Sara Bareilles announces new album, acoustic tour

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Sara Bareilles has announced plans to embark on a special acoustic tour next month and release a brand new album later this summer. The California-bred singer-songwriter will bring her “Brave Enough” acoustic outing to the Tsai Performance Center on the campus of Boston University on Sunday, April 28. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for $34.

On tour, fans can expect Bareilles to preview material off her highly anticipated third studio album. Recorded in Los Angeles and New York with producers including John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric) and Mark Endert (Fiona Apple, The Fray), the follow-up to 2010’s Kaleidoscope Heart is expected to hit stores this summer, though no official release date has been revealed. Lead single “Brave” will be released to iTunes on April 23. Last year, Bareilles released a 5-song EP Once Upon Another Time produced by Ben Folds.

“I have never felt more open and more raw in my entire life. 2012 was a year of deconstruction for me personally,” explained Bareilles in a press release. “I have been confronting some of my greatest fears in the last handful of months and have been amazed at how empowered I can feel when I muster up the courage to turn and growl back at those monsters under the bed. The songs on this album are a true reflection of everything I’ve come to experience in recent months and I’m going to celebrate that with the next most terrifying thing I can do…go back on the road…totally alone. Just me. And my piano. And maybe a guitar. And some whiskey. And some jokes. And my songs. I’m excited to share this next stage of my career with each and every one of my fans.”

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