kicked off the year with an off-kilter, anxiety-ridden album of originals, Weird—and she’s set to end it with Juliana Hatfield Sings the Police (out Nov. 15 on American Laundromat Records), a follow-up of sorts to last year’s Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John. Next year, she’ll be taking her new material on the road, and today (Oct. 28) she’s announced the first leg of U.S. dates.
Hatfield has released two tracks from her Police covers project so far: “Next to You” and “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.” The record features some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Roxanne” and “Every Breath You Take.” Of her decision to pursue a series of cover albums, she explains the process gives her a necessary breather:
Whenever I make an album of my own songs, at the end I feel so depleted. I feel like I’ve said everything I have to say and will never write another song. But I don’t want to stop making music. That’s when I go and start looking at other people’s stuff … so I can keep working. Recording covers is like a working vacation. It’s fun, and it also informs my own stuff afterwards.
Check out Hatfield’s 2020 tour dates below, but first, watch her 2017 Paste Studio session.
Juliana Hatfield 2020 Tour Dates:
16 – Evanston, Ill. @ S.P.A.C.E.
17 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Hi-Fi
18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement East
19 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Workplay Theater
21 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theatre
22 – Austin, Texas @ 3Ten at ACL Live
24 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom
25 – Pioneertown, Calif. @ Pappy + Harriet’s
27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echoplex
28 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s
30 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
01 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern