Sharon Van Etten Releases New Single “Taking Chances” + Tour Dates

[10 March 2014]

By Scott Recker

Slightly more relaxed and groovy than the biting tracks off 2012’s Tramp, Sharon Van Etten recently dropped “Taking Chances”, the first single off her forthcoming album, Are We There?, due out May 27. Sadly and soulfully, “Taking Chances” doesn’t desert her signature dreamy style, but the song has a slick production quality to it and sharp, yet subtle indie-pop sensibilities. It’s a lot less sparse than usual and quite a bit more atmospheric, which is exciting considering Van Etten is skilled at slight tweaks to her distinct sound. She’ll also be touring extensively throughout the next few months.


TOUR DATES
05/08 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall

05/09 – Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson

05/10 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre

05/11 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space

05/25 – Brussels, BE @ La Botanique

05/28 – Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse

05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival 

06/91 – Koln, DE @ Studio 672

06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub

06/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

06/05 – London, UK @ Koko 
06/11 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival

06/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

06/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

06/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

06/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

06/19 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s

06/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

06/21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In

06/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

06/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

06/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

06/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

06/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

07/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

07/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

07/05 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival

07/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

07/08 – Calgary, AB @ Republik

07/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room

07/14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium

07/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

07/17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin

07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival

07/18 -7/20 — Louisville, KY @ Forecastle
8/5-8/9 — Øyafestivalen @ Oslo, Norway
8/14-17 — Green Man Festival @ Wales, United Kingdom

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/179760-sharon-van-etten-releases-new-single-taking-chances/