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Regina Spektor

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Nov 19, 2017 – 8:00 PM

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Born in the Soviet Union, Spektor began studying classical piano when she was six. Her family emigrated in 1989, landing in New York City, where she continued her classical training. Spektor eventually studied composition at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where she graduated with honors. She began writing pop songs in her late teens and made her recorded debut in 2001 with the self-released 11:11, a collection of songs heavily influenced by jazz and blues. Songs followed in 2002 and Soviet Kitsch in 2004.Spektors commercial breakthrough came in 2006 on her fourth LP, Begin to Hope. The gold-certified album included the singles On the Radio, Better and Fidelity, which climbed the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Spektors fifth album, Far released in 2009, and sixth album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats released in 2012, both debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.Spektors songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, Greys Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, The Good Wife and (500) Days of Summer. Spektor played for the Obamas and guests at the White House and performed as part of philanthropic campaigns for Tibet, Doctors Without Borders, and many more. In September 2016 Spektor released her seventh album, Remember Us To Life. The album has received extensive critical praise. Rolling Stone declared that Remember Us To Life wraps underdog storytelling in brilliant songcraft and Esquire described Regina as our generations Joni Mitchell adding that (Spektor) has long made a habit of spinning fictional, winding tales into songs that utilize humor and absurdity for the purpose of pointed social commentary. Her new LP is no different.
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Regina Spektor: Not since Tori Amos has there been such a fiery red-headed piano playing wunderkind. As a progenitor of New York's anti-folk scene, Spektor has led the genre with her piano-pop driven melodies and her hauntingly beautiful upper range vocals. Regina Spektor's concert schedule keeps the busy indie darling on the road throughout the year. Regina Spektor tour dates are currently scheduled throughout 2011.

A native of Moscow, Spektor and her family immigrated to the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union when she was only nine years old. They transplanted themselves into the ever vibrant New York City where Spektor honed her already present classical piano skills. Spektor ditched her cherished piano in Russia for the eclectic punk and hip-hop styles of Brooklyn. Ultimately, she found a way to incorporate all of her musical passions. After graduating from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, Spektor returned to New York and performed in East Village venues during the anti-folk movement. Spektor issued her first two discs 11:11 in 2001 and Songs in 2002 before signing a deal with Sire Records in 2003.

She released her major label debut Soviet Kitsch in 2003 which reflected the everlasting influence of her heritage. Regina Spektor tour dates were scheduled alongside The Strokes during their Room on Fire tour in 2004. Additional Regina Spektor concert dates were scheduled on Kings of Leon's European tour as the opening act. The exposure on high-profile tours certainly paid off for Regina who released her fourth album Begin to Hope in 2006. It became her first album to chart on the Billboard 200 where it peaked at #70. The album was eventually certified gold and ranked at #21 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the best albums of the year. The single "Fidelity" was featured in several movies and TV shows such as CSI:NY and Criminal Minds. Regina Spektor tour dates were booked on her first headliner where she played to sold out shows.

Regina Spektor's concert schedule also included appearances at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and Virgin Festival in 2007. Spektor returned in 2009 with her most recent studio album Far. The album is her most critically acclaimed to-date and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 to become a commercial success as well. Regina Spektor's piano-driven melodies are heightened by her conscious lyrics which at times are hopeful and melancholy. Regina Spektor tour dates were scheduled nationally to support the album. Additional Regina Spektor concert dates were booked at a series of performances in London's Hyde Park and throughout Europe in 2009. She released a live album Live in London which featured her hair raising show at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in 2010.

Regina Spektor's music is pop-folk, unconventional, yet very much aligned with what we want to hear. Her music features the contentious battle between happiness and sorrow and her lyrics get into our core and make us think. Her multifarious sound will visit international venues and festivals this 2011. Regina Spektor tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Use Eventful as your source for the Regina Spektor concert schedule.

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