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Lights On: Watch Julien Baker make her late-night television debut


One of the highlights, for us at least, of this morning’s Boston Calling lineup reveal was seeing Julien Baker’s name appear alongside the likes of Alvvays, Big Thief, St. Vincent, and Charly Bliss. For what the festival lacks in female headliners, it delivers in the undercard, and Baker’s set is sure to be a highlight under that springtime sun.

Last night, coincidentally, the Memphis songwriter made her late-night television debut, performing the title track to her acclaimed 2017 record Turn Out The Lights on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

If Baker’s able to harness the subtle power of her live show for a television audience, she should have no troubles displaying it outside at the Harvard Athletic Complex.


Baker heads to Japan for a pair of dates this month, the hits the United Kingdom and Ireland (supporting Belle and Sebastian) in March before an appearance at Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival in April. Expect more dates surrounding May’s Boston Calling gig and into the summer.

Featured Julien Baker photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS, via Chromatic.


Julien Baker 2018 Winter Tour Dates:
January 26 Tokyo, JP @ WWW
January 28 Osaka, JP @ Conpass
March 6 Truro, UK @ Hall for Cornwall*
March 8 Cardiff, UK @ Wales Millennium Centre*
March 9 Aberystwyth, UK @ Aberystwyth Arts Centre*
March 10 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City*
March 12 Manchester, UK @ The Bridgewater Hall*
March 13 Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Corn Exchange*
March 15 Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome*
March 16 London, UK @ Troxy*
March 17 London, UK @ Troxy*
March 19 Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall*
March 20 York, UK @ Grand Opera House*
March 22 Gateshead, UK @ Sage Gateshead*
March 23 Perth, UK @ Perth Concert Hall*
March 24 Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall*
March 26 Dublin, IE @ Vicar St.*
March 27 Dublin, IE @ Vicar St.*
April 3-8 Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
May 25-27: Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
* supporting Belle and Sebastian