Tue 21 August
Suzanne Vega in an extra-special concert and Leeds Town Hall celebrating and performing the classic masterpiece albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F in full, and more.
Following her extensive critically acclaimed and sell out UK tour last year, the legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has announced a series of dates this August, to continue the celebrations of the 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively of her albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F.
Performing both albums in full, as well as more tracks from throughout a distinguished career that has seen her sell over 7 million albums worldwide.
Having emerged as a leading figure in the folk-music revival of the early 1980s accompanying herself simply with an acoustic guitar, Vega released Solitude Standing, her second album, in 1987. The record would go on to chart at number 2 in the UK and number 11 in the USA, going platinum and earning a nomination for Record of the Year at the Grammys in the process.
Always pushing the boundaries of music both lyrically and sonically, Vega released 99.9F in 1992, an album with a more electronic sound, which brought descriptions of ‘industrial folk’ and ‘techno folk’. The record was certified gold, and won a New York Music Award for Best Rock Album.
Looking back on these two pivotal albums in her career, Suzanne Vega says: “These songs were written and recorded many years ago, but I still love playing them live, and have ever since the albums first came out.”
Experience Vega’s distinctive and cutting vocals, matched with her unique ability as a storyteller, through the songs that encapsulate an iconic career.