Israeli singer/songwriter Ninet Tayeb is gearing up for her very first tour in the U.S. next week. Heralded by NPR, Paste Magazine, Rolling Stone, and many more for her solo performance at SXSW as well as her involvement with Porcupine Tree – Ninet is no stranger to the states and has made L.A. her home base for the release of her forthcoming album Paper Parachute. The full-length (which includes singles “Subservient”, “Superstar”, and “Child”) will be available for purchase on February 3, 2017. The tour in support of the record will kick off in Portland, OR on Tuesday 1/24 and wrap up in Washington, D.C. on Monday 2/13. For more details, please visit: http://www.ninetayeb.com.
U.S. TOUR DATES
1/24 – Portland, OR – Kelly’s Olympian
1/25 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
1/26 – San Francisco, CA – Boom Boom Room
2/6 – Somerville, MA – Thunder Road
2/9 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
2/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
In her native Israel, Ninet Tayeb is more than a household name — the acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress is arguably the biggest entertainment figure in the country. But the road here — on the verge of her fifth album, which will be the first to be released in the U.S. — has been anything but comfortable and straightforward. Even a cursory listen to these new songs reveals an artist with deep resilience, fierce determination, and disarming vulnerability. Along with an unflinching vision of her own path, those are traits that have allowed Ninet to emerge as the wild and free voice you hear on this record.
As incongruent as it seems today, over a decade ago the aspiring artist first found success by winning “Israeli Idol”, launching her to instant fame. Her debut album took less than a day to go platinum and yielded five #1 singles, not to mention a long-running TV series (which she starred in) based on her life.
Her acting career took off; she delivered an electrifying performance in the movie “The Assassin Next Door” and was nominated for Best Actress in the 2010 Israeli Theatre Awards. On her second album Communicative, she turned inward and deeply explored her musical identity — to influences like Jeff Buckley and P.J. Harvey. Public reaction was immediate and harsh. She was pelted with objects at her album launch show. She played to almost no one on the subsequent tour. That night was a turning point. Ninet stayed on that stage — both figuratively and literally. Slowly but surely, people listened. More than that, they responded — turning Ninet into Israel’s favorite artist and a two-time winner of Israel’s “Favorite Music Act” at MTV Europe’s Music Awards