Julia Holter news – new video and live tour dates

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“Les Jeux To You” video still

Check out Julia Holter‘s latest video ‘Les Jeux To You” from her current album “Aviary”. According to Holter, “it’s about a seeking for compassion and humility in a world where it feels like empathy is always being tested.” 

Directed by Geneva Jacuzzi, Geneva said of the process: 

“After I heard ‘Les Jeux to You,’ images from Fando Y Lis, a film that has always haunted me, flooded my mind and I knew we had to reimagine it. Set in a dystopian future past, the two lovers escape to a mythical city and along the way are confronted with both terrifying figures of the unconscious and joyful memories of the past that accelerate a descent into madness. As a female artist, I felt the need to explore the anima of this myth and reinscribe the imagery as a mode of empowerment of the feminine directorial gaze.

I knew it would be a challenge because it is a controversial film, but it was particularly unsettling to read the recent allegations against its director Alejandro Jodorowsky shortly after we made the video. It made me think more about the project and ultimately reinforced my original intention of reframing the work as a complex and nuanced take on the psychology of self-destructive relationships.

There is a mysterious essence to this story, a sort of psycho-spiritual unravelling that I connect to the surrealist poetry of Julia’s lyrics and music.”


She also stars her North American tour with the 6-piece Aviary band. Additionally she has announced new live dates for UK and Europe including Primavera, Field Day and Roskilde festivals including headline shows.

Upcoming live dates

Feb 19 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC Tickets *

Feb 20 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia Tickets *

Feb 22 – Warsaw, New York Tickets *

Feb 23 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston Tickets *

Feb 24 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal Tickets *

Feb 26 – The Great Hall, Toronto Tickets *

Feb 27 – El Club, Detroit Tickets *

Feb 28 – Thalia Hall, Chicago Tickets *

Mar 1 – Turf Club, St. Paul Tickets *

Mar 4 – Imperial, Vancouver Tickets ^

Mar 5 – Doug Fir, Portland Tickets ^

Mar 6 – Neumos, Seattle Tickets ^

Mar 8 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Tickets ^

Mar 9 – Lodge Room, Los Angeles Tickets ^

Mar 10 – The Loft, San Diego State University, San Diego Tickets ^

* Support from Jessica Moss

^ Support from Tess Roby

May 27 – Centro Cultural Villa Flor, Guimaraes Tickets

May 28 – Teatro Municipal de Guarda, Garda Tickets

May 29 – Capitólio, Lisbon Tickets

May 31 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona Tickets

June 2 – Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek Tickets

June 3 – The Old Market, Brighton Tickets

June 4 – Glee Club, Birmingham Tickets

June 7 – Field Day Festival, London Tickets

June 8 – Vilette Sonique, Paris Tickets

June 9 – Rotondes, Luxembourg Tickets

June 12 – Bergen Festival, Bergen Tickets

June 13 – Piknik I Parken, Oslo Tickets

June 16 – Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg Tickets

June 17 – Manufaktur, Schörndorf Tickets

June 20 – Rosengarten, Linz Tickets

June 21 – WUK, Vienna Tickets

June 23 – Magnolia, Milan Tickets

June 24 – Cortile Castello Estense, Ferrara Tickets

June 25 – Kaufleuten, Zurich Tickets

June 26 – Südpol, Lucerne Tickets

June 29 – Halfway Festival, Bialystok Tickets

July 4 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde Tickets


-source shared from press release