On September 13th, Chelsea Wolfe is set to drop her highly anticipated new, mostly acoustic album Birth of Violence. Today, August 14th, just under a month out from that release date, she's offered up another glimpse into the LP's dark folk vision with the haunting single "Be All Things" and it's gorgeous music video, which was filmed between Iceland and Northern California and includes stunning visuals from inside a marble cave.
Of the song, Wolfe says, "'Be All Things' is about navigating the world as a woman: reconciling the soft and the strong, balancing the warrior and the goddess, and wanting to be everything and nothing at the same time. Telling stories through song allows me to explore so many facets of myself, so many lives within. Some days I want to be quiet and reach my roots into the earth, and some days I want to spring up from the ground and be all things."
"The video is a culmination of footage taken in a few magical locations," she adds. "Around southwestern Iceland, while shooting the Birth of Violence album cover, inside Moaning Cavern in Northern California — a marble cavern 450 feet deep that I visited as a child and sang in as an adult, sending my voice out as heavy as I could against the powerful dampness and sparkles of the ancient cave walls. A special spot in nature not far from my home where the Manzanita grows up like a red and green tunnel, and a historic California hotel from the Victorian era where many from the past rested their heads."
Wolfe will kick off an extensive, acoustic North American tour this fall following her special full-band performance at the Cure's Pasadena Daydream Festival. See tour dates below.
Chelsea Wolfe tour dates:
08/31 - Pasadena, CA @ Pasadena Daydream Festival * (Non Acoustic Set)
10/18 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
10/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
10/22 - Estes Park, CO @ Stanley Hotel
10/24 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/25 - Detroit, MI @ Senate Theater
10/26 - Toronto, ONT @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/27 - Montreal, QC @ Le National
10/29 - Boston, MA @ Royale
10/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/01 - New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/03 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/04 - Charlotte, NC @ McGlohon Theater
11/05- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
11/06 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
11/08 - Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre
11/09 - Austin, TX @ Levitation
11/10 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11/12 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
11/13- Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
11/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Palace Theatre
11/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
11/18 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/20 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
11/21 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
* All dates with special guest Ioanna Gika except 8/31