Lady Sovereign pieces together U.S. tour

Lady Sovereign sure is making up for her 18 month absence from the music world. Fresh off news of her brand new studio album, Jigsaw (April 7th via EMI), the acclaimed British hip-hopper has announced plans for a month-long North American tour. Following her upcoming appearance at South by Southwest, Lady Sovereign will kick off what is currently a 19-date endeavor – though I doubt I’m the only one thinking a late addition to Sasquatch!.

Speaking of her 18 month absence, Sovereign recently divulged the reasoning for it in an interview with

“I was mad depressed. There was times where I didn’t wanna be here anymore…It got that deep. I felt really lonely as well. I just needed to see if taking the time off, if I wanted to do this anymore — make music and stuff. I realized I did, and I always knew that. I just needed to clear my head a bit.”

The S-O-V said her constant busy schedule, booked up touring calendar, and the overall pressures of grinding as a new artist got the best of her. In the end, it was hard for the now 23-year-old rapper to maintain relationships with both friends and family, which was one of the reasons for her long break.

Ahead of the release, Lady Sovereign recently unveiled the albums second single, “So Human”. Check out both the song and the tour dates below.

Lady Sovereign 2009 Tour Dates:
03/13 – London, UK @ Double Club
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Redbull Party)
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Biz 3 Showcase)
03/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Rolling Stone Party)
03/27 – Manchester, UK @ Sankeys
05/01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
05/02 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
05/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
05/04 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
05/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Sanctuary
05/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
05/12 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
05/14 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar
05/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Line Music Cafe
05/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
05/21 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
05/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s On Richards
05/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
05/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
05/28 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
07/11 – Leipzig, DE @ Splash Festival
08/10 – Cannes, FR @ Pantiero Festival
08/20 – Boheima, CZ @ Hip Hop Kemp Festival


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