Today, Beth Ditto announces that she will be direct support for Sam Smith on the upcoming leg of The Thrill Of It All Tour. Ditto will join Smith starting August 14 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN through September 13 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. Following that run, Ditto will also join Florence + the Machine for two special shows at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on October 5 and 6. Full routing can be found below.
On July 17, Ditto will appear as a guest on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to discuss her role in the new Gus Van Sant film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, which will be released this Friday. After the film’s Sundance Film Festival premiere this year, Vulture wrote, “A first-time actress, the 36-year-old musician Beth Ditto, all but takes over as the large and lovably extroverted member of the group.”
Last year, Ditto released her debut solo album, Fake Sugar. The New York Times praised Ditto as a“powerhouse singer” and noted that the album’s songs “have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger.” The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugar in its round-up of “The Best Music of 2017” and observed, “Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity…Beth Ditto delivers.” Paper christened Ditto “rock’s homecoming queen” while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its “Picks,” observing, “Whether it’s a glittering stomper (‘Oo La La’) or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout…”