Rupa & the April Fishes Summer 2011 Tour

From a release:

Rupa and the April Fishes Summer Tour
check the dates below

Hola Mundo ..! We have some exciting pieces of news for you. .

First, check out our summer tour dates--there are many free festivals and opportunities to hear us in different formats. We will be heading up the west coast to Vancouver and Victoria, playing some festivals and concerts. Selected shows will be featuring gorgeous string quartet arrangements of my songs, done in collaboration with Mark Orton from Tin Hat Trio! The arrangements are lush and cinematic, exposing the vulnerable underbelly of my songs.

In early July, we will be heading out east, playing Millennium Park in Chicago, supporting the urban homesteading work happening in Detroit, then going out to the East Coast, playing a street party in Boston, giving love back to Vermont and bringing the party to Brooklyn.

In mid-July we will be heading down to Texas, where HB12---another anti-immigration law--is being bantered about in the Senate. We will be playing several shows in Texas to show our support for all peoples, for a land with more compassion and less legislature that leaves friends and neighbors living in fear. We will be traveling again along the border and returning to one of our favorite venues El Lugar del Nopal in Tijuana.

The tour will wrap up with a few free shows in the LA area, welcoming one of my favorite artists Sergent Garcia to the Bay Area with two blowout shows at the Independent and New Parish--these shows will sell out fast so please get tickets soon.

Other exciting news! !!

I will be starting to focus on the development of our new music, futher deepening my purpose and passion for examining the social underpinnings that effect health in various groups and peoples and recording several bodies of music that have been lingering in my heart for a while with little time to focus on their fruition. Please check news section regularly for updates.

and LASTLY !

We just finished a beautiful music video for "Este Mundo"--featuring the video stylings of local director Eddie Ringer. You can see it here.

Images by Hilary Hulteen

Here are the confirmed dates for the summer - keep checking the TOUR section of the website regularly for any changes or additions!

Fri, June 17th - Weaverville, CA @ Mamma Llama Coffeehouse
Sat, June 18th - Boonville, CA @ Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Sun, June 19th - Ashland, OR @ Culture Works
Tue, June 21st - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Thu, June 23rd - Seattle, WA @ Egan's Ballard Jam House
Fri, June 24th - Vancouver, BC @ TD Vancouver Int'l Jazz Festival
Sat, June 25th - Victoria, BC @ TD Victoria Int'l Jazz Festival
Wed, July 6th - Ann Arbor, MI @ Top of the Park
Thu, July 7th - Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park
Sat, July 9th & Sunday, July 10th - London, ON @ Sunfest
Tue, July 12th - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
Wed, July 13th - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Thu, July 14th - Marlboro, NY @ The Falcon
Fri, July 15th - Boston, MA @ French Cultural Center / Bastille Day
Sat, July 16th - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Thu, July 21st - Austin, TX @ Momo's
Fri, July 22nd - San Antonio, TX @ Luna Live
Sat, July 23rd - Marfa, TX @ Padre's
Sun, July 24th - El Paso, TX @ Music Under the Stars
Mon, July 25th - Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Wed, July 27th - Tijuana, Mexico @ El Lugar del Nopal
Thu, July 28th - Los Angeles, CA @ Levitt Pavilion
Fri, July 29th - Pasadena, CA @ Levitt Pavilion
Sat, July 30th - San Rafael, CA @ Osher Marin JCC
Thu, August 25th - San Francisco, CA @ Union Square Park
Fri, August 26th - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Sergent Garcia
Sat, August 27th - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish w/ Sergent Garcia