If anyone is looking for an angst-ridden indie-rock goddess to act like she is neither A)angst-ridden nor B)an indie-rock goddess, then PJ Harvey should be on your short short list. Speaking in an interview with the Canadian website www.canoe.ca, she enthused about the possibility of doing more acting. Serious PJ fans will remember that she played Mary Magdalene in Hal Hartley's 1998 film The Book of Life, a comedy about the Secong Coming of Jesus. She's jonesin' for another go round, but only if it's not another "angst-ridden rock musician."
Harvey continued ñ "I am just waiting for the right part Ö I was offered a part in an Alison Anders movie, which has just recently been made. But I was to be cast as a rock musician, and that isn't what I wanted to do. I was offered another one as an ageing female rocker. Oh God! I'm ageing now! No, I didn't want to do that (either). I was offered another part - a female going around ripping men's heads off. I thought, that is going to do my man-hating image a world of good!"
In other Harvey news, she's announced a few headlining dates to get ready for her upcoming tour with U2. The new dates are:
12/1 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
12/2 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
12/4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
12/5 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
12/7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
12/9 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
12/11 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12/12 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
12/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Cotton Club