Tami Neilson tours Europe with album 'Don't Be Afraid'21-08-2017
Don't Be Afraid is the last release of Tami Neilson, the record she brings over to Europe at the this month.“It’s the most personal album I’ve ever written, and it is very daunting to put such a raw, exposed, vulnerable part of yourself out there,” remarks Tami Neilson.
The album as nearly left unfinished. With two songs completed and six weeks left to write Tami Neilson unexpectedly lost her father, the patriarch of The Neilson Family band who Tami had toured across Canada with as a young girl opening for the likes of Johnny Cash. It was her mother and brother’s encouragement that she finish the record as a way of honoring her dad.
Don’t Be Afraid finds the soul taking precedence over the country as Tami found herself listening to a lot of gospel around the time of her father’s death and finding a kinship with the legendary singer Mavis Staples. It marks Tami as a new soul staple: it’s a raw, deep and hopeful album that finds Tami singing out her grief.
We're very excited to bring Tami Neilson to Europe for the first time starting this month, with shows in Germany, Scandinavia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom:
24 AUG: Tønder (DK) @ Tønder Festival
25 AUG: Tønder (DK) @ Tønder Festival
26 AUG: Tønder (DK) @ Tønder Festival
27 AUG: Tønder (DK) @ Tønder Festival
29 AUG: Bonn (DE) @ Kult 41
30 AUG: Berlin (DE) @ Roadrunners Paradise
31 AUG: Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ) @ Amphitheatre
01 SEP: Duisburg (DE) @ Platzhirsch Festival
02 SEP: Hamburg (DE) @ Monkeys Music Club
03 SEP: Asten (NL) @ Misty Fields Festival
05 SEP: Bergen (NO) @ Bergen Live Sessions
06 SEP: Oslo (NO) @ John Dee
07 SEP: Stockholm (SWE) @ Kraken
08 SEP: Hoganas (SWE) @ Garage Bar
09 SEP: Goteborg (SWE) @ Liseberg
10 SEP: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
12 SEP: London (UK) @ The Islington