The Fourth Messenger album release

The Fourth Messenger album coverAfter a successful premiere run in 2013, Vienna’s first musical project with playwright Tanya Shaffer will now be available on a studio recording. The complete script will also be released to provide context for the songs. The Fourth Messenger album will be released on November 10, 2015 in digital and CD formats, and the script will be available as a PDF and collectible book. Vienna sings the lead role of Mama Sid, a modern, female version of the Buddha with a hidden past. Pre-order now on Bandcamp.

To celebrate, Vienna and company will perform at two release shows in the Bay Area:
Sat 7 Nov Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage
Sun 8 Nov Mill Valley, CA – Throckmorton Theatre
The main shows will be comprised of Fourth Messenger songs, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing, and then an all-request afterparty set in the spirit of the Bay Area holiday tradition.

Photos of the recording sessions by Aims tour photographer Karen Shih can be found on The Fourth Messenger‘s Facebook page.

Northeast U.S. Tour 2015

Vienna brings her solo, all-request show format to the northeastern United States for an intimate week-long tour. Joining her will be folk-rock duo The Bollands, touring the U.S. for the first time.

19 Apr: Portland, ME
20 Apr: Northampton, MA
21 Apr: Somerville, MA
23 Apr: New York City, NY
24 Apr: Philadelphia, PA – VIP upgrade available
25 Apr: Washington, D.C.

Details for all tour dates are on the shows page.

Asia Pacific solo tour begins August 6 in Australia

[updated 20 August 2014]

As part of Vienna’s Kickstarter campaign last year, she promised to tour the Asia Pacific region for the first time if the last stretch goal was met—and fans came through in spades, finishing the campaign with over 1,450 backers!

Vienna will perform solo in seven countries throughout the month of August, starting in Australia on August 6. Along the way she’ll join forces with jazz singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton, foot-stomping folk trio The Bollands, and many friends both old and new. (Organizing this tour has been an adventure in itself—special thanks to The Bollands, Keiji Matsumoto, Corey Takimoto, and Requiem Rising for all their amazing help over the past few months.)

Asia Pacific tour destinationsAUSTRALIA
6 Aug: Melbourne – with Carsie Blanton
7 Aug: Sydney (Newtown) – with Carsie Blanton
9 Aug: Canberra – with Carsie Blanton

13 Aug: Singapore
14 Aug: Kuala Lumpur

16 & 17 Aug: Tokyo (Kamakura)

18 & 19 Aug: Manila (Quezon City)

20 & 21 Aug: Taipei

22 Aug: Shenzhen
23 Aug: Hong Kong
25 Aug: Beijing (cancelled)
26 Aug: Shanghai

Check the shows page for updates, including venues and ticket information as they become available.

Acclaim for Aims

Aims has celebrated several notable milestones in the months since its release, including:

USA Today premieres the “Level Up” video

The crowd-funded video for “Level Up” is now available to watch, premiered by USA Today!

For the full list of people involved in the making of the video—including the many Kickstarter backers who contributed to Vienna’s campaign—check out the “Level Up” video credits page.