Jazz bassist, singer, songwriter, producer and genius Esperanza Spalding has been hard a work this month developing musical arrangements themed around the human body for a new concept album titled, 12 Little Spells. Spalding has been sharing each new track through her social media outlets at 12:12 p.m. every day, which are separately focused around a specific area of the human anatomy. Spalding also announced on Tuesday morning that she’ll be bringing her new bag of spells to audiences around the country starting next month for a brief, six-date North American tour.
The run of shows will begin in San Francisco in just over a month on Nov. 19. From there, Spalding will visit select U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, Munhall, Pennsylvania; Atlanta and closing out with a performance at New York City’s Town Hall on Dec. 12 - more specifically, 12/12 in accordance with her album’s numerical “12” theme. Spalding full tour scheduled can be seen listed below. Tickets to select shows on the short tour will begin pre-sale later this week on Thursday, Oct. 18, with general sales following on Oct. 19.
According to Vanity Fair, the accompanying tour will be a 12-date run in accordance with the running numerical theme, so fans should be on the lookout for more dates to be announced as the album’s release draws closer by the day.
Speaking of days, the past few have seen Spalding continue to roll out her body-themed tracks, including songs and pieces written about Arms, Fingers, Solar Portals, Feet, Abdominals, Hips, Mouth and Spine. 12 Little Spells is currently scheduled for a full digital release this Friday, Oct. 19. The jazz prodigy was also recently recruited to perform on John Legend’s debut Christmas album, providing some instrumentation on the song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Esperanza Spalding 2018 Tour Dates:
Nov. 19 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Nov. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (Tickets)
Nov. 27 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Dec. 7 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead
Dec. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
Dec. 12 - New York, NY - Town Hall (Tickets)