Ximena Sariñana (he-MEN-a sa-rin-YAH-na) has announced a US fall tour. The string of dates kick off November 4th in Portland, OR and run through December 22nd in Chicago, IL. Avalanche City and Graffiti 6 will support on select dates. This is Ximena’s first US headlining run – it comes on the heels of a nationwide tour with Sia and Oh Land, which included stops at this year’s Lollapalooza and Outside Lands festivals.
The 25 year-old Mexican singer, songwriter and keyboardist has had an eventful few months. She released her Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Bird and the Bee) and Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) produced English-language debut on August 2, 2011 to effusive critical acclaim. The New York Daily News called the self-titled release, “One of the most inventive, and pleasing, reinventions of new wave pop in years,” Nylon declared it “infectious, fun and just the right amount of poppy,” and SPIN named Ximena Sariñana one of the “Best Albums of 2011 So Far.” Ximena was also selected as VH1’s “You Oughta Know” artist for the month of August.
After fronting a successful indie band in her native Mexico, Ximena released her Spanish-language solo debut Mediocre in 2008. The album debuted at #1 in Mexico and scored two Latin Grammy nods and a US Grammy Award nomination, as well as the Best New Artist win at the Latin MTV Awards. Rolling Stone called the album “one of the strongest debuts from a female singer-songwriter since Norah Jones’ ‘Come Away With Me'” and gave it four stars.
The daughter of acclaimed film director Fernando Sariñana, Ximena has also been acting since the age of 11. She has starred in three telenovelas and 11 Mexican films, ranging from box office hit Amar Te Duele (2002), to film festival winner Dos Abrazos (2007), which won the 2007 Best New Narrative Filmmaker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned Ximena the prize for Best Supporting Actress by the Mexican Film Critics and Press Board.
Full tour dates are below, for more info please visit www.ximenamusic.com
Fri/Nov 4 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir (support – Siren Voices Event)
Sat/Nov 5 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
Tue/Nov 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Sat/Nov 12 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Brewing Co
Mon/Nov 14 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Wed/Nov 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
Fri/Nov 18 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Sun/Nov 20 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room @ HOB
Mon/Nov 21 – Austin, TX – Parish
Wed/Nov 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Mon/Dec 5 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
Wed/Dec 7 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Thu/Dec 8 – Richmond, VA – The Camel Club
Fri/Dec 9 – Balitmore, MD – Soundstage
Sat/Dec 10 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head
Sun/Dec 11 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Tue/Dec 13 – NYC – Rockwood
Wed/Dec 14 – Boston, MA – T.T. The Bears
Thu/Dec 15 – Portland, ME – Empire Dance & Dine
Sat/Dec 17 – Buffalo, NY – Ninth Ward
Sun/Dec 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
Tue/Dec 20 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Wed/Dec 21 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
Thu/Dec 22 – Chicago, IL – Schubas