Lykke Li tour machine returns to North America in 2009

As Sara Miller revealed in our Artist of the Week primer on Lykke Li, the Swedish singer landed one of her first North American shows by convincing a New York booking agent that she was a big celebrity in her homeland. It was a sly bit of subterfuge, since practically no one, Swedish or otherwise, had heard her music at the time.

Now, thanks to ear-grabbing singles like "Little Bit" and "Dance Dance Dance," Li is not just a major draw back home, but here in the States as well. Talk about self-fulfilling prophecy.

We're assuming her latest round of North American dates was secured through entirely honest means, so feel free to attend and boogie in good conscience. Still, be warned: if past reports are anything to go by, Li's concerts tend to attract swarms of dipster houchebags, if you catch our meaning. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, etc.

Peruse the complete Lykke Li itinerary (with European and Australian dates) at her MySpace.

North American shows:

31 - Washington, DC @ Sixth and I

2 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4 - Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda
6 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix
7 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
11 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore
12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
13 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
17 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
18 - Dallas, TX @ Granada
19 - Austin, TX @ Antone's

Related links:
Review: Lykke Li - Youth Novels Lykke Li collaborates with Q-Tip at mtvU Woodie Awards
Pitchfork: Santogold joins Kanye/Lykke Li N.A.S.A. track

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