Neko Case, the much-celebrated and critically acclaimed Anti- recording artist, is scheduled to make her inaugural performance on November 16th at the world famous Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Frank Gehry-designed home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The evening before her debut, Case is set to perform a concert to benefit the organization No More Deaths on November 15th in Tucson, AZ.
On the back of an extraordinarily busy year, which included recording with indie group The New Pornographers, and touring with Rufus Wainwright, Neko Case will be showcasing her “majestically outsized voice” (Spin) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Known worldwide as one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert venues, Disney Hall will provide the perfect environment in which to showcase Neko’s thrillingly intimate live show and transcendent vocal performance, called by Time Magazine, “a voice that lingers like a train whistle. Undeniably haunting and catchy.”
No More Deaths is a grassroots organization of concerned individuals, faith-based communities and human rights activists working in Southern Arizona and across the border to address the suffering and deaths of border crossers, attempting to illuminate and rectify problems in the US border policy. Through direct humanitarian assistance to migrants, research, networking, education and awareness-building, No More Deaths seeks to put an end to the deaths – of which there have been more than 2000 since 1998 – of men, women and children attempting to enter the United States through the Sonoran Desert.
November 2007 will also see the re-release of Neko’s widely lauded Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Originally released in spring 2006, and called “eerie, irresistible and strangely humorous all at once” (USA Today), and “her finest album” (Entertainment Weekly), the enhanced version of Fox Confessor will contain four songs from earlier works, and a previously unreleased demo version of “Behind the House.” In addition, November 6th will also mark the re-release of Neko’s 2002’s Blacklisted, called “a rare record from an extraordinary artist, and one of the year’s best” by the Austin Chronicle, and 2000’s Furnace Room Lullaby, which “marries tough, twangy rock with wild, unguarded emotion” (Amazon.com).