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Fiona Apple Announces Short Post-SXSW Tour

Hey, six dates is better than no dates, right?

Fiona Apple’s career is finally back on. Following the announcement of her upcoming appearance at SXSW, the singer has confirmed via her Facebook fan page a short, six-date East Coast run post-SXSW, hopefully to coincide with the eventual release of her embattled new record (her first since 2005’s Extraordinary Machine). The tour is pretty brief and pretty clustered near NYC, but we’re hoping these dates are just the beginning of a colorful, head-rearing, Fiona-filled 2012.

No release date for the record has yet been set, but folks at her label, Epic, fervently assure everyone that it’ll be soon. Er, spring maybe? Well, this year for sure, anyway. 

Per Twentyfourbit, tickets go on sale for Flavorpill subscribers on Thursday (February 23) from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. EST; the sale goes to the public at noon on Friday.

Fiona Apple 2012 Spring Tour Dates:
March 19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
March 21 – Washington D.C. @ TBA
March 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ TBA
March 26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
March 27 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston

Watch Fiona perform "Fast As You Can" at one of her most recent performances, in August 2011 in Los Angeles with Jon Brion: