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Kaki King Tours In Support of March 11 Release, 'Dreaming Of Revenge'

February 3rd, 2008 10:30am EST
Kaki KingKaki King returns with her fourth album after her contributions to Foo Fighters and Tegan & Sara's latest albums, and having been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Into The Wild together with Eddie Vedder.

Dreaming Of Revenge showcases Kaki King's desire to branch out with songs that feature electric and pedal-steel guitar, horns, and, for the first time, vocals. Produced by Malcolm Burn, a Grammy-Award winning musician and producer who is known for his work with Daniel Lanois, Peter Gabriel, and Emmylou Harris, Dreaming Of Revenge allows us to witness her evolution from acoustic instrumentalist to full-fledged, multi-faceted songwriter.

Previously, her whispery, ethereal voice was mainly used as another element in her sonic arsenal. This time around, King put more effort into both her vocals and the lyrics she wrote for such deeply felt tracks as "Life Being What It Is," and "2 O'Clock," which she describes as break-up songs. "The words mean something now," she says. "They're actually telling stories." In 2007, King branched out into film work, composing original music for several scenes in the Sean Penn-directed film Into the Wild, which also features two of her previously released songs.

"We really concentrated on the melodies. Everything I write tends to be dense and chordal, but this time the idea was to layer the challenging guitar work under very simple, beautiful melodies. I really wanted them to be memorable." – Kaki King

Don't Miss Your Chance To See Kaki King Live @ SXSW and on Tour:
March 12 Austin, TX SXSW – TBC
March 13 Austin TX SXSW – TBC
March 14 Austin, TX SXSW – TBC
March 15 Austin, TX SXSW – TBC
March 17 Boulder, CO The Fox Theater
March 21 Seattle, WA The Tractor
March 22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
March 25 San Francisco, CA GAMH
March 27 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
April 2 Newmarket, NH Stone Church
April 3 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
April 4 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
April 5 Boston, MA Paradise
April 6 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
April 9 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
April 10 Philadelphia, PA WCL
April 11 Baltimore, MD 8 x 10
April 12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
April 13 Morgantown, WV Mt. Stage