Multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Tracy Chapman and her band grace the Roundhouse stage, best known for her singles 'Fast Car', 'Talkin' 'bout a Revolution' and 'Baby Can I Hold You'.
Her dates at the Roundhouse will be Tracy’s only UK appearance in 2009, following her memorable sold-out solo tour last year - her first solo shows in over a decade - that thrilled audiences and critics alike.
Our Bright Future is Tracy Chapman’s eighth studio album and was released by Elektra Records in November 2008. Produced with Larry Klein it includes the single ‘Sing For You’. The album marks the latest stop in a musical journey that began in 1988 with the release of Tracy Chapman. The multi-platinum debut earned three Grammy Awards and featured the classic singles 'Fast Car', 'Talkin' Bout A Revolution' and 'Baby Can I Hold You'. It went on to become one of the most successful debuts of all time, selling more than 18 million copies worldwide. To this day, it still makes regular appearances on album charts around the world, and in the UK it is the most successful album by a female artist in chart history, having spent almost 200 weeks on the chart.
Tracy has created a body of work that has been as consistently compelling as it is honest and uncompromising, eloquently telling stories with perennial appeal that are at once personal and universal. Impervious to trends, she has commendably stayed her musical course, earning the approbation of fans, critics and peers for her subsequent albums: 1989's multi-platinum Crossroads, 1992's Matters Of The Heart, 1995's multi-platinum New Beginning (which featured the Grammy-winning single 'Give Me One Reason'), 2000's platinum Telling Stories, 2001's multi-platinum Collection, 2002's platinum Let It Rain, and 2005's Where You Live.
Since her breakthrough performance at Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday concert in London in 1988, Tracy has appeared frequently in support of social and humanitarian causes, including Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! Tour, the annual Bridge School benefit concerts, the Nelson Mandela Free South Africa Concert, Farm Aid, Tibetan Freedom Festival, Vote for Change, the Driving Votes tour, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and many others. Last year Tracy made her theatre debut composing the music for a new production of Athol Fugard's classic 1961 playBlood Knot, which opened at San Francisco's A.C.T. in February 2008 and was directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.
Official Website: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/tracy-chapman-3109
Added by kapitanniemand on June 21, 2009