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Neko Case Reveals "Last Lion of Albion" Music Video + New 2019 US + Australian Tour Dates
Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Neko Case Reveals "Last Lion of Albion" Music Video + New 2019 US + Australian Tour Dates

Inspired by forces of nature and acts of a mercurial, forgotten god, Neko Case’s latest album Hell-On is a record sealed by fire and filled with love, rage, and dangers that might lay waste to everything at any moment.

So if you wake up dazed in a smoking landscape, walking through the detritus of your own lost civilization with the smell of ash in your hair, your favorite sweater gone and a new song in your head, don't say you weren't warned.

Today Case has released the new music video for the anthemic track “Last Lion of Albion”, a requiem of a song for the magnificent landscapes and creatures that have been erased from our planet by the effects of humans. Watch it HERE.

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“I’m very honored and excited to debut this video for “Last Lion of Albion” by one of my very favorite artists, Laura Plansker,“ Case explained. “I’ve loved her work forever; she‘s so skilled at using handmade figures and props to create surreal worlds. Her work perfectly balances humor and darkness in a way that breaks my heart. She has a way of making something so artificial so very alive. The turning of the lion’s head to look at the sky, or its own reflection makes me cry my eyes out. There is so much straight ahead compassion in Laura’s work, there’s no need to manipulate emotion of the viewer, it is the perfect balance. I’m so happy to share it here with you!“

Called “a pitch-perfect roar of female defiance” by The Guardian, Hell-On was born at the hands of some three dozen performers in all, from k.d. Lang, Laura Veirs, Beth Ditto, and Robert Forster on backing vocals, to Joey Burns of Calexico and Doug Gillard of Guided by Voices on guitars, and Barbara Gruska and Matt Chamberlain on drums. The sidelong perspective is part of the known Neko galaxy, but the production is more expansive and edgier, moving into new universes. These songs can swallow you.

With a Hell-On stage show featuring glowing, life-size wasp nests and Case as the wasp queen, she and her band are currently on tour in Europe and will return to the US for West coast dates at the end of November, including a headlining show at Los Angeles’s Orpheum Theatre. New 2019 Australian dates and US dates have also been announced with support from Margaret Glaspy and Kimya Dawson; all upcoming dates are listed below.

11/1 – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
11/2 – Cologne, DE – Stadtgarten Cologne
11/3 – Groningen, NL – Take Root Festival
11/4 – Brussels, BE – Rotonde – Botanique
11/6 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
11/7 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
11/8 – London, UK – Barbican

11/27 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma^
11/28 – Bellingham, WA – Mt. Baker^
11/29 – Seattle, WA – Paramount^
11/30 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue^
12/1 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater^
12/3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater^
12/4 – Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada^
12/5 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater^
12/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre^
12/8 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park^

^ with Destroyer (solo)

1/23 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre&
1/24 – Boston, MA – Royale&
1/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre&
1/26 – Washington D.C. – Lincoln Theatre&
1/27 – Washington D.C. – Lincoln Theatre&
1/29 – Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall#
1/30 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall#
1/31 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall#
2/1 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum#
2/2 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theater#
2/4 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon#
2/5 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall#
2/7 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall#
2/8 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall#
2/9 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater#
2/12 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf#
2/13 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre#
2/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren#

& - with Margaret Glaspy
# - with Kimya Dawson

3/9 – Victoria, AUS – Port Fairy Folk Festival
3/10 – Victoria, AUS – Port Fairy Folk Festival
3/12 – Sydney, AUS – Metro Theatre
3/13 – Melbourne, AUS – Melbourne Recital Centre
3/14 – Melbourne, AUS – Melbourne Recital Centre
3/16 – Katoomba, AUS – Blue Mountains Music Festival
3/17 – Katoomba, AUS – Blue Mountains Music Festival
3/18 – Auckland, New Zealand – Auckland Arts Festival

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