Fiona Apple Confirms Release Date, Tracklist, Artwork For 'The Idler Wheel,' Summer Tour Dates

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Fiona Apple Announces N American Tour, Confirms Artwork and Tracklisting for The Idler Wheel Video

Fiona Apple has confirmed her new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You MoreThan Ropes Ever Do will be released June 19 and revealed artwork and the tracklisting for the 10-track album (it should be noted some outlets are reporting a date of June 26 but MTV News claims confirmation from Epic the album will drop 6/19). She has also announced a full-scale North American tour, expanding the handful of dates she recently played which included a stop at SXSW.

Let's start with the tour dates because guess what, kids? She's going to play God's favorite room: Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on July 13. I've never seen Ms. Apple and this opportunity may be too tempting to pass up as she tours even less frequently than she releases album (her last album came out in 2005). The Nashville stop comes in the middle of a 27-date run that begins in June and runs through the end of July.

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You MoreThan Ropes Ever Do ArtworkLooking now to the album, we have a 10-track set and their titles but not much else. We don't know who produced it, who played on it, what the first single will be, or when it will be released. We do have cover art for it, though, and we do have a couple performances of these new songs from SXSW to give us a hint of what might be in store for us when the album arrives in two months.

Here is the complete tracklisting for  The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Ever Do:

  1. "Every Single Night"
  2. "Daredevil"
  3. "Valentine"
  4. "Jonathan"
  5. "Left Alone"
  6. "Werewolf"
  7. "Periphery"
  8. "Regret"
  9. "Anything We Want"
  10. "Hot Knife"

Here are 2012 N. American Tour Dates for The Idler Wheel:

  • 19-Jun -- Ithaca, NY  -- State Theatre -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 20-Jun -- Baltimore, MD  -- Lyric Opera House -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 22-Jun -- Mashantucket, CT  -- MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 23-Jun -- Holyoke, MA  -- Mountain Park -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 24-Jun -- New York NY ny  -- The Governors Ball - Randall's Island -- buy
  • 26-Jun -- Washington, DC  -- Warner Theatre -- (On Sale Date:4/13 10AM)
  • 27-Jun -- Upper Darby, PA  -- Tower Theatre -- (On Sale Date:4/13 10AM)
  • 29-Jun -- Danbury, CT  -- Ives Concert Park -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 30-Jun -- Boston, MA  -- Citi Performing Arts Center -- (On Sale Date: 4/14 10AM)
  • 1-Jul -- Portland, ME  -- State Theatre -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 3-Jul -- Montreal, QC  -- Olympia Theatre -- (On Sale Date: 4/21 12PM)
  • 4-Jul -- Toronto, ON  -- The Sound Academy -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 6-Jul -- Cleveland Heights, OH  -- Cain Park -- (On Sale Date: 4/21 10AM)
  • 7-Jul -- Detroit, MI  -- The Fillmore Detroit -- (On Sale Date: 4/27 10AM)
  • 10-Jul -- Chicago, IL  -- Chicago Theatre -- (On Sale Date: 4/21 10AM)
  • 11-Jul -- Indianapolis, IN  -- Murat Theatre -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 13-Jul -- Nashville, TN  -- Ryman Auditorium -- (On Sale Date: 4/21 10AM)
  • 14-Jul -- St. Louis, MO  -- Peabody Opera House -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 16-Jul -- Minneapolis, MN  -- Orpheum Theatre -- (On Sale Date: 4/14 12PM)
  • 17-Jul -- Kansas City, MO  -- The Midland by AMC -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 20-Jul -- Denver, CO  -- Paramount Theatre -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 21-Jul -- Salt Lake City, UT  -- Kingsbury Hall - University of Utah -- (On Sale Date: 4/21 10AM)
  • 24-Jul -- Vancouver, BC  -- Orpheum -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 25-Jul -- Seattle, WA  -- Paramount Theatre -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 26-Jul -- Portland, OR  -- Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall -- (On Sale Date: 4/20 10AM)
  • 28-Jul -- Oakland, CA  -- Fox Theater -- (On Sale Date: 4/15 10AM)
  • 29-Jul -- Hollywood, CA  -- Hollywood Palladium -- (On Sale Date: 4/27 10AM)
  • Here are videos of Fiona performing "Every Single Night" and "Anything We Want" from The Idler Wheel at SXSW:

    "Every Single Night":

    "Anything We Want":