Oh the heels of tours with Fitz & the Tantrums and Ray LaMontagne , Mexican singer, songwriter and keyboardist Ximena SariÃ±ana (hi-MEN-a sa-rin-YAH-na) will be hitting the road this summer with Sia. The nationwide run, which also features Oh Land, kicks off July 21st in Minneapolis, MN and runs through August 19th in Vancouver, BC. Ximena joins on July 22nd in Chicago, IL. She will also be playing this year’s Lollapalooza and Outside Lands festivals.
The tour will support the release of Ximena’s English-language debut. The self-titled album is set to hit stores August 2, 2011. Recorded in Los Angeles with Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Bird and the Bee), Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Natalia Lafourcade, the result is a collection of songs that showcase her striking voice, smart, thoughtful lyrics and offbeat personality. Marie Claire called first single “Different,” “an effervescent theme song for sane women in a crazy world.” “Different” goes to radio June 21st.