Sharon Van Etten Plays Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal on World Tour, Records with the National's Aaron Dessner

Sharon Van Etten Plays Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal on World Tour, Records with the National's Aaron Dessner
Brooklyn, NY songstress Sharon Van Etten ended 2010 on a high note, releasing the well-received sophomore LP Epic in September and touring North America in support of Junip. In 2011, she will be embarking upon a tour of her own, as well as continuing work on a new album, with Aaron Dessner of the National.

Following a handful of U.S. dates this month, Van Etten will head to Europe for a tour with the National. After 13 shows overseas, she will return to this side of the Atlantic and embark upon a lengthy headlining jaunt. This North American trip has three Canadian stops: Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

Although she's been touring non-stop, Van Etten somehow managed to find enough time to record some new material. According to a press release, the songwriter spent has spent her precious free moments "starting to record more intimately heart-wrenching songs in the Brooklyn garage-turned-studio of the National's Aaron Dessner."

There's no word on when Van Etten plans to release her latest material, but she has a brief break in late January through early February, so perhaps she will use that time to continue recording.

Tour dates:

1/8 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
1/19 New Haven, CT - BAR
1/20 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's %
1/21 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center at Ohio State %
1/22 Nashville, TN - The 5 Spot %
2/13 London, UK - Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
2/15 Brussels, Belgium - Forest National *
2/17 Utrecht, Netherlands - Netherlands Cross-Linx Fest
2/18 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Netherlands Cross-Linx Fest
2/19 Groningen, Netherlands - Netherlands Cross-Linx Fest
2/20 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Netherlands Cross-Linx Fest
2/22 Krakow, Poland - Studio *
2/24 Warsaw, Poland - Stodola *
2/25 Berlin, Germany - C-Halle *
2/26 Aarhus, Denmark - SCC *
2/28 Lund, Sweden- Färs & Frosta *
3/1 Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus *
3/3 Helsinki, Finland - The House of Culture *
3/4 Helsinki, Finland - The House of Culture *
3/10 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
3/11 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
3/12 Atlanta, GA - 529
3/17 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/18 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/19 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/22 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture ^
3/23 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room ^
3/24 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar ^
3/25 Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite ^
3/26 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar ^
3/27 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill ^
3/29 Vancouver, BC - Media Club ^
3/30 Portland, OR - Doug Fir ^
4/1 Boise, ID - Neurolux ^
4/2 Salt Lake City, UT - State Room ^
4/3 Denver, CO - Walnut Room ^
4/4 Omaha, NE - Slowdown ^
4/6 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center ^
4/7 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater ^
4/8 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin ^
4/9 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^
4/10 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern ^
4/12 Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel ^
4/13 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo  ^
4/14 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall ^
4/17 Washington, DC - Red Palace ^

# with the War on Drugs, Sebastian Blanck
% with Julianna Barwick
* with the National
^ Little Scream