PJ Harvey to play two nights in Prague in support of new album

Harvey will promote "I Inside the Old Year Dying" on October 18 and 19 at Lucerna's Velký sál.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 07.06.2023 16:08:00 (updated on 07.06.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

When her punk-infused blues stormed into the mainstream in the early '90s, it was a revelation. And that's exactly how PJ Harvey has continued to captivate audiences with each subsequent album, creative phase, and stylistic reinvention. Harvey will embark on a tour this fall to support her tenth album, "I Inside the Old Year Dying," and will perform on October 18 and 19 at Lucerna's Velký sál in Prague.

"I didn't know what I wanted to do, whether to keep making records and touring or if it was time for a change," said British musician Harvey reflecting on feeling lost when touring for the album "The Hope Six Demolition Project" ended in 2017.

The newly released album, "I Inside the Old Year Dying," which Harvey will promote in Prague across two nights of concerts, provides confirmation that Harvey made the right decision.

Harvey is an immensely striking yet unassuming artist who has never stood still. The current album represents a departure from the grand themes of her previous works like "Let England Shake" – Harvey now turns to more "intimate and human" subjects. "I had a compelling urge to focus on something really small – and ended up with one person, one village," said the singer of her new release.

The sound of the album was significantly influenced by the contributions of two close collaborators – John Parish and Flood. The latter, in particular, constantly pushed Harvey in the studio to step out of her comfort zone and abandon vocal approaches that immediately bear her signature. "I've never sung better on any record," said Harvey, who returns to Prague at the height of her creative powers.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 16, through fource.cz, GoOut, and Ticketmaster.

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