Kara Jackson Preps First U.S. Headlining Tour

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Kara Jackson - Credit: Ashleigh Dye*
Kara Jackson - Credit: Ashleigh Dye*

Nearly a year after she dropped the excellent Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love?, Kara Jackson has announced a spring tour.

The trek, which kicks off in Jackson’s home state of Illinois on April 25, marks the singer-songwriter’s first U.S. headlining tour. She’ll head along the West Coast before hitting Songbyrd in Washington DC on May 12, followed by stops in New York and Philadelphia. The tour is set to conclude in Atlanta on May 21. Tickets go on sale Friday local time.

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Jackson, a former National Youth Poet Laureate, released Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? on the label in September. It landed at No. 8 on Rolling Stone‘s 40 Best Indie-Rock Albums of 2023 and was discussed on a recent episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast.

“The name of the album is a real question: Literally, why are we put on this Earth just to love each other?” Jackson told Pitchfork last year. “It’s just a really hard thing. But I’m so lucky to have the people that I have, and to have loved them as hard as I have.”

Kara Jackson Tour Dates
April 25 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School Of Folk Music
May 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
May 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord
May 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
May 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Block Party
May 12 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
May 16 – New York, NY @ Public Records
May 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 20 – Nashville, TN @ The Blue Room at 3rd Man
May 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory At The Masquerade


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