La Roux will be hitting the road next month with Far East Movement and Francis and the Lights. The trek kicks off November 1st in Ft. Lauderdale, wrapping up November 17th in New York City.
La Roux Tour Dates (with Francis and the Lights)
11/1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/2 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
11/4 Tampa, FL – Ritz
11/5 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/7 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live (w/ Far East Movement)
11/9 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero (w/ Far East Movement)
11/10 Washington, DC 0 9:30 Club (w/ Far East Movement)
11/12 Providence, RI – Lupos
11/13 Hartford, Conn – Webster Hall
11/15 Boston, MA – House Of Blues (w/ Far East Movement)
11/17 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (w/ Far East Movement)
La Roux visited ‘Good Morning America’ in New York City on Wednesday (June 9). Elly Jackson talked about how it felt good to be the next British pop sensation, how winning over America was a bit of a dream, being a big Michael Jackson fan from an early age, having a soft spot for George Michael, and lots of mousse and strange powder helps her to achieve her unusual hairstyle. Watch the interview below.
La Roux singer Elly Jackson was seen leaving BBC’s Maida Vale studios in London, England on January 29th after performing a 6 Music Live set with Heaven 17. Listen to a replay of the show at bbc.co.uk.
Note: The image provided by Bauer Griffin has since been removed.
Elly Jackson of La Roux checked in with fans on the duo’s blog at MySpace (@larouxuk) on Tuesday (October 20), talking about some canceled shows. The singer writes:
As some of you may know I have had to cancel a few things recently because I lost my voice. I now have a viral infection and am under doctor’s orders to rest my voice for a few days. I’ve been trying to soldier on but after my gig in LA last night it’s really sore. I am having to cancel Chicago… :( I’m really really sorry. We are now adding a Chicago date to our next US tour and I really hope you can all come. We’ll next be in town on the 1st Feb. elly xx
Elly Jackson of La Roux checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@larouxuk) on Wednesday (October 7), apologizing for canceling her show on Monday at Botanic Park in Adelaide, Australia. Elly writes:
To everyone that came to see us at Parklife Adelaide,
I’m so so sorry that we had to cancel the show. I got really sick in Sydney and couldn’t make it to the last stop on the tour. Had a temperature, a sore throat, the lot. We’d had such a great time in Australia and it was such a crappy way to have to end it. I’m really sorry if we disappointed anyone. We’ll come and see you next time we’re down under.
lots of love from elly
Elly Jackson of La Roux checked in with fans on the group’s blog at MySpace (@larouxuk) on Wednesday (September 23), reacting to Lily Allen’s blog on illegal file sharing of music and its impact on the recording industry. Jackson writes:
I’m not sure that many people understand that when you sign a record deal, you are effectively in debt to your record company for that amount. It all has to be paid back. As the artist, you also pay for all overheads out of your own pocket. That includes all tour costs, recording costs, marketing costs and the wages of any musicians and crew you employ. Not cheap. The idea is that over time, you will make enough money in record and ticket sales to do this. But it is becoming more and more difficult for new artists to get out of debt when people think that stealing their music is ok.
Absolute Radio’s Sarah Champion talks to a very colorful Elly Jackson of La Roux on the red carpet at the Mercury Prize 2009. They talk about getting nervous, how her outfit had just been tailored, who she would like to see win the award if it wasn’t her, if it’s more nerve wracking performing before her peers, and her song of the decade. The winner was Speech Debelle for her album ‘Speech Therapy’. Watch the chat via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
La Roux performed ‘Bulletproof’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in Hollywood on Thursday (July 23). Watch it at kiwi.kz.
Vertigo TV 23 features an interview with La Roux’s Elly Jackson and music video clips from Amy Macdonald, Selig and The Killers. Jackson performed a bit of ‘Quicksand’ acoustic and talked about their album being about love, her motto to be silly and what’s in her makeup bag. Watch the webisode below.
British synth-pop sensation La Roux are set to hit the shores of North America for a slew of performances this summer. The self-titled debut full-length release from Elly Jackson and producer co-hort Ben Langmaid will be released in October on Cherrytree Records in the US.
07/22/09 San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
07/24/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
07/27/09 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
07/28/09 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
07/31/09 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
08/01/09 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/02/09 New York, NY @ All Points West Festival
08/06/09 Washington, DC @ Town
08/07/09 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza