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Beth Orton Drops New Single with Tour Announcement

Beth Orton

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Beth Orton dropped another song from her upcoming album Weather Alive, titled “Friday Night.”

Additionally, Orton has announced a North American tour. The road trip begins in Washington, D.C. in November. and is expected to wrap up in Vancouver, BC later the same month.

In a press release, the artist talks about “Friday Night,” featuring Shazad Ismaily – a multi-instrumentalist, and shares what the song means to audiences and what it means to them.

“’Friday Night’ is someone reflecting on and trying to decide what to give up or what to surrender to. Passion or ambivalence? Whether to ‘bleed or rust in the rain.’ Most of us are struggling to make sense of where to put the love we have for those that are lost to us, let alone the ones that remain,” she said. 

“Sometimes there is no right answer except to find the wisdom in the spaces between the endings and beginnings, in the remembrance of things past or in search of lost time, there are always repercussions to the choices we make. We are listening to the internal dialogue of someone living it out, what is futile and what is worth fighting for, and trying to do little damage along the way.” 

Orton then shared how Friday night is a night that serves as hope for the whole week, something people look forward to.

“Friday night being the night that makes the week more bearable, there is hope. Coming to realize what is real and what is out of reach can be unbelievably painful; waking up to the love that remains can be the greatest gift and the most beautiful surprise,” she continued. 

“Even in absence, there is presence; there is no escape but to look for where the love is still alive within us.” 

Weather Alive drops on September 23 via Partisan. So far Orton has released “Forever Young” and the title track of the disc.

The album was self-produced by Orton, with drummer Tom Skinner, bassist Tom Herbert, and many other participants on the recording.

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Beth Orton Schedule on Tour

Beth Orton:

08-19 Devon, England – Beautiful Days Festival

 08-21 Bangor County Down, Ireland – Open House Festival

 10-07 Birmingham, England – Academy 2

 10-08 Brighton, England – St. Bartholomew’s Church

 10-09 London, England – Koko

 10-10 Norwich, England – Arts Centre

 10-12 Bristol, England – St. George’s

 10-13 Glasgow, Scotland – Classic Grand

 10-15 Manchester, England – RCMN Concert Hall

 10-16 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club

 11-01 Washington, D.C. – Sixth & I

 11-02 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

 11-03 Montclair, NJ – First Congregational Church

 11-05 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

 11-06 Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom

 11-07 Montreal, Quebec – Le Studio TD

 11-08 Toronto, Ontario – The Great Hall

 11-10 Chicago, IL – The Mayfield

 11-12 Saint Paul, MN – The Cedar 

 11-14 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater

 11-16 Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum

 11-17 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

 11-18 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s

 11-20 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

 11-21 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

 11-22 Vancouver, British Columbia – Hollywood Theater

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