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Press info and new Heather Nova tour dates in Europe (F,NL,CH,SWE,NOR,DEN)
The Jasmine Flower
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Press info and new Heather Nova tour dates in Europe (France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark)
(for the tour dates see at the bottom)


"Redbird", Heather's sixth studio album, is quite different to her previous album "Storm", which had been a return to acoustic basics. The positive experience of recording "Storm" in one place, unlike her previous albums that had mostly been recorded in gaps between her heavy touring schedule, was also the basis for recording "Redbird", but Heather felt a more "rockier" feel to the music best suited the collection of songs that she had written. This was an album that she wanted to go out and tour with her full band.

As for the actual songs, they were written at home in Bermuda in between caring for her newly arrived son, Sebastian. As anyone who has experienced a young child coming into their lives will know, things definitely have to change. Although Heather no longer had the luxury of sitting down to write songs at will, the birth of her first child was a huge inspiration to her life and work.

"It was really a challenge, but at the same time I was incredibly inspired to write for this album. I had just had a life-altering experience! I felt like my heart had been blown wide open and I was the most vulnerable and yet the strongest I had ever been. It directly inspired songs like "Mesmerised" and obviously "Motherland".

Due to the birth of her son, this has been the longest time Heather has been off the road since she first started touring.

"I spent about 12 years pretty much non-stop on the road, so it's strange not to be out there. Having the baby has helped me discover the joys of being in one place for a while; simple things like growing vegetables and watching the seasons change. But now the album is finished I am looking forward to getting out there again, especially to the Summer Festivals. I never get bored of them and all that goes with them; catching other acts play, mud or sunshine."

Heather funds all her recordings, creates the artwork, videos etc. With her last album "Storm " selling nearly 400,000 copies, it has given her a new freedom in her music making.

"One of the reasons that I still enjoy making records is that I now control all the creative elements myself. While making "Storm", I rediscovered the inspiration and motivation I started out with nearly 15 years ago. Now I license the albums out to people who actually want to work with me and my music.

Artists needs to be able to follow their instincts in making music, and with a record label breathing down your neck at the writing and recording stage of the process it's very hard to do that without it affecting your end result. You get pulled around and end up compromising artistically. The battles become a drain on your energy. I highly recommend this route to any artist that has a choice. Of course I am not doing it alone - I have a great team of people working in partnership with me, and that is essential too if anyone is to hear my music going forward."

Heather about the songs:

"Redbird"
"With the song "Redbird" I wanted to make a song that had the colour red running sort of subliminally throughout it. So when you hear it you are imagining red. Red is such a symbolically powerful colour- the colour of love and passion, the colour of fire, and of course the colour of blood - of life and death."

"I Miss My Sky
" Someone recently introduced me to the theory that Amelia Earhart actually crash landed on a tiny deserted atoll rather than into the sea and that she and her navigator lived as castaways for years without ever being found. Artifacts and debris have been found that give credence to this theory. I was so taken with this idea that I wrote "I Miss My Sky". I tried to imagine her state of mind, her emotions, the details of her life in such a situation. It's probably my favourite song on the record. I also was lucky enough to have a fantastic violinist, Sophie Solomon, play on the song. I used to play the violin, and really felt inspired by the emotion that seemed to sing from Sophie's violin."

"Welcome"
"I had just written songs for a number of other artists (Afro Celt Sound System, ATB , Eskobar etc.) and the idea of something with Dido came up, so we did it by email. It's the oldest song on the album and was released in the US and I had many requests from European based fans to put it on an album. I like the energy of the song and thought that it would fit well as an opener on this album."

Tracklist:
Welcome
I Miss My Sky (Amelia Earhart's Last Days)
Motherland
Redbird
Done Drifting
Overturned
Mesmerised
Singing You Through
A Way To Live
Wicked Game
This Body
The Sun Will Always Rise

Live Shows:
August:
20th Belgium Hassalt, Pukklepop (Main stage)
21st Holland Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival (Grolsch tent)
23rd Germany Braunschweig, Feldschlößchen Bühne
24th Germany Leipzig, Parkbühne Auensee
25th Germany Hanau, Ampitheater
27th Switzerland St Imier, Soleil Festival
28th Germany Berlin, Museumsinsel

September:
30th Shepherds, Bush Empire

October:
3rd Paris (venue TBC)
4th Utrecht (venue TBC)
5th Lucerne (venue TBC)

7th München, Tonhalle
8th Stuttgart, Beethovensaal
9th Nürnberg, Löwensaal
12th Köln, E-Werk
13th Bielefeld, Ringlokschuppen
15th Rostock, Scandlines Arena
17th Stockholm (venue TBC)
18th Götheburg (venue TBC)
19th Oslo (venue TBC)
21st Kopenhagen (venue TBC)

22nd Kiel, Halle 400
23rd Hamburg, Große Freiheit
25th Groningen

with many thanks to Heinz from heathernova.de

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Well, finally Lucerne is included, but Brussels (October 1st) is still forgotten?!

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Sounds good.

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400,000 ain't bad for someone as obscure as Heather. Were Oyster and Siren platinum?

The Amelia Earhart thing is interesting though. Heather has said before that she almost always writes from her own perspective and experience. Looks like she is trying to branch out. This sounds like an explanation Sarah McLachlan would give for one of her songs, where she often writes from the perspective of someone she reads or hears about (e.g. Hold On).

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Had marriage and (especially) motherhood not changed her, I would have been very surprised.

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Still waiting for inclusion of IRELAND on that gig list...

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so we know at least one song now from the album, welcome.

Good that there are now tour dates for other countries.

Posted on: 2005/6/10 14:55
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Only one date in France ??
Not that I'm very surprised, but I was hoping better.
I hope the venue in Paris will be a good one.

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she's coming to göteborg?!?!

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Only one date in France ??
Not that I'm very surprised, but I was hoping better.
I hope the venue in Paris will be a good one.

Le Bataclan is quite nice... I'd have preferred La Cigale though.

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400,000 ain't bad for someone as obscure as Heather.


Imagine I didn't buy it, it would have been 399,999

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good thing i bought 4.

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she's coming to göteborg?!?!

no, to Götheburg

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she's coming to göteborg?!?!


Yeah Sweden has 2 dates, although it's 6 times less crowded than France !! Well, nice for you

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she's never played in göteborg or this part of sweden before.
always stockholm and stockholm... (and a gig in malmö if i'm not mistaking).
i'm so happy.

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Le Bataclan is quite nice... I'd have preferred La Cigale though.


I've seen her only at l'Elysée Montmatre which is a nice venue. Hope it won't be seated, that's all I ask ...

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Bataclan has seats, dunno if they're removeable, didn't look like they were...

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I'm really looking forward to the new CD and also the upcoming tour. Because I live in the United States, it's been quite a long time since I last seen Heather. The last time was in 1998 in Toronto, Canada. It was there that I was able to interview Heather for Extreme magazine. For this upcoming tour I will be traveling to Germany and I will see her in both Munich and Nurnberg. The flight is booked...the concert tickets are bought...so I shall see you all there!

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Hi Ron! I'm happy you found us.

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Welcome Ron...

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ah, she's going to rock again, thank god.

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Ben wrote:
Bataclan has seats, dunno if they're removeable, didn't look like they were...


Bataclan has removable seats...
I have seen Zazie there, seated

I have seen Siouxsie, Maria McKee, the Corrs, standing

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Rocking in the seats!

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See you in Stockohlm..no info about venue yet?

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I probably won't be able to make it to the Utrecht and/or Groningen gig.

I can only take one week off work in october, either the week of the 3th or the 10th.

I've already got a ticket for the Koln gig, so it's very likely I'm going to the Koln gig, and not to the Dutch gigs.

Groningen is as far as Koln anyway.

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Is it "Mesmerised" now, and not "Mesmerized" anymore? What's the British spelling?

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On topic dude !

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ah, s=UK, z=US.

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I#m feeling mesmerised as of the new tour dates

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mesmerised

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-- i'll add the new tour dates as soon as all the venues are known --

i don't think i'm going to see Heather any more than at Pukkelpop.. though Utrecht & Groningen are just an hour away

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oh well, Groningen maybe..
i could go with the bar-guy! he lives there

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Welcome Ron.
I'll put you on the list, which is on top of this thread.

Can we see the interview you have mentioned ? Are there any Heather pics in this Extreme magazin ?

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Can we see the interview you have mentioned ? Are there any Heather pics in this Extreme magazin ?

Gerd, you already know this interview. Just look into your interview collection and search for "Extreme magazine" (September 1998)", interview taken in Toronto on July 21st 1998 by Ron.

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oh well . I already have it.
thanks Bernd.

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The concert in Paris is confirmed to be at "Le bataclan". You can book tickets here :

http://infoconcert.francebillet.com/f ... festation.do?codman=HEATH

It's 29,60 euros.

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Norway only gets one consert? I mean come on, she sells 10's or maybe even 100's of cd's here, we want something back for the 4.99$ we contribute to her total profit :D


Great news, I missed her latest consert in Oslo, but will make sure to make this one.

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ticketonline.de sells tickets for an Offenbach, Germany gig on October 10th. (Thanks to Rene from the German forum)

Offenbach is located very close to Frankfurt/Main.

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