Joanna Newsom Kicks off The String/Keys Incident Tour in Philly

Joanna Newsom returned to the stage on Friday night, supported by a harp, a piano and her voice alone.
The "Peach, Plum, Pear" singer kicked off the highly anticipated tour, dubbed The String/Keys Incident, over the weekend at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
The trek marks Newsom's first outing in nearly three years, and will consist of 21 intimate shows with multi-night residencies throughout cities Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee and San Francisco, coming to a close December 12 in Los Angeles.
Check out some highlights from her opening weekend!
Night One (September 6)
Newsom kicked off her two-night stint at the Kimmel Center with a 15-song setlist, highlighting tracks off Divers, Have One on Me, The Milk-Eyed Mender and Ys.
She opened with "Anecdotes" before getting into songs like "Emily," "Swansea," "Divers," "Have One on Me," "Sapokanikan" and "Baby Birch." After which, she returned to the stage for an encore of "Sawdust & Diamonds."
Joanna Newsom setlist (September 6)
Here's her rendition of "Swansea" from the tour's opening night:

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Joanna Newsom, "Swansea"
Night Two (September 7)
Newsom added "Only Skin," "Leaving the City," "Inflammatory Writ," "In California," "'81," "The Things I Say," "Sadie" and "Cosmia" to her setlist on the second night.
She also played "Monkey & Bear" and "Peach, Plum, Pear" for her encore!
Joanna Newsom setlist (September 7)
Watch her play "Only Skin" and "Sadie" from the show!

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Joanna Newsom, "Only Skin"

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Joanna Newsom, "Sadie"
Newsom continues The String/Keys Incident tonight (September 9) at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio in New York. You can head to Joanna Newsom's website or to Live Nation to get your tickets to one of these intimate performances, and check out her remaining tour dates below!
The String/Keys Incident Tour dates:
09/09 – New York, NY @ El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio
09/10 – New York, NY @ El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio
09/11 – New York, NY @ El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio
09/12 – New York, NY @ El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio
09/13 – New York, NY @ El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio
09/14 – New York, NY @ El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio
09/15 – New York, NY @ El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio
10/07 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/08 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/09 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
10/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
11/22 – Carmel, CA @ Sunset Cultural Center
11/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
11/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
12/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Legion Theater
12/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Legion Theater
12/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Legion Theater
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Last updated: 23 Sep 2019, 08:15 Etc/UTC