Zola Jesus to support Fever Ray on 2010 European tour

We can announce that Zola Jesus will be supporting Fever Ray in London, Paris and Glasgow on the September 2010 European tour.

Zola Jesus is the endeavor of a solitary girl named Nika Roza Danilova to simultaneously combat and invoke the approaching apocalypse using the only weapon she has; her voice. After a decade of opera training and a musical awakening involving such varied inspiration as Billboard bubblegum, classical aria’s, no wave, avant industrial, she was able to thread her influences into a sound uniquely her own.

Zola Jesus

Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin this 21 year old vocalist is part of a new crop of US underground acts updating the gothic-rock aesthetic and she’s causing quite a stir on both sides of the Atlantic.  According to The Guardian, she makes “huge, heart-wrenching songs powered forth on epic synth and crashing war drums”, and ‘Pitchfork describes her music as both “bruising” and “beautiful”.

Zola Jesus’ debut full length ‘The Spoils’ made dozens of year-end lists in 2009, and her new 6-track EP ‘Stridulum’ is seeing praise flow in from The New York Times to AOL to The Guardian (“an amazing record”).  Fans and critics alike weren’t quite prepared for the massive pop-ness of her new EP on Sacred Bones. Recording her vocals for the first time with professional instruments, Nika’s voice is brought to the powerful forefront of the mix unleashing the full range of emotions that had only been hinted at in her previous work. No longer just the doomsday soothsayer, Nika refines her soulful psalms creating songs equally nurturing as foreboding.

Zola Jesus is positively ecstatic to be making her UK live debut opening for Fever Ray this September.

Fever Ray’s September tour dates are as follows:

6th Sep Glasgow O2 ABC (support from Zola Jesus) Buy Tickets
8th Sep Brixton Academy, London (support from Zola Jesus) Buy Tickets
9th Sep La Cigale, Paris (support from Zola Jesus) Buy Tickets
10th Sep Berlin Festival
11-13 Sep Bestival, Isle of Wight