Sia plots summer tour

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Sia has revealed plans to launch a summer stateside tour in support of her latest album, We Are Born. The tour will include a performance at Boston’s House of Blues on Sunday, July 31. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Live Nation for $22.50. Electro-pop performer Oh Land will open the show.

We Are Born, the Australian pop star’s fourth studio effort was released last June through her label Monkey Puzzle. Featuring production from Greg Kurstin, it won Best Pop release and Best Independent Release at the 2010 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Awards.

The tour could be Sia’s last as she is reportedly looking to retire from performing and transition to songwriting for other artists – partially because of her recent diagnosis of Grave’s disease, an autoimmune condition. “After this record I’ll make records and I’ll put them out but I will not promote or tour them,” she explained in a recent interview with celebrity news outlet Oh No They Didn’t!. “I’ll just write pop songs for other people.”

Sia has already begun songwriting for other artists, including Christina Aguilera and Natasha Bedingfield. “People call me for the ballads,” she said. “Apparently that’s where I’ve been pigeonholed. But it’s really interesting and really fun. It’s my favorite part of the job, writing. Especially with other people.”

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