[Cover photo credit to Annie France Noel]
Canadian singer-songwriter Lisa LeBlanc has announced a North American tour this December. The tour comes in support of her latest album Chiac Disco (Bonsound), released in 2022. The project is a tribute to the era of Disco and Funk, and to the memory of Lee Hazlewood.
I recently dug up some photos from our last East Coast tour in the US from 2018. I remember during our New York show, there was a record snow storm and the city was a total ghost town with subways canceled and everything. Despite this, about 300 people came and I couldn’t believe my eyes and kept pinching myself that we were playing NYC for a room full of beautiful people. Needless to say, I’m really excited to come see you all again on my upcoming US tour in December!
Alongside the announcement, LeBlanc has unveiled a live performance of the track “Dans l’jus” from last year’s Francos de Montréal music festival held in Downtown Montreal, Quebec. “Dans l’jus” reflects on the “omnipresent burn-out in our society.”
After acquiring experience as an album producer, working with Edith Butler and Jacques Surette, LeBlanc re-emerged in 2022 with her new album Chiac Disco, which she co-Produced with Benoît Morier. Recorded at home, the album showcases the unexpected crossover of disco and chiac, using tones sometimes reminiscent of the sixties and seventies.
The album earned her a spot on the Polaris Short List, as well as the Félix Awards in the categories Album Production of the Year (with Benoît Morier) and Pop Album of the Year.
Lisa LeBlanc Tour Dates:
Dec 5 Boston, MA @ City Winery Boston
Dec 6 New York, NY @ Cafe Wha?
Dec 7 Philadelphia, PA @ 118 North
Dec 8 Washington, DC @ Jammin Java
Dec 12 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Dec 13 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern