El Perro del Mar Announces Tour Dates

El Perro del Mar Announces Tour Dates
Swedish songstress Sarah Assbring, or as she’s better known, El Perro del Mar, will be hitting the road this spring, with several U.S. and, more importantly, Canadian dates in tow. The tour comes in support of her forthcoming full-length, From the Valley to the Stars, the follow-up to her much-praised 2006 debut, set to be released tomorrow in her native Scandinavia via Licking Fingers and in North America April 22 through the Control Group. On tour, El Perro del Mar will also be joined with fellow Swedes Lykke Li and Anna Ternheim.

And while Canucks wanting a physical copy of From the Valley to the Stars have some time to wait still, in a press release Assbring has described what she’s tried to do with number two:

"I wanted to make something as unfashionable as an album in the classic sense of the word — in terms of its composition and the idea of a theme. The theme itself was initially something as simple yet complex as heaven and it led me into a wide and seemingly endless search for a means, a language in which to express myself. Although during this time I was, even though I mostly didn’t realise it, following a certain train of thought — that love, grief and loss, solace and hope, deepest despair and wildest childish euphoria — to the lowest and the highest heights.”

Later on, she translates all this to simply mean "folk music.”

El Perro del Mar tour dates:

2/27 Stockholm, Sweden - Pet Sounds
3/1 Gothenburg, Sweden - Bengans
3/29 Umea, Sweden - Umea Open *
4/3 Trondheim, Norway - Samfundet *
4/4 Bergen, Norway - Hulen *
4/5 Oslo, Norway - Parkteatern *
4/6 Aas, Norway - Samfundet *
4/7 Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia *
4/08 Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega *
4/09 Uppsala, Sweden - Konsert & Kongress *
4/10 Stockholm, Sweden - Sodra Teatern *
4/11 Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet *
4/12 Gothenburg, Sweden - Draken *
4/17 Paris, France - Les Femmes S’en Melent (solo) *
5/6 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *^
5/7 New York, NY - Joe's Pub *^
5/8 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *^
5/9 Boston, MA - Middle East *^
5/10 Montreal, Quebec - Lambi *^
5/11 Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club *^
5/12 Chicago, IL - Schubas *^
5/14 Vancouver, BC - Red Room *^
5/15 Seattle, WA - Triple Door *^
5/16 Portland, OR - Doug Fir *^
5/18 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s *^
5/19 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *^

* with Lykke Li
^ with Anna Ternheim

El Perro del Mar "God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get)”