A native of Moscow, Spektor and her family immigrated to the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union when she was only nine years old. They transplanted themselves into the ever vibrant New York City where Spektor honed her already present classical piano skills. Spektor ditched her cherished piano in Russia for the eclectic punk and hip-hop styles of Brooklyn. Ultimately, she found a way to incorporate all of her musical passions. After graduating from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, Spektor returned to New York and performed in East Village venues during the anti-folk movement. Spektor issued her first two discs 11:11 in 2001 and Songs in 2002 before signing a deal with Sire Records in 2003.
She released her major label debut Soviet Kitsch in 2003 which reflected the everlasting influence of her heritage. Regina Spektor tour dates were scheduled alongside The Strokes during their Room on Fire tour in 2004. Additional Regina Spektor concert dates were scheduled on Kings of Leon's European tour as the opening act. The exposure on high-profile tours certainly paid off for Regina who released her fourth album Begin to Hope in 2006. It became her first album to chart on the Billboard 200 where it peaked at #70. The album was eventually certified gold and ranked at #21 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the best albums of the year. The single "Fidelity" was featured in several movies and TV shows such as CSI:NY and Criminal Minds. Regina Spektor tour dates were booked on her first headliner where she played to sold out shows.
Regina Spektor's concert schedule also included appearances at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and Virgin Festival in 2007. Spektor returned in 2009 with her most recent studio album Far. The album is her most critically acclaimed to-date and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 to become a commercial success as well. Regina Spektor's piano-driven melodies are heightened by her conscious lyrics which at times are hopeful and melancholy. Regina Spektor tour dates were scheduled nationally to support the album. Additional Regina Spektor concert dates were booked at a series of performances in London's Hyde Park and throughout Europe in 2009. She released a live album Live in London which featured her hair raising show at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in 2010.
Regina Spektor's music is pop-folk, unconventional, yet very much aligned with what we want to hear. Her music features the contentious battle between happiness and sorrow and her lyrics get into our core and make us think. Her multifarious sound will visit international venues and festivals this 2011. Regina Spektor tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Use Eventful as your source for the Regina Spektor concert schedule.