Fiona Apple’s Wild Ride: Photos from the House of Blues

Angst-riddled, often-on-hiatus bad girl Fiona Apple is currently touring in support of her latest release The Idler Wheel…, and seemingly once again, the criminally talented recluse’s ride has devolved into tabloid fodder.

Four days prior to playing to a capacity crowd at the House of Blues on September 24, the obtuse chanteuse found herself behind bars, hauled in by Texas police following a routine traffic stop where officers discovered a small stash of marijuana and hashish on her tour bus.

Fiona Apple mugshot arrested on The Idler Wheel tour

Fiona Apple was arrested while on tour in support of her recent album the Idler Wheel...

Leading up to Apple’s New Orleans outing, the fallout from her arrest had escalated to what could only be described as Fiona-esque proportions. As celebrity gossip sites had a field day with her mugshot, the Grammy-winning singer/pianist shot back, unleashing a bizarre series of rants reminiscent of her infamous “The world is bullshit” tirade at MTV’s 1997 Video Music Awards.

Two nights before arriving in the Crescent City, Apple spewed an indecipherable tantrum assailing her captors, and earlier today, this relatively more coherent diatribe decrying the disingenuous tactics employed by the likes of Perez Hilton and his ilk appeared on YouTube:

With three weeks remaining on her tour, Apple claims that she has given her computer away and is no longer concerned with keeping tabs on her critics. Not coincidentally, Apple’s management has all but barred the media from her shows. Nevertheless, at the House of Blues photographer Kate Gegenheimer made the most of her soon-to-be shuttered lens and managed to clip these shots of the histrionic artist in action before the venue’s staff stepped in.

Fiona Apple, House of Blues New Orleans, Kate Gegenheimer photo

Fiona Apple performing at the House of Blues, photo by Kate Gegenheimer

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All photos courtesy of Kate Gegenheimer. See more shots from the New Orleans music scene on OffBeat’s Flickr page.