CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, FOUR-TIME GRAMMY NOMINATED DEBUT ALBUM WALK THROUGH FIRE IS OUT NOW

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“Breaking the country stereotype of mournful white guys strumming guitars”
“Yola Becomes the Voice of 2019”
“The work of an artist sure to stun audiences for years to come.”
“Her rich alto fits in seamlessly alongside the slide guitars, jangling piano and lush arrangements”
“No longer in the background, this British firebrand is ready to sing her own song”
“One of 2019’s Best Musical Breakouts”

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Queen of country-soul Yola today received four nominations at the 62nd Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and three nominations in the Roots category including Best American Roots Song, Best American Roots Performance (for “Faraway Look”) and Best Americana Album for her debut Dan Auerbach-produced album, Walk Through Fire. Auerbach also received a nomination for Producer Of The Year for his work on albums including Walk Through Fire. The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Yola stated, “To be nominated for four awards in the 10th month of my debut year is beyond a dream come true. Thank you to my incredible team and everyone who has supported and believed in me along the way. Great to see such incredible talent nominated alongside me. I’m truly honoured to be in the category with every artist nominated – see you in January! ”

The album, which was released in February 2019 to tremendous critical acclaim received support from tastemakers from the New York Times to NPR, which stated the record was “the work of an artist sure to stun audiences for years to come.” Variety called the album, “One of 2019’s Best Musical Breakouts,” while Rolling Stone called Yola “an artist you need to know” and “the voice of 2019.”

Fans also include Elton John, who praised Yola in a special edition of his Rocket Hour radio show on Beats, when he was joined by Yola’s fellow Highwoman Brandi Carlile. John said, “If you haven’t heard of Yola… go and see her… you’ll be delighted at what you hear.”

Yola toured the US extensively in 2019, from the Hollywood Bowl to Newport Folk Festival, SXSW, and Farm Aid. She recently performed at Nashville’s Bridgestone arena, opening for Kacey Musgraves alongside Maggie Rogers, with a special appearance from Harry Styles. Additionally, Yola has performed with The Highwomen and Dolly Parton. She will close the year with a handful of performances, including Holiday Cheer for FUV with Mavis Staples and Nathaniel Rateliff at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on December 10 and two New Year’s performances with Old Crow Medicine Show at the Ryman in Nashville.

Yola’s Walk Through Fire continuing World Tour will see the queen of country-soul perform shows across the US, Canada, and Europe. Next year’s dates include Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, Indianapolis’s Hi-Fi, Austin’s Scoot Inn, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, and two nights at the Troubadour in LA; additional shows will be announced shortly. All dates are on sale now. Amythyst Kiah is confirmed to support on various dates of the US run. (Full details available at iamyola.com and below.)

In addition to her Walk Through Fire tour, Yola will perform at Brandi Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend and will open for Chris Stapleton on his An Outlaw State of Kind Benefit alongside Willy Nelson and Sheryl Crow. Yola will also perform with Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson on March 14 at Globe Life Field.

YOLA TOUR DATES 2019-20

NOV 03 SUN -Leeds, United Kingdom, O2 Academy Leeds (with Greta Van Fleet)
NOV 04 MON – Dublin, Ireland, Olympia Theatre (with GVF)
NOV 06 WED – Glasgow, United Kingdom, O2 Academy Glasgow (with GVF)
NOV 07 THR – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, O2 Academy Newcastle (with GVF)
NOV 09 SAT – Liverpool, United Kingdom, Mountford Hall (with GVF)
NOV 10 SUN – Nottingham, United Kingdom, Rock City (with GVF)
NOV 12 TUE – Amsterdam, Netherlands, AFAS Live (with GVF)
NOV 13 WED – Paris, France, Zénith de Paris (with GVF)
NOV 15 FRI – Antwerp, Belgium, Lotto Arena (with GVF)
NOV 16 SAT – Berlin, Germany, Musik & Frieden
NOV 17 SUN – Hamburg, Germany, HÄKKEN
NOV 18 MON – Frederiksberg, Denmark, KB Hallen (with GVF)
NOV 20 WED – Cologne, Germany, Palladium Cologne (with GVF)
NOV 21 THR – München, Germany, Zenith (with GVF)
NOV 22 FRI – Milano, Italy, Santeria Toscana 31
NOV 24 SUN – Milan, Italy, Alcatraz (with GVF)
NOV 26 TUE – Barcelona, Spain, Sant Jordi Club (with GVF)
NOV 28 THR – Paris, France, Café de la Danse
NOV 30 SAT – Glasgow, United Kingdom, Òran Mór (with GVF)

DEC 01 SUN – Dublin, Ireland, Olympia Theatre
DEC 03 TUE – Manchester, United Kingdom, Gorilla
DEC 04 WED – London, United Kingdom, Islington Assembly Hall
DEC 10 TUE – WFUV Holiday Show @ The Beacon, NY
DEC 11 WED – Garcia’s, Port Chester, NY, United States
DEC 30 MON – The Ryman w/ Old Crow Medicine Show, Nashville
DEC 31 TUE – The Ryman w/ Old Crow Medicine Show, Nashville

JAN 7, 2020 TUE- The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
JAN 8, 2020 WED – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
JAN 10, 2020 FRI – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Jan 11, 2020 SAT – World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA*
JAN 12, 2020 SUN – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON,
JAN 14, 2020 TUE – SPACE, Evanston, IL
JAN 15, 2020 WED, – Turf Club, St. Paul, MN,
JAN 17, 2020 FRI , – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO,
JAN 18, 2020 SAT – Hi-Fi, Indianapolis, IN
JAN 19, 2020 SUN- A&R Music Bar, Columbus, OH,
JAN 21, 2020 TUE- Ballroom At The Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH,
JAN 22, 2020 WED – The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
JAN 23, 2020 THU- Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
JAN 24, 2020 FRI – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
JAN 29 WED – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico

FEB 7, 2020 FRI  – The Heights Theater, Houston, TX*
FEB 08, 2020, SAT – Scoot Inn, Austin, TX*
FEB 9, 2020 SUN – The Kessler Theater, Dallas, TX*
FEB 11, 2020 TUES – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
FEB 12, 2020 WED – The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
FEB 14, 2020 FRI – Pub Station, Billings, MT
FEB 15, 2020 SAT – Top Hat, Missoula, MT
FEB 16, 2020 SUN – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
FEB 18, 2020 TUE – Venue Nightclub, Vancouver, BC
FEB 19, 2020 WED – Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
FEB 21, 2020 FRI – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
FEB 22, 2020 SAT – Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
FEB 23, 2020 SUN – Music Box, San Diego, CA
FEB 25, 2020 TUE – Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA

Amythyst Kiah to support on all USA dates except dates indicated with *.
* Support to be announced.

MAR 14 SAT – Globe Life Field w/ Chris Stapleton, Arlington, TX, United States
MAR 29 SUN – Bluegrass Underground, Pelham, TN, United States

APR 9 THU – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, Australia
APR 10 FRI – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, Australia
APR 12 SUN – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, Australia
APR 25 SAT – A Concert for Kentucky w/ Chris Stapleton, Lexington, KY, United States

JUN 6 SAT – Echoes Through The Canyon w/ Brandi Carlile, George, WA, United States

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