Fiona Apple and Blake Mills are changing things up a bit with a collaborative fall tour that stops in Philly at the Merriam Theater on October 19th. Details are few and far between as the exact nature of the show is still in the planning stages, but they were asked to share a few hints:
1) We were sent an assignment to write three or four sentences.
2) These sentences should communicate that we, Fiona Apple & Blake Mills (that’s us), are doing a little tour as a duo.
3) We know it’ll be something special, and we aren’t being coy here — it’s just that we have about 26% of an idea of what the fuck we will be playing for you.
4) It was our understanding that the 4th sentence was optional, but here is something that is true: the uncertainty excites us.
While Fiona Apple continues to tour behind last year’s Idler Wheel…, former Simon Dawes (now Dawes) member and highly-sought-after collaborator Blake Mills will release his as-yet untitled sophomore solo record next year. Together in concert, Apple and Mills will perform material from their respective catalogs as well as new songs written together. Tickets for “Anything We Want: An Evening with Fiona Apple & Blake Mills” at the Merriam Theater on October 19th go on sale August 2nd; more information will be available here. Below, watch Fiona Apple’s video for “Hot Knife” and Blake Mills’ video for “Don’t Tell Your Friends About Me.”
Blake Mills, Fiona Apple, Merriam Theater