Ariane Moffatt Announces Western Dates
ARIANE MOFFATT TOURS THE WEST THIS FEBRUARY
LATEST EP MA REMIX IN STORES NOW.
Ariane Moffatt has had a sensational year since the release of her critically acclaimed, Polaris long-listed MA album earlier this year. The Quebec-based songstress topped the Canadian charts (#1 on iTunes, #2 Billboard) as well made Jian Ghomeshi’s CBC Q Top 20 albums of the year. This past fall, Ariane released MA Remix, a collaboration with Montreal DJ/producer Poirier. The stunning collection features some of the biggest names in Electronica – Dubbel Dutch, Nautiluss, Bonjay, Plaster as well as remixes from Poirier and Moffatt herself. Says Poirier of the collaboration, “Ariane first approached me to rework the track “Too Late,” a steel drum-heavy track she thought would resonate with my Soca and Dancehall explorations. From there, the project took on a life of its own and she asked me to take the lead on the EP, giving me carte blanche to see it through. Ariane was very inspired by the whole process and wanted to try her hand at writing using more electronic sounds,” suggests Poirier, “the result is a cohesive, dynamic record, one which certainly compliments the original, while standing on its own as an independent recording. My mission was to do something that would attract people who may not know Ariane as an artist, while at the same time appealing to her hard core fans – giving them something deeper. We are very happy with the results.”
After an incredibly busy touring year, featuring shows at Webster Hall in NYC and two full European tours, Ariane will be making her way to the western coast of Canada this February with a stop in Toronto at the Rivoli en route. This will be her first run of dates out west since the release of both MA and MA Remix.
Stay tuned for Ariane’s new video for “Hôtel Amour” coming in February. In the meantime, in case you missed it, here’s the video for “Too Late” released late last year.
ARIANE MOFFATT TOUR DATES
February 9th, 2013 – Toronto – The Rivoli http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4827775
February 21st, 2013 – Saskatoon – Amigos Cantina http://www.ticketedge.ca/index.php?page=EventDetail&id=1945
February 22nd, 2013 – Calgary – Cité des Rocheuses http://www.citedesrocheuses.com/fr/spectacles/spectacles-a-venir/91-concert-dariane-moffatt
February 23rd, 2013 – Edmonton – Paramount Theatre http://www.theparamounttheatre.ca/
February 25th, 2013 – Kelowna – Streaming Café http://streamingcafe.net/
February 26th, 2013 – Vancouver – Media Club http://www.themediaclub.ca/shows/tuesday-february-26
For more information: arianemoffatt.com
Reviews for MA / MA REMIX
“…a real winner in hard with her first bilingual album” – TORONTO STAR
…a new direction for the bilingual artist, incorporating a harder electro-pop sound and some of her best songwriting and melodies to date.” – AUX
“…she takes a hell of a run at it.” – 4/5 Review – MONTREAL GAZETTE
“Quebec’s reigning queen of electro-pop” // “…her latest album, ‘Ma,’ mixing stomping percussion with sexy electro-pop, almost giving artists like Robyn a run for their money.” – SPINNER
“All six remixes are successful and engaging reinventions of Moffat’s original tracks and she did well to trust Poirier to find the right producers for the job.” – EXCLAIM!
“The Dubble Dutch version of “Hôtel Amour” furthers the introspective, another vibes of Moffat’s original…stripped of the electro-leaning elements, [Dubbel Dutch’s] remix is driven by light, airy chops of Moffatt’s vocals and half-time-leaning breakbeat.” – XLR8R