ZZ Ward Coming To First Avenue 2/8


Critically acclaimed bluesy recording artist ZZ Ward announced her upcoming The Storm Tour in support of her new album The Storm. This tour will be making a stop at First Avenue on Thursday, February 8th. With two full length albums out and a spattering of EPs and singles, ZZ Ward is definitely a force to be reckoned with. The 31 year old has a notable voice that is as distinct as it is calming and her powerful words are more than enough to send chills down your back. 

ZZ Ward didn’t have to look far for inspiration on her second full-length album, 2017’s The Storm. Equally evocative of blues grit and hip-hop bounce, the Los Angeles-based vocal powerhouse and multi-instrumentalist leapt forward by taking a deeper look at some of her earliest inspirations—including Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Vera Ward Hall and Big Mama Thornton. “For me, this album wasn’t really about experimenting,” she admits. “It was more about simplicity, honing in on what I love about music and what makes me who I am as an artist. Growing up, I listened to a lot of hip-hop and blues, and I love those two genres so much. Sometimes, to evolve you don’t need to go outside of yourself; you can reach further inside of yourself instead.”

Opening the show will be Black Pistol Fire- a high-­octane rock duo based out of Austin, Texas by way of Toronto, Canada- and 22-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician- Billy Raffoul

Tickets are still available here.

Remaining Tour Dates:

February 6: Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
February 8: Minneapolis, MN First Ave
February 9: Chicago, IL House of Blues
February 10: Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
February 12: Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
February 13: Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
February 15: New York, NY Irving Plaza
February 16: Washington, DC 9:30 Club
February 17: Boston, MA Paradise Club
February 19: South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom
February 20: Montreal, QC Club Soda
February 21: Toronto, ON Mod Club
February 28: Clearwater, FL Clearwater Sea-Blue Festival
March 3: Seattle, WA The Showbox
March 4: Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
March 6: Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
March 7: San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
March 9: Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
March 10: San Diego, CA House of Blues
March 11: Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre