Before Fiona Apple dropped her long-awaited album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, earlier this year, 2012 was the last time we heard new music from the art-pop legend. With the announcement of this new LP, it was normal to be on the look-out for tour dates and anticipating hearing these new tracks live, even though Fiona has rarely done huge amounts of touring in the past. Regardless of how often she’s toured, it’s no secret how mesmerizing of a performer she’s been since the very beginning, and these clips only further prove that.
Though we won’t be seeing her live anytime soon, it’s good to celebrate Fiona Apple’s birthday with her top five live performances. Hopefully one day soon we’ll get to hear songs from Fetch the Bolt Cutters in the flesh, but until then, fall down the live performance rabbit hole with us.