Fiona Apple back in Minneapolis in July on U.S. tour

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Fiona Apple has announced her first Twin Cities appearance in six years. The notoriously eccentric singer-songwriter, who embodied the struggle of creative instincts vs. major label pressure, has booked a July show at the Orpheum Theatre. And for those who caught her on her last visit in 2006 at Northrup Auditorium and others who just wished they were in attendance, it's likely an opportunity to get to know her all over again.

Apple was a presence at this past March's running of South by Southwest, and now is facing the advent of blog culture that likely would have completely devoured her, a la Lana Del Rey, if she had started her career in '06 instead of '96.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, due out June 19, is only her fourth studio album, and her first since 2005's Extraordinary Machine. This title is a poem, and likely the same will be said for Apple's return to the Twin Cities.

Fiona Apple tour dates:

06-19 Ithaca, NY - State Theatre

06-20 Baltimore, MD - Lyric Opera House

06-22 Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods

06-23 Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park

06-24 New York, NY - Governors Ball, Randall's Island

06-26 Washington, DC - Warner Theatre

06-27 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre

06-29 Danbury, CT - Ives Concert Park

06-30 Boston, MA - Citi Performing Arts Center

07-01 Portland, ME - State Theatre

07-03 Montreal, Quebec - Olympia Theatre

07-04 Toronto, Ontario - The Sound Academy

07-06 Cleveland Heights, OH - Cain Park

07-07 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit

07-10 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre

07-11 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre

07-13 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

07-14 St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House

07-16 Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre

07-17 Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC

07-20 Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre

07-21 Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall - University of Utah

07-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum

07-25 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

07-26 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

07-28 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

07-29 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium

Fiona Apple. July 16 at Orpheum Theatre. Tickets cost $44-$74, and go on sale Saturday, April 14 at noon.

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I was hooked on the first note the dial played of her that day.96 sounds about right.As long as I can hear her performing Criminal.That would be enough.


She's still around, eh? I'm busy that night....


A Monday night? Come on  - typical booking date for the Twin Cities. Just can't get the best dates on tours - ever.


$44 to $74? Yikes! Some artists aren't worth paying that much for tickets and Fiona Apple is one of them. Now if Dead Can Dance had included the Twin Cities in their reunion tour and tickets were this much, then I would go. I like Fiona Apple but not this much.


What are you up to that night?  We should meet up?  CC? Cause? Bryant Lake Bowl?  Ill be around Lyndale ave.  We can talk about cool shit, about all the COOL shit you know.  Maybe you can tell me where you got your baggy ass tan cargo shorts and your big fucking dumb oversized superman tee.


Thanks for your comment on who you'd rather see in concert than Fiona Apple.

I, on the other hand, would and will pay $40 to see one of the most consistently creative, adventurous, and uncompromising artists of my generation. Apple respects her fans, and only releases music she believes in. She doesn't produce filler.

On another note, I don't understand the Lana Del Rey reference. Del Ray is a marketing construct; she bathes in limelight. Apple swiftly rejected the false, glimmering reality of Celebrity Land and was "devoured" by the general press after her infamous "this world is bullshit" acceptance speech. Did you forget that she was labeled as a one-hit wonder, then a weirdo malcontent, then a dissapointing recluse? Now she's an eccentric because she chooses to make art on her own schedule.

Apple got what Del Rey has gotten. But instead of self-referential music blogs and a totally online indie music community, Apple was wrung through every blade of the national media grinder. In six months there'll be another buzz darling that "everyone" freaks out about, altering the entire world of people who read Pitchfork. In sixty years people will still be listening to Apple, cherishing every authentic minute.

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