Latest Suzanne Vega Newsletter – November 17, 2014

November 20, 2014

Hi everybody

Well we just finished 4 sold out shows in 2 nights at Joe’s Pub in New York City.
Whew! I saw a lot of people I hadn’t seen in a while! It was a great occasion. Thanks to all who came out.

It was particularly special because my daughter Ruby joined us on the first night before her trip to Peru:

Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist from the New York Times proved himself a real fan with two more blogs about the show!
Here the one before:
Friday Night Music: Suzanne Vega, I Never Wear White By PAUL KRUGMANAnd the one after:
Suzanne Vega Saturday (Personal) By PAUL KRUGMAN

Also last week we caught up with John Schaefer at WNYC for his show Soundcheck. We were shocked to find out that Gerry and I were his final broadcast of the show as now they are going digital!
Here’s the link:
Suzanne Vega: An Idiosyncratic Songwriter Returns

Finally there is an insightful review of the new album Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles by long-time Undertower Bruce Miyashita right here:
Suzanne Vega’s “Queen:” Her Best Album Yet

We are touring for one more week only! Last blast through the USA. Playing in Platteville Wisconsin, Mpls Minnesota, Evanston IL, and Saugatuck MI! All this week. Then a few months off for the holidays! So come on out.
Here’s the link for info:

Wishing you warmth,


Notes from the Road August 2014

August 11, 2014
Notes from the Road August 2014

Well we have just finished the tour! Sorry I haven’t written more, but things got hectic with a couple of medical emergencies, one of which landed our backline technician, Mark Dyde, in the hospital in Rome. He is doing well though and now is back home.

High points of this tour included opening for Bob Dylan (again!) in Finland and sharing a bill with Joan As Police Woman and Cat Power in Rome! That night was a lot of fun, as you can see here! It was also great adding Doug Yowell to the bill.
In Rome with Cat Power, Rita our promoter and Joan As Police Woman.
The European tour just ended, but the Close-up Series box set is coming out the next week. You can preorder here:

Some stores have sold out already so don’t forget to get one as these are very limited availability.The tour is continuing in the fall in the U.S. and elsewhere, so don’t forget to check for dates and see if I’m coming near you!

Here’s what Bono said about one of the new songs:
“‘I Never Wear White’ has all the violence of a punk rock band and yet delivered so delicately, so deft, a velvet punch! … A marvelous song writer… sublime.” – Bono
And if course you can buy the new album here.
BUY Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles
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