LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ Epic Records) - Lenka
Launches Album With Performances On "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and "The Late Late Show With Craig
Ferguson" And Joins Hotel Cafe Tour In November
VH1 has named singer-songwriter Lenka as its latest "You Oughta Know" artist, with a campaign kicking off in early October. Her self-titled debut album became available on iTunes last week and in just a few short days had jumped into the iTunes' Top 10 Albums chart.
The album will be featured on vh1.com's "The Leak" beginning tomorrow and AOL will host a listening party for it next week. Lenka will play a special show at New York's Mercury Lounge September 23rd, coinciding with the album's wide release, and she'll make her U.S. network television debut the following night on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." She's also confirmed to perform on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (October 16th) and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (October 22nd).
Lenka, former vocalist for the acclaimed Australian electronic/ambient band Decoder Ring, continues her residency at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, performing each Thursday in September. On September 27th she'll be the primary support for Juliana Hatfield's show at L.A.'s Cafe Largo and she'll join the Hotel Cafe Tour on November 11th. In between, she'll play a couple of shows in her native Australia (see below for full itinerary).
"The Show," the lead track from Lenka's album, is climbing the charts at radio and 476,700 copies of the song were downloaded last week when it was featured as iTunes' "Single of the Week." As noted by People's recent "As Heard On TV" column, it's been featured in Old Navy's back-to-school television advertising campaign and in promotional spots for the hit ABC comedy "Ugly Betty." It's also been tapped for the Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies' film Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging. The video for "The Show," directed by Moh Azima, received its online premiere earlier this month on iMeem.com.
You can check it out at: https://www.imeem.com/lenka/video/qYssDC7Y/lenka_the_show_music_video/
Two other Lenka songs have garnered early attention as well: "Don't Let Me Fall" was heard in the season premiere of the The CW's new series "90210" and Lenka's haunting cover of Modest Mouse's "Gravity Rides Everything" was recently featured as Entertainment Weekly's "Download This" pick and by Vanity Fair's "Hot Tracks" (along with "The Show"). The songs are available now on iTunes.
Lenka, who is a Clear Channel NEW! Artist for September (AAA format), has already appeared in the pages of Marie Claire and Teen Vogue and will be featured in upcoming issues of Blender and Spin as well as an episode of vh1.com's "My Play List."
Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
9/18 - The Hotel Cafe - "89.9 KCRW PRESENTS" - Los Angeles, CA
9/23 - Mercury Lounge - Record Release - New York, NY
9/25 - The Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
9/27 - Largo (opening for Juliana Hatfield) - Los Angeles, CA
10/27 - Melbourne, Australia - The Toff In Town
10/29 - Sydney, Australia - Oxford Arts Factory
11/11 - Hotel Cafe Tour - Bluebird - Denver, CO
11/12 - Hotel Cafe Tour - Avalon Theater - Salt Lake City, UT
11/13 - Hotel Cafe Tour - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
11/14 - Hotel Cafe Tour - Doug Fir - Portland, OR
11/15 - Hotel Cafe Tour - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
11/17 - Hotel Cafe Tour - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
11/18 - Hotel Cafe Tour - Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA