Regina Spektor to play the Orpheum Theatre

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Regina Spektor has revealed plans for a tour in support of her forthcoming album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. The Russian-American singer-songwriter and pianist will perform at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, May 10. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers only Son, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $46.50 and $57.

What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, Spektor’s sixth studio album, will be released on May 29. The album reunites Spektor with production partner Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Fiona Apple) and is her first album of new material since 2009’s Far. It features singles “All The Rowboats” and “Don’t Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas)”. The second is a new version of “Ne me quitte pas”, a song originally from Spektor’s 2002 album Songs. What We Saw From The Cheap Seats was recorded over an eight week period this past summer in Los Angeles.

Spektor wrote each of the 11 tracks on the album and fleshed out its instrumentation with help from Elizondo. “Regina Spektor is that rare artist that continues to surprise,” said Elizondo in a press release. “Just when you think you have her figured out, she knocks you out with something completely different. It’s that spirit that drives this record. Each song takes you on a journey that only Regina is capable of providing. She has truly outdone herself.”

For Record Store Day on April 21, Spektor will release an exclusive 7″ of two Russian cover songs: “The Prayer Of François Villon (Molitva)” and “Old Jacket (Stariy Pidjak).”

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