Richmond native Aimee Mann will take the stage at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street this Thursday, April 20 while on tour promoting her ninth solo endeavor, Mental Illness. Mann first came onto the music scene in 1983 as the frontwoman for alt-rock band ‘Til Tuesday and embarked on a solo career ten years later with her debut album Whatever. Since then, she has had immense success as a singer-songwriter and was nominated for both a Grammy and an Oscar for her 1999 song “Save Me.”
Over her lengthy career, Mann has collaborated with several other well-known artists such as Cyndi Lauper and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, and she has made cameos on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Portlandia, and Steven Universe, among other TV shows and films. Mann describes her most recent album, Mental Illness, as her “saddest, slowest, and most acoustic” album yet. Critics seem to agree, calling it “easy to get lost in” and “a continuation of Aimee Mann’s historic tradition of chronicling life’s disappointments, both simple and profound.” Check out Mental Illness here:
The show will start at 8:00 p.m., and doors open at 6:30. Tickets for this show are sold out, but you can view the rest of Mann’s tour dates here.