GRAMMY award-winning singer-composer-bassist Esperanza (Emily) Spalding is announcing spring and summer tour dates for her newest project Emily’s D+Evolution. Rekindling her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, this new project delves into a broader concept of performance.
Originally conceived the day before her birthday, during a “sleepless night of full moon inspiration,” Emily’s D+Evolution will be performing all new material that Esperanza said “unfolds as live musical vignettes.”
“Emily is my middle name, and I’m using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand,” said Spalding. “My hope for this group is to create a world around each song, there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video, and the movement of our bodies.”
The tour begins at San Francisco’s Independent on May 5 and wraps up in New Orleans at Essence Fest on July 4. See all Esperanza Spalding tour dates here.