Rina Sawayama Celebrates One Year of “Hold The Girl” with Physical Release

Rina Sawayama Celebrates One Year of "Hold The Girl" with Physical Release
Rina Sawayama Photo via The Artist

Rina Sawayama is commemorating the one year anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Hold The Girl by announcing the physical repressing of the album on vinyl and CD available September 15th. The new packaging features a blue cover photo and color vinyl disc. Rina shares about the celebratory moment, “Can’t believe it’s almost been a year since Hold The Girl became yours and what a year it’s been !! In honour of the one year anniversary, I wanted to reissue the album with fresh art, both on streaming services and in vinyl and CD formats. I’ve always loved this image and feel it encapsulates the album and all of its themes.”

Alongside the repressing Rina is also sharing a new episode of Rina TV, in which she details the behind the scenes of what went into the redesigning of her show for the Hold The Girl: Reloaded tour. Rina is currently on the North American leg of the tour, which included her recent festival appearances at Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. Still ahead are performances at Life is Beautiful Festival, Portola Music Festival, Austin City Limits and dates in Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and New Orleans. Rina redesigned her entire show for the tour and the new performance looks to articulate a greater narrative with a simpler set design, using set pieces in multiple ways and providing a masterfully playful and interactive experience.

Hold The Girl saw Rina juxtapose intimate storytelling with arena-sized songs for an ambitious and original album that successfully excited fans and critics alike. Reflecting on all that the year has brought her, the physical re-issue and her redesigned tour for Hold The Girl: Reloaded demonstrates Rina’s intent to provide a more intimate understanding of her creative process and unique point of view during the creation of the album.

Earlier this year Rina made her film debut as the lead female role in John Wick: Chapter 4 alongside Keanu Reeves.

Upcoming Live Dates

8/25 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/26 – Reading, Berkshire @ Reading Festival
9/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series≠+
9/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Festival
9/26 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium≠+
9/28 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre≠+
9/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Portola Music Festival
10/6 – Bentonville, AR @ The Momentary≠+
10/7 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/9 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans≠+
10/14 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Festival

Pre-order Hold The Girl HERE.


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