Nelly Furtado comes home

Victoria’s pop starlet, Nelly Furtado, is coming home to kick off her first Canadian tour in six years.

Nelly Furtado is kicking off The Spirit Indestructible Tour in front of a hometown crowd at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre Tues., Jan. 8.

Nelly Furtado is kicking off The Spirit Indestructible Tour in front of a hometown crowd at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre Tues., Jan. 8.

Victoria’s pop starlet, Nelly Furtado, is coming home to kick off her first Canadian tour in six years.

The Spirit Indestructible Tour, named for Furtado’s fourth English-language album, debuts at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Tues., Jan. 8 (doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm).

“It’s amazing that I get to kick off my tour in my hometown,” says Furtado, who says she makes about four trips yearly to the Island capital city to visit friends and family.

“It’s been six years since my last Canadian tour and I’m looking forward to the chance to reconnect with fans and play some of my new songs live.”

And she’s confident the songs from her latest offering will translate well to the live performance. “They’re amazing. They sound even better than I thought they would,” says Furtado, in the midst of pre-tour rehearsals in Toronto.

“Even when I was recording, I was super excited at the prospects of playing these songs live.”

Her hometown is featured prominently on The Spirit Indestructible. The songs “Parking Lot” and “Big Hoops” are about growing up in Victoria.

Furtado calls “Parking Lot” her own take on “Summer of 69.”

The show will also feature singer-songwriter Dylan Murray (whose album Inspiration is being released Jan. 8 on Furtado’s Nelstar Records) and Jessica Tyler of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Tickets are $35 to $79.50 and are available at selectyourtickets.com. M

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