concert preview: Regina Spektor coming to KC

Dan Moreno

Regina Spektor’s music ranges from calm and soothing melodies to humorous and joyous outbursts.  Her deep and energetic songs are complimented with inventive, thought-provoking lyrics about relationships, spirituality, society and politics.

With vivid passion that exuberates from the stage,  her audience can’t resist the desire to sing along.

Spektor has been continually successful since the release of her debut album “11:11” in 1991. “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “Criminal Minds” have all featured her music  as have numerous films, including “500 Days of Summer” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.”

The six albums under her belt reflect a variety of influences. Her blend of anti-folk and indie pop has struck a chord, with hits such as “Us,” “Fidelity” and “On the Radio,” selling millions of copies. The video for her latest song, “How,” debuted only Oct 16th  and has already received nearly half a million views.

Her recent highlights included a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London as part of her European tour.. Next, Spektor will embark on a North American tour  followed by Australia. Tickets for her two performances at Sidney’s Opera House sold out in  minutes.

Born in Moscow, Russia, Spektor moved to the U.S. with her family at the age of 9,  honing her skills to become  an acclaimed singer/songwriter and pianist.

Regina Spektor will perform Nov. 7 at the Music Hall, 301 West 13th st.,  presenting her new album, “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.”

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