Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gillian Welch Announces North American Tour

Gillian Welch has confirmed the first leg of a North American tour.  Welch and David Rawlings will play 31 cities in July and August, beginning July 6 in Santa Cruz, CA and ending August 28 in Charleston, SC.  In addition, they will play the High Sierra Music Festival on June 30 as well as the Vancouver Folk Festival and the Newport Folk Festival.  More dates will be added in the fall, including the already announced Austin City Limits Festival in September.      


The tour is in support of Welch's new record, The Harrow & The Harvest, which is due to be released on June 28. The Harrow & The Harvest, "is a new Southern sound," writes Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, "with the sort of songs you wouldn't be surprised to hear issuing from some verdant, wooded hollow in Appalachia;  Songs you'd expect to hear hollered from an Asheville grange hall, all too late in the evening.  Songs with the wry humor of the back porch.  Listen to this record with the lights low.  Listen to it on an old radio, cradled next to your ear."


The complete list of dates is below: 


Thu Jun-30                    Quincy, CA                     High Sierra Music Festival                       


Wed Jul-06                    Santa Cruz, CA               Cocoanut Grove Ballroom                      


Thu Jul-07                     San Francisco, CA          Warfield Theatre                  


Sat Jul-09                      Grants Pass, OR              Rogue Theatre                            


Sun Jul-10                     Eugene, OR                    McDonald Theatre


Tue Jul-12                      Portland, OR                  Roseland Theater                           


Wed Jul-13                     Seattle, WA                    Moore Theatre                               


Fri Jul-15                       Vancouver, BC               Vancouver Folk Festival                


Sat Jul-16                      Olympia, WA                 Capitol Theatre               


Sun Jul-17                     Missoula, MT                 Wilma Theater                  


Wed Jul-20                     St. Paul, MN                  Fitzgerald Theater                         


Thu Jul-21                     Madison, WI                   Capitol Theatre               


Fri Jul-22                       Chicago, IL                     VIC Theatre                         


Sat Jul-23                      Royal Oak, MI                 Royal Oak Music Theatre


Mon Jul-25                    Toronto, ON                   Phoenix Concert Hall  


Sat Jul-30                      Newport, RI                     Newport Folk Festival                  


Tue Aug-02                   Bethesda, MD                 Music Center at Strathmore     


Wed Aug-03                  Raleigh, NC                   North Carolina Museum of Art  


Thu Aug-04                   Winston-Salem, NC      Ziggy's             


Fri Aug-05                     Asheville, NC                 The Orange Peel    


Sat Aug-06                     Atlanta, GA                    Variety Playhouse        


Thu Aug-11                   New Orleans, LA            Tipitinas Uptown                             


Fri Aug-12                     Birmingham, AL             Workplay Soundstage          


Sat Aug-13                     Huntsville,AL                 Von Braun Center Concert Hall


Sun Aug-14                    Athens, GA                     Georgia Theatre                             


Wed Aug-17                   Roanoke, VA                   Jefferson Cent/Shaftman Performance Hall


Thu Aug-18                    Charlottesville, VA          Paramount Theatre             


Fri Aug-19                     Richmond, VA                  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  


Sat Aug-20                     Charlotte, NC                   Knight Theater at Levine Cent. for the Arts 


Sun Aug-21                    Greenville, SC                  Peace Center Concert Hall             


Tue Aug-23                    Bristol, VA                        Paramount Center for the Arts 


Wed Aug-24                   Knoxville, TN                   Tennessee Theater             


Sat Aug-27                     Wilmington, NC                Winoca Festival - Battleship Park     


Sun Aug-28                    Charleston, SC                  Charleston Music Hall                      


Sat Sep-17                      Austin, TX                         ACL Festival



In the week leading up to release, 46 independent record stores across the country will be hosting special preview listening parties for The Harrow & The Harvest.  Here is the full list of stores:


Bull Moose Bangor                    Bangor, ME

Bull Moose Brunswick              Brunswick, ME

Bull Moose                                  Portland, ME

Bull Moose Portsmouth            Portsmouth, NH

Bull Moose Scarborough           Scarborough, ME

Cactus Music & Video               Houston, TX

CD Central                                  Lexington, KY

CD World                                    Eugene, OR

Criminal Records                       Atlanta, GA

Dearborn Music                         Dearborn, MI

Decatur CD                                 Decatur, GA

Disc Exchange                            Knoxville, TN

Down Home Records                El Cerrito, CA

Ear X-tacy                                    Louisville, KY

Earshot                                         Greenville, SC

Elderly Instruments                   Lansing, MI

Euclid Records                            St. Louis, MO

Fingerprints                                 Long Beach, CA

Good Records                              Dallas, TX

Grimey's                                       Nashville, TN

Harvest Records                         Asheville, NC

Homestead Pickin' Parl              Richfield, MN

Horizon                                        Greenville, SC

Landlocked Music                      Bloomington, IN

Love Garden Sounds                  Lawrence, KS

Music Millenium                         Portland, OR

Park Avenue CD                          Orlando, FL

Plan 9                                             Richmond, VA

Pure Pop Reco                              Burlington, VT

Ramalama Rec                              Toledo, OH

Shake It                                          Cincinnati, OH

Silver Platters                                Seattle, WA

Sonic Boom Records - Ballard    Seattle, WA

Sound Garden Baltimore             Baltimore, MD

Sound Garden Syracuse               Syracuse, NY

Streetlight Records - San Jose      San Jose, CA

Streetlight Records - Santa Cruz  Santa Cruz, CA

Strictly Discs                                   Madison, WI

Telegraph                                        New London, CT

The Executive Co. #6                     Milwaukee, WI

Twist & Shout                                Denver, CO

Vintage Vinyl Fords                      Fords, NJ

Waterloo                                         Austin, TX

Zia Enterprises, Inc. #70               Tucson, AZ

Zia Records #45                             Las Vegas, NV

Zia Records Tempe #20                Tempe, AZ



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