Beautiful, bizarre, and brazen sonic seductress and violinist extraordinaire, EMILIE AUTUMN wants you to fight alongside her on next year’s "Fight Like A Girl" tour. Known for her eccentric style and prodigious musical talent (she began reading notes before learning the alphabet and was already playing violin at four years old), Emilie spent her youth playing concert halls throughout the U.S. and Europe as a classical violinist before going mad, landing herself in an insane asylum and emerging as a rock singer with a murderous streak.
Taking its name from the title track and first single of her forthcoming album due out this ? the follow-up to her groundbreaking debut, "Opheliac", the Emilie starts her European tour in Scotland on the 9th March, ending in Manchester on April 14th.
Each show promises to be an experience. With a theatrical thread, a little classical flare, and the right dose of dirty rock 'n' roll attitude, the "Fight Like A Girl" tour will undoubtedly be EMILIE's most memorable run yet. If you're one of her affectionately dubbed "Plague Rats" or among the uninitiated, this is a sexy spectacle that's not to be missed. Beyond her violin virtuosity on stage, she elegantly strikes that effervescent balance between sex, violence, and English literature. Part Broadway, part burlesque, part rock concert, part history lesson, there's nothing quite like it anywhere…
"It's more brutal and bloody," affirms the ringleader with a playful grin. "There's more girl-on-girl action and glitter. The corsets are even tighter. It's become Victorian Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It's a rollercoaster. You're going to feel like you’ve stepped into a dark Disneyland."
That experience is propelled by the autobiographical drama at the heart of EMILIE's intriguing new literary tome, “THE ASYLUM FOR WAYWARD VICTORIAN GIRLS”. Released last year to widespread adoration, elements of the novel's wickedly dark narrative will be brought to life on stage, and they're also encapsulated in her new single and battle cry, "Fight Like A Girl".
FRI 09 GLASGOW, GARAGE
SAT 10 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
SUN 11 BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY
FRI 13 LONDON ELECTRIC BALLROOM
SAT 14 MANCHESTER RITZ
“THE ASYLUM FOR WAYWARD VICTORIAN GIRLS” is available now