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adiavictoria  lonely lovechild of rimbaud flannery o’connor & ma rainey new album silences OUT NOW on @canvasbackmusic mgmt: adiavictoria@redlightmanagement.com

tour day 28! the boys and i are heading back to nashville! that’s a wrap on the first US leg of the Dope Queen Tour //i want to thank each and every one of yall who came out to our shows//bought a record//bought a tshirt and gave my art a home///i know i don’t post a lot of my life on here//it gives me a lot of anxiety///so it means so much to be able to connect with y’all at our shows///thank you for letting this shy girl shine every night on stage✨✨ europe, we are heading your way next week! whew! 🖤❤️ #adiavictoria #dopequeentour #reclaimingtheblues #silences 📷: @texmexington

Happy to announce we are playing @pilgrimagefestival this September 21 & 22 in Franklin, TN!
Tickets on sale now. #dopequeentour

tour day 25//seattle, thanks y’all for selling out barboza on a tuesday no less//to everyone who was turned away at the door, we look forward to coming back and accommodating all y’all next time//thank y’all for indulging me on that heart shaped box cover///y’all are the only city id sing that song for///made me feel full of light to see my blues received with so much love this far from home! 🥰😍 salt lake, see y’all TONIGHT at the state room w/ @dickstusso 📷: @peterdervinphotography for @nodepression

tour day 23. made it clear across the country with these boys//so blessed to lead a group of men who push me to be the leader i know i can be//they mama’s raised em right. 🥰

seattle, see y’all tonight at @barboza we real close to selling this mother out. keep your 👀 peeled for our @kexp session coming 🔜 #dopequeentour #boss #brotherhood #silences #myboys

ETA: Seattle, thank y’all for another SOLD OUT crowd tonight! it meant the world to us!!

missing my baby girl very much this morning. mama’s out here trying to make a better life for us! ✨✨

hey u guys, our show at @cafedunord w/ @dickstusso is v v close to selling out. see y’all tonight! 📷: @ayywille

ETA: it #soldout thanks u guys! #dopequeentour #silences #grateful

when i moved to nashville a decade ago i arrived at the greyhound station from atlanta with my guitar and my cat mortimer hidden in my bag. i had a headful of stories and songs. i quickly realized that women who looked like me who lived with their families in north nashville weren’t exactly celebrated and centered in music city. so with a defiance bordering on delusional, i decided to celebrate myself.
on this #internationalwomensday i encourage every woman out there to do the same. claim your crown. take up all the space. say your name. sing your blues.

in that vein, please swipe for a poem by my idol Lucille Clifton on the importance of celebrating the very act of surviving this world run by mad men. ⚡️✨ #iwd2019 #nashville #reclaimingtheblues #sayhername 📷: @nolanknight_

Paris. I can’t wait to bring my blues back to you. See y’all soon at @popupdulabel 🖤🖤 #dopequeentour #silences 📷: @texmexington

i remember writing this line in “bring her back” after feeling frustrated at how i was too often addressed in the world. i think about how women are so often infantilized and dismissed in our day to day lives. put some respect on your tone when u talking to us. don’t call us sweetheart, don’t call us love. i ain’t your baby. 🖤(this would make a pretty sick T-shirt too, if i do say so myself!) #silences #dopequeentour #bringherback #listentowomen #respect

tour day 14// women are dangerous af. 🌵🌴 Phoenix, see y’all tonight at @valleybarphx #silences #dopequeentour 📷: @jhowardharris

tell your mama, your daddy, your baby mama, ya lil cousins, that trick at work who always up in your business and that fella u know who always stealing your lunch out the employee fridge—the Dope Queen herself is coming to a town near you. we bringing y’all the true true blues straight out of nashville⚡️⚡️⚡️ w/ @joshua_asante and @dickstusso joining ya gorl on the west coast.
find tickets at adiavictoria.com #silences #dopequeentour #tourlife #badmamajama

last week before our show at @roughtradenyc i took a choppy cab ride from @atlanticrecords through Manhattan and Brooklyn with Jon Pareles of @nytimes where I told him the story of my silent life in NYC as a 19 year old girl who moved to the city to find the New York Julian Casablancas sang so convincingly of in his songs. Fast forward 13 years and that same girl has the ears of the New York Times. Thank you Jon for allowing me to speak candidly on the blues and its importance in my life as a southern black woman. thank you to @aarondessner and @caroranwill for contributing context and nuance. And thank you to all of you who encourage me to speak through my Silences. Stay true to you, center yourself and the world will catch up eventually. Read the full interview at the link in my bio.
#silences #blackgirlmagic #nytimes #blueswoman #reclaimingtheblues #dopequeentour 📷: Donovan Smallwood

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