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Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 233,945
Category Alterna-pop
Concerts
Jun
26
City Winery New York
New York
Tickets
Jun
27
Alive at Five Summer Concert Series
Albany
Tickets
Sep
29
South Star Music Festival 2024
Huntsville
Tickets
About Vanessa Carlton
"Always building up, falling apart. Love is an art," sings Vanessa Carlton on the title track of her sixth album, Love Is An Art. Like the record itself, the song is a meditation on the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It's that constantly evolving nature of love, expectations and compassion that Carlton analyzes from all angles on Love Is An Art, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down. And on tracks like the album's opener, "I Can't Stay the Same," that also includes the relationship with the person staring back at us in the mirror, each and every morning. "Love is the energy you put out into the world," says the Nashville-based Carlton, who was inspired in part by the 1956 book The Art of Loving by philosopher Erich Fromm, and by stories and struggles both in her interior world and the world around her. "And it can be so incredibly messy at times." Produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips), Love Is An Art finds Carlton reckoning with toxic relationships (the confessional "Miner's Canary"), eternal partnership ("Companion Star") and the children who fill the world with love and grace while politicians fill their pockets (the passionate "Die, Dinosaur," written after the shootings in Parkland, Florida). And true to Carlton’s skill as both a lyricist and an instrumentalist, the arrangements on Love Is An Art tell these tales as vibrantly as the words themselves: piano parts that speak of rage and tenderness, synths that burst and glow like dawn. Love Is An Art doesn't just explore connections – it was also born of one. Carlton wrote the album with the acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Tristen, camped out and working while her daughter napped. "This record is about being out of my comfort zone," says Carlton. "What's going to happen when we do things that people assume are not naturally a match, like working with Dave Fridmann? I loved the idea of working with someone who’s known for a palette that isn’t associated with me, but it was a fit the second we started working together. Or what could happen when I sit with another writer, and just collaborate?" The result is an extremely dynamic LP filled with sticky melodies and haunting phrases as well as experimental constructions: super high highs, super low lows, and song structures that break the mold from the expected. Unlike her previous, critically-acclaimed 2015 album Liberman, which Carlton describes as having a calming, almost meditative palette, Love Is An Art reads, and sounds, "red." Huge. Passionate. The color of a beating heart. "I want to run, but I won’t get very far," Carlton sings on "The Only Way to Love," the album's first official single. "Cause I can’t fight the force of my young beating heart. Like a soldier's steady march, answering the call. It’s the only way to love." It's a song about loving with everything you've got – that love itself is precious and rare enough to commit to, above all. "When you believe in a relationship, in a connection, you are actually believing in yourself," she adds.
 Carlton has constantly challenged that belief, in both herself and the expectations that surround her throughout her lengthy, accomplished career: she attended both the School of American Ballet and Columbia University, and was discovered as a singer-songwriter/pianist when a cassette tape demo was given to legendary music impresario Ahmet Ertegun. With her debut single "A Thousand Miles," Carlton soared to the top of the Billboard charts and garnered multiple Grammy nominations, though that song is only a small fraction of the body of work and artistic identity she's developed since then, ever evolving and growing as a performer and songwriter. In the summer of 2019, she pushed that even further, making her Broadway debut as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. There's a striking image on the cover of Love Is An Art: it's a delicate hand grabbing a tiger by the tail, but it's not meant to conjure the familiar colloquialism. Instead, it captures something different. It’s a about going after something bigger than you, more powerful than you, something that you’ll never be able to really control: but you grab it anyway. Something like love. That's the spirit of Love Is An Art – connections aren’t easy to make, and sometimes we fail. But it's always worth trying. As Carlton sings on "Die, Dinosaur," the hope comes when there's nothing left to lose. "Why not grab the wild animal?" Carlton asks. "And see what happens?"
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Genres
Alterna-pop
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What fans are saying
Wayne
5 / 5
Ms. Carlton’s rapport with her audience is remarkable. And she went on with the show with a broken foot! So glad I finally got to hear her perform.
City Winery Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Mar 20, 2023
Stephen
5 / 5
Vanessa was great, as usual. She also met with fans, and signed autographs after the concert. I've attached a photo i took of Vanessa during the performance.
City Winery Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Mar 10, 2023
Nikki
5 / 5
Vanessa sounded beautiful live and just like she does on album. Her and Stevie were an incredible pair to see together!
Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA
Feb 29, 2024
Allen
4 / 5
A perfectly adequate show, quaint stories and no real surprises. Too bad it passed by so quickly.
Soiled Dove Underground Denver, CO
Apr 10, 2023
Theman
5 / 5
Amazing show! Her voice is still so good and the venue rocked!!
The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 13, 2023
Rick
5 / 5
Awesome concert. Vanessa is one of the best!!
Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Mar 03, 2023
Chris
5 / 5
The place was amazing and she killed it!!
Triple Door Seattle, WA
Apr 05, 2023
Alex
4 / 5
im excited to see you perform Vanessa Carlton.
Live Stream New York City, NY
Jul 02, 2020
Phil
5 / 5
Just perfect. 100 minutes of total entertainment.
Casbah San Diego, CA
Mar 30, 2023
Shaun
5 / 5
great set all hits nice night out!
Rivoli Pool Hall Toronto, ON
Mar 11, 2023
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Vanessa Carlton Tour Cities
Albany, NY New York City, NY Huntsville, AL

Frequently Asked Questions About Vanessa Carlton

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Vanessa Carlton on tour?

Yes, Vanessa Carlton is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Vanessa Carlton concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Vanessa Carlton tour is scheduled for 3 dates across 3 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Vanessa Carlton scheduled to play?

Vanessa Carlton is scheduled to play 3 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Vanessa Carlton tour start?

Vanessa Carlton’s tour starts Jun 26, 2024 and ends on Sep 29, 2024. They will play 3 cities; their most recent concert was held in New York at City Winery New York and their next upcoming concert will be in New York at City Winery New York.

What venues is Vanessa Carlton performing at?

As part of the Vanessa Carlton tour, Vanessa Carlton is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 26 - New York, NY @ City Winery New York
Jun 27 - Albany, NY @ Jennings Landing
Sep 29 - Huntsville, AL @ John Hunt Park Championship Soccer Stadium
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