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Fiona Rides "Machine"

Singer-songwriter launches three-week U.S. tour in November

October 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Fiona Apple will kick off a three-week U.S. tour beginning November 22nd in Portland, Oregon, in support of her long-delayed third album, Extraordinary Machine.

Released Tuesday, the follow-up to 1999's When the Pawn . . . has ascended to the Number One spot on the iTunes album chart. Apple began recording Machine with producer Jon Brion (Aimee Mann, Kanye West) in 2003, but scrapped most of the sessions. Though eleven songs from the album surfaced online, Apple continued work on the set with producers Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg) and Brian Kehew (Beck, Eels) for the twelve-track final product.

"I've got a bundle of songs of which I am exceedingly proud," Apple told Rolling Stone of Machine.

This will be the singer-songwriter's first tour in more than five years.

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