When Neko Case released Fox Confessor Brings the Flood early last year, responded overwhelmingly good reviews and support at performances including the Sasquatch, Telluride and SxSW festivals. The alt-country woman had solidified her place as more than just a passing fad in the world of female , a feat which is proven by the fact that her 2007 tour line-up includes performances famous names as Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris.

2007 :

She’s starting off with a tour of Australia, so if you needed a good excuse to get down under, here it is:

January 25th – Governor Hindmarsh in Adelaide
January 26th – Fly By Night in Perth
January 28th – The Zoo in Brisbane
January 30th – The Annandale in Sydney
January 31st – TBA in Sydney
February 2nd and 3rd – of Wales in Melbourne

But if you can’t justify flying to Australia just to see Neko, you can catch her afterwards on the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada:

February 9th – 12th, she’ll be with :

February 9th – in , CA
February 10th – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in , OR
February 11th – in , WA
February 12th – IMG Performing Arts Center in Spokane, WA

After that, Neko and will head out on their own, with instrumental support from Erich Bachmann of Crooked Fingers:

February 13th – Commodore Ballroom in , BC
February 14th – WWU Performing Arts Center in Bellingham, WA
February 15th – McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR
February 16th – The Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, CA
February 17th – Henry in , CA
Februrary 18th – in San Diego, CA

Then they head to to participate in the American Songbook Series performance:

February 23rd – Lincoln Center’s Allen Room (2 shows)

And finally, she hits the Midwest for a performance with :

March 31st – Calvin College Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids, MI

Neko always performs well , sending that vibrating voice of hers out to wash over the audience, so find a date and place that works for you and check her out.

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