1. Extraordinary Machine, released last October, is Apple’s first album in more than six years.
2. While Epic records shelved Apple’s long-awaited project, fans got a hold of the then-unreleased album and leaked it on the Internet, where it spread like wildfire.
3. Extraordinary Machine won best album of the year from the New York Times and the L.A. Times.
4. Apple is known for her eccentric stage performances, most notably her MTV video music award speech, where she proclaimed “This world is bullshit!”
5. Damien Rice, indie sensation and Ireland’s answer to Jeff Buckley, will open the show with his ice-melting pipes and gritty European persona.