One of the first shows I reviewed for LA Music Blog was one of Lianne La Havas’ first shows in Los Angeles. It seemed to be a magical experience for both of us. Her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough, was still fresh to the ears of many and had been picking up awards and nominations internationally, and the sold-out show felt like it was one of the first times La Havas realized the effect her music and personality could have on a crowd.

The amazing night left an LA audience begging for more, and more than two years later, the product of England is back…with blood! Wait, that’s not right. Capitalize it, add bold and italics… Blood. There we go! The highly anticipated follow-up to Lianne La Havas’ incredible debut is officially set to be released July 31st, and if the title is any indication, she means business.

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Based on the two tracks that have already been made public, Blood is a very promising album. It appears to stick to her signature soulful sound, but will hopefully also show growth as she ages. The 25 year old not only writes both lyrics and songs that sound beyond her years, but her guitar playing has the character, touch, and finesse of a classically trained musician.

With the announcement of her North American tour, Los Angelenos have three opportunities to see the charming singer. The first of those is at The Troubadour and sold out quicker than most could click the link to buy tickets, but fans still have the opportunity to see Lianne La Havas at The Fonda and The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. Each show will have its own magic, and you should get tickets while you can. The tour dates are below. Don’t miss Lianne La Havas!

Lianne La Havas Tour Dates:

07/05 – Essence Festival – New Orleans, LA
07/07 – Troubadour (SOLD OUT) – Hollywood, CA
07/09 – Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) – New York, NY
09/23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
09/25 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
09/26 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
09/28 – Royale – Boston, MA
09/29 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
10/02 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
10/03 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
10/04 – Park West – Chicago, IL
10/06 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
10/08 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
10/09 – MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary – Calgary, AB
10/11 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
10/12 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/14 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
10/16 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10/18 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
10/19 – Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever – Los Angeles, CA
10/20 – The Observatory-Northpark – San Diego, CA
10/22 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/23 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
10/25 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA

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