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Beth Hart scales back her touring

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Singer songwriter, Beth Hart has told how she would love to stop touring for 9-months at a time- – so she can have a life.

The “Bang Bang Boom Boom”’ singer is known for her extensive touring, and has regularly spent up to nine months of the year on the road, mainly in Europe. While the thrill of touring will never leave her, and the fact that she still loves performing live, she also can’t ignore the other calls on her time.

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 15: Beth Hart performs during a concert at Kesselhaus on April 15, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Redferns via Getty Images)
Beth Hart

Hart recently told the Spokesman-Review: “I’m finding that it’s getting in the way of me having a connection to the real world, and that’s the only place I can really write from.

“I also just want to take care of myself. I want to have a life with my husband, spend some time with friends and family, and enjoy my life, instead of it all being about touring.”

She’s wary of becoming trapped in an environment where it’ll become difficult to reconnect beyond the music industry.

“If you surround yourself with everybody who tells you how great you are, you’re never going to move – the art just dies,” she says.

“Surround yourself with people who point out where you need to stretch or where you’re hiding and they’re giving you that criticism. I think that’s just fantastic. As much as my ego doesn’t like it, that part of the artist that wants to grow loves it.”

Hart released her seventh album Better Than Home back in April and is currently doing what she does best, touring North America. She returns to Europe in November to perform at a sold-out show at London’s Union Chapel on December 14.

Check out Beth’s Better Than Home album trailer bellow.

Upcoming tour schedule:

NOV 09 – L’Olympia in Paris, France

NOV 10 – Blues Sur Seine Festival in Mantes La Jolie, France

NOV 12 – La Belle Electrique in Grenoble, France

NOV 14 – La Cooperative Du Mai in Clermont-Ferrand, France

NOV 15 – Le Transbordeur in Lyon, France

NOV 18 – La Laiterie in Strasbourg, France

NOV 19 – Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium

NOV 21 – Oosterpoort in Groningen, Netherlands (sold out!)

NOV 24 – Train in Aarhus, Denmark (sold out!)

NOV 27 – USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway

NOV 28 – Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway

NOV 30 – Tradgar’n in Gothenburg, Sweden

DEC 01 – Kulturbolaget in Malmo, Sweden

DEC 04 – Savoy Teatteri in Helsini, Finland (sold out!)

DEC 07 – Modernes in Bremen, Germany

DEC 10 – Meragama (Jazzablanca Series) in Casablanca, Morocco

DEC 11 – Teatro Barcelo in Madrid, Spain

DEC 14 – Union Chapel in London, United Kingdom (sold out!)

Photos: Getty

Story: Tony Fennell

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