Ximena Sariñana Announces Summer Tour with Sia.

On the heels of tours with Fitz & the Tantrums and Ray LaMontagne , Mexican singer, songwriter and keyboardist Ximena Sariñana (hi-MEN-a sa-rin-YAH-na) will be hitting the road this summer with Sia. The nationwide run, which also features Oh Land, kicks off July 21st in Minneapolis, MN and runs through August 19th in Vancouver, BC. Ximena joins on July 22nd in Chicago, IL. She will also be playing this year's Lollapalooza and Outside Lands festivals.

The tour will support the release of Ximena's English-language debut. The self-titled album is set to hit stores August 2, 2011. Recorded in Los Angeles with Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Bird and the Bee), Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Natalia Lafourcade, the result is a collection of songs that showcase her striking voice, smart, thoughtful lyrics and offbeat personality. Marie Claire called first single "Different," "an effervescent theme song for sane women in a crazy world." "Different" goes to radio June 21st.

After fronting a successful indie band in her native Mexico, Ximena released her Spanish-language solo debut Mediocre in 2008. The album debuted at #1 in Mexico and scored two Latin Grammy nods and a US Grammy Award nomination, as well as the Best New Artist win at the Latin MTV Awards. Rolling Stone called the album "one of the strongest debuts from a female singer-songwriter since Norah Jones' 'Come Away With Me'" and gave it four stars.

The daughter of acclaimed film director Fernando Sariñana, Ximena has also been acting since the age of 11. She has starred in three telenovelas and 11 Mexican films, ranging from box office hit Amar Te Duele (2002), to film festival winner Dos Abrazos (2007), which won the 2007 Best New Narrative Filmmaker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned Ximena the prize for Best Supporting Actress by the Mexican Film Critics and Press Board.

Full tour dates are below, for more info please visit http://www.ximenamusic.com/.

7/22 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
7/23 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
7/24 - Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
7/26 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/27 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
7/30 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
7/31 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
8/01 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/03 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
8/05 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
8/06 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/07 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
8/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
8/11 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
8/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
8/16 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
8/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox SODO
8/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom


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Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at jason@zoiksonline.com.

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