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St. Vincent Is Coming To Chicago To Blow Our Minds In January, & Tickets Go On Sale Next Week

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 10, 2017 4:42PM

St. Vincent, photo by Nedda Afsari

It's been a pretty wild experience to see Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, transform from a solo balladeer to a multi-media, mind-blowing artist over the last decade. The current incarnation of the artist bars only the slightest resemblance to the mid-day set folkie who once played on of the earlier Pitchfork Music Festivals in Union Park.

By the time 2013's St. Vincent album was released, Clark had turned herself into a premiere songwriter adept at spinning out entrancing lyrics and pairing them with guitars that wormed and burned their charms into new and exciting sonic territories. Much like PJ Harvey before her, Clark decided to warp the stage to her own needs, and used costume and scene dressing in her live sets to further amplify the transformative effects of her music.

Her new album, MASSEDUCTION, is set to raise that bar even higher, with advance reports of its contents edging into more personal territory, while the music has been described as equal parts sonic adventure and pop accessibility.

To promote the new album, Clark is embarking on the Fear The Future Tour, landing in Chicago on Jan. 12, 2018 at The Chicago Theatre. Tickets for the show will range from $29.50-49.50 for reserved seats, and go on sale Friday, Oct. 20 at 10:00 a.m. through, by phone at 800-745-3000 or in person at The Chicago Theatre box office. There will be a strict 4 ticket limit. There will also be a limited fan pre-sale for the show starting Oct. 18 with the password "suspendedinair." Good luck.

We don't know what to expect from the show. Will it be Clark with a full band? Will she perform solo with backing tracks? Will there be acrobatics, aerial acts, and 3-D projections? O.K., that last bit is pretty unlikely. The only thing we know for certain is that every St. Vincent show we've seen has been quite an experience, and this one should prove no different. Clark seems pretty focused on always outdoing her past endeavors, so prepare to be unprepared for what to expect.