DEAR DIARY: KATE NASH
what happens when the british rocker takes on the west coast.
It's been quite a year for Kate Nash: She released her third album, Girl Talk, put out a handful of awesome music videos, and toured North America not once, but twice. And, come October, she'll be here for yet another cross-country trip--yup, she just announced even more concert dates.
And lest you doubt the energy of the 25-year-old singer-songwriter-bassist (not to mention a Global Ambassador for Protect A Girl, a founder of the Rock and Roll After School Program, and now a designer with Daisy Rock Girl Guitars), she has photographic evidence from her last trip up and down the US's West Coast that she's shared exclusively with us!
"The West Coast tour was so special to me because I made the record in L.A.," explains Nash. Click through to see her memories from the last tour--and then check out dates and get your tickets for her next round, which kicks off October 29 in Milwaukee and continues on through the Midwest, up the East Coast, and then across the South before ending on the West Coast at the end of November.
"A bunch of my friends came out to the Santa Ana show and made me stupidly nervous and happy. This is Jeff Ellis who engineered Girl Talk."
"Backstage at the Troubadour in [L.A.]! The venue has such a great history and this was the first gig that Tom Biller, the producer of the record, ever saw me play! Here I'm getting ready with Julie Rea and Colby Smith--my hair and makeup (and friends)--a
"We started getting girl gang stage invasions on the UK tour and I'm so happy the trend has continued into the US! Everyone gets up and goes crazy during 'Underestimate the Girl,' it's extremely liberating and empowering. I've seen girls go pretty nuts."
"It was my lighting girl's birthday so I got her a cake...with lights on it! Her favorite light is the strobe. We partied at the venue after. In the back on the left is Peach Kelli Pop, the band that supported the tour. They are awesome!"
"The next day I had a radio session and played 'You're so Cool, I'm So Freaky,' 'Free My Pussy,' and 'Lullaby For An Insomniac.' I'm wearing a
"Backstage at the Echoplex! This is the show I was so, so excited and nervous for; all the shows around L.A. were really exciting but the Echoplex was important because this is where my record Girl Talk was made, in Echo Park at the Paramour
"I couldn't help but jump into my fans during a rendition of 'Bitch' by Meredith Brooks because I love them so much."
"I lost a shoe and told the audience that if someone brought it back I would reward them with a kiss--they did and I obliged. Perfect end to a perfect night!"