We're trying to wrap our heads around this one. Not three minutes ago we had a conversation in which we said we kept waiting for some sort of April surprise for Coachella, and, then, lo, this lands in our box:
JOSS STONE TAKES CENTER STAGE IN CALIFORNIA
HEADLINING CLUB NOKIA IN LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY, 23rd APRIL 2009
(10th April, 2009) – Today, UK soul sensation, singer-songwriter Joss Stone announced she is headed to the west coast to headline Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 23rd where she will play her new material to an intimate crowd. First, she will perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 18th. In her first live performances in the US for 2009 Joss will debut songs from her much anticipated fourth studio album 'Colour Me Free'.
She's no Amy Winehouse, but with so many of the headliners being of the male persuasion, it's nice to see Stone on the list.