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Dessa will play Current Session at the Fitz on June 22, First Avenue June 29

by Andrea Swensson

April 10, 2013


It's Dessa week. Hot on the heels of yesterday's album announcement and the debut of her first single, "Warsaw," comes news today that Dessa will perform at the Fitzgerald Theater on June 22 as part of the Current Sessions at the Fitz™ series, just three days before her new album Parts of Speech drops.

The Current Sessions gig is expected to be a "dramatic" show, and Dessa says she will play off the elegance of the room and the space's theatrical resources to create a unique show. For those who saw Dessa's Castor, The Twin album-release show at the Fitz back in 2011, it sounds like this event will similarly combine her talent for narrative storytelling and oration with live performance. It should be the ideal setting for observing the chemistry between her and her masterful backing band (Dustin Kiel, Sean McPherson, Joey Van Phillips, and Aby Wolf), and this performance will also feature special guests Becca Arons (of the Minnesota Opera) and Atlanta-based artist Nick Takénobu Ogawa.

The following Saturday, June 29, Dessa will play an album-release show at First Avenue, also backed by her quartet. Openers for the First Avenue show will be announced at a later date.

Tickets and general information:

The Current Sessions at the Fitz: Dessa

Celebrating the new album Parts of Speech

Saturday, June 22, 2013 8:00PM

The Fitzgerald Theater

Tickets go on sale to Minnesota Public Radio Members starting at noon on Wednesday, April 10. General public can purchase tickets starting at noon on Thursday, April 11. All tickets are reserved seating and are available for $26.00.

Members of Minnesota Public Radio may also order tickets by calling the Fitzgerald box office during regular business hours at 651-290-1200 (noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday). For more information visit the Fitzgerald Theater website.

Tickets for the First Avenue show will also be available in a presale on Wed, Apr 10th for MPR Members with the password: “MPRMember” and using this link.


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