunes US, Canada, UK, Australia and France throughout the weekend of release, finishing the week #36 in the Billboard Independent Charts and #13 in the Billboard Heatseekers Charts.
Daw headlines Manchester’s YES (The Pink Room), Sun 14 Apr, 2019.
Tickets onsale Fri 15 Feb, 10:00am
LIVE DATES APRIL 2019
SUN 14 APR MANCHESTER YES (THE PINK ROOM)