JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN returns with a new album, Damned Devotion, and it’s her best yet.

The first track to be shared from the album is Warning Bell, a tender, bewitching song of regret Joan wrote about “being a romantic and the naiveté that goes along with it.”

Directed by New York filmmaker/artist H Spencer Young ( Joan wanted to capture the performance of the song without obscuring the power of the lyrics. Joan: “Words mean different things to different people and it’s important to me to allow the listener to have images of their own. That being said, the weather cooperated with us that night - rain and moisture in the air has always made me thoughtful. We wanted to capture the mystery of New York City while driving through Chinatown and parts of Brooklyn that hold deep meaning for me."


Already acknowledged as a thrilling live performer and starkly honest lyricist, new album Damned Devotion finds Joan Wasser at her rawest. While her 2014 album The Classic was a soulful celebration of life and her 2011 album The Deep Field a lush moody expansion, this new release sees her stripping her compositions back to the core, the bare-all lyricism and timeless melodies harking back to her accolade-winning album To Survive (2008) and the universally acclaimed debut album Real Life (2006). Joan: “My maxim is: if it feels scary to say it, it’s the thing you must say”. And on Damned Devotion the thoughtful lyricism is married to Joan’s most accessible music to date.

Following the release of Damned Devotion Joan As Police Woman will take her captivating live show on the road throughout Europe. Tickets on sale Friday 24th November here

JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN EU Tour – March / April 2018:


  • 22 Zorlu Performing Arts Center’s Studio, Istanbul
  • 24 Spazio Aereo, Mestre
  • 25 Viper, Florence
  • 27 La Salumeria della Musica, Milan
  • 28 Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome
  • 30 Project Pop Culture, Graz
  • 31 Metropol, Vienna


  • 01 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
  • 02 Botanique/Orangerie, Brussels
  • 03 [PIAS] NITES @ Maroquinerie
  • 04 Kaufleuten Zürich
  • 05 Fri-Son, Fribourg
  • 07 Doornroosje, Purple Hall, Nijmegen
  • 09 Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
  • 10 Knust, Hamburg
  • 11 Vega Jr, Copenhagen
  • 12 Aarhus Concert House, Aarhus
  • 13 Parkteateret, Oslo
  • 14 L-Beach Festival, Weissenhäuser Strand
  • 17 Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
  • 18 Sage Gateshead
  • 19 Town Hall, Birmingham
  • 20 Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds
  • 22 Royal Festival Hall, London
  • 23 The Old Market, Brighton
  • 24 The Stoller Hall, Manchester
  • 25 St George’s Church, Bristol

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