For many, the unfortunate sales scored by Nelly Furtado‘s ‘The Spirit Indestructible’ were a harsh reminder as to why lengthy chart breaks can oft spell disaster for today’s entertainer.
So, perhaps in learning her lesson, the ‘Say It Right’ star recently announced the launch of a tour in support of the album, hoping to push both she and the polarizing release.
Now, she has confirmed its German leg.
Kicking off in the March of next year, Nelly will hit Germany for five dates starting on the third of the month.
The dates are as follows:
03.03.2013 – Berlin, Huxley’s Neue Welt
05.03.2013 – Köln, Theater am Tanzbrunnen
06.03.2013 – Hamburg, Gr. Freiheit
07.03.2013 – München, Kesselhaus
11.03.2013 – Neu-Isenburg, Hugenottenhalle
Set to perform a number of cuts from her discography, this venture precedes the tour’s Canadian leg which begins in January.
A sure fire way to force feed her cause back into the ‘mainstream’, here’s hoping this tour inspires Furtado to create a solid follow up to ‘Spirit’. A follow up, which boasts the commercial appeal of ‘Loose’ but the originality – or ‘nicheness’ if you will – of ‘Folklore‘.
For, in age where Adult Contemporary sales are the bread and butter of many a label’s profits ( see Adele‘s ’21′ and Coldplay‘s ‘Mylo Xyloto’), there is no reason Nelly can’t be a serious chart force. That is, if she delivers a sound and promotional strategy strong enough to regain her fan base and entice the casual listener in time for release.