Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dawes Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour With Blitzen Trapper

Dawes has confirmed a fall tour, which they will be co-headlining with Blitzen Trapper.   The 29-date tour kicks off on October 7th in Petaluma, CA, and will hit major cities across the US and Canada. This tour follows the June release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Nothing Is Wrong. Rolling Stone raves that the members of Dawes are "the most promising purveyors of new-school country folk...so authentically vintage." The full list of tour dates is below.


Since the release of their debut album, 'North Hills' (which featured the breakout anthem, "When My Time Comes"), an extraordinary record that was released quietly and soon became regarded among critics and fans across the country as a classic and must-own favorite, Dawes has toured non-stop and earned a reputation for their road warrior work ethic along with their passionate and epic live performances.


So much so in fact, that Dawes was recently hand-picked by legends Robbie Robertson (The Band) and Jackson Browne to serve the backing band for their respective projects; performing with Robertson on some special TV performances (Late Night with David Letterman, The View, and The Jools Holland Show) and with Browne on a recent European tour.


According to Robertson: "They're really good and they're a band - it's different than just getting a bunch of individual musicians and trying to make them click and blend. They're all at the top of their game...they know what works. I appreciate a young band with a broad horizon. Dawes is that in spaces."


Browne states: "Dawes are an incredible young band. Their singer, Taylor Goldsmith, is a brilliant songwriter with very hip lyrics. He and his brother Griffin have one of those great familial harmony blends. You can't mention a record that these guys haven't listened to."


Prior to the Fall tour, Dawes will head out on a month-long sold-out tour with GRAMMY Award winning, Alison Krauss and Union Station.


The response to Nothing Is Wrong has been excellent. Paste Magazine declared, "they stand on the cusp of becoming a force to be reckoned with for years to come," while American Songwriter admired how "Dawes' second album succeeds on its own terms...capturing the quartet's vibrant musical rapport and chops." "In two short years," noted Relix, "Dawes has emerged as one of the finest bands in the burgeoning neo-folk scene." The Philadelphia Inquirer called the album "wise and touching...a bittersweet treat," while the Chicago Sun-Times was taken by its "finely crafted modern country-rock."


Dawes and Blitzen Trapper will release a free six-song EP available for download and blog posting (visit www.dawestheband.com for embeddable widget). The EP consists of three Dawes songs and three Blitzen Trapper songs.


Each band will launch a joint pre-sale on Friday, August 5th at 10 AM EST prior to the public on-sale on Friday, August 12th (check local outlets for respective times).


By purchasing tickets directly from either band's website, fans will be allowed to:


-Add an exclusive tour t-shirt, only available with purchase of tickets online, that won't be available at shows


-Add albums (digital, CD, or Vinyl) at discounted prices.



Tour Dates:


August 2nd - New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre   

August 3rd - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre

August 5th - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook Pavilion

August 6th - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theatre

August 7th - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap

August 9th - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest

August 10th - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's

August 11th - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre

August 12th - Asheville, NC - The Biltmore

August 13th - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre

August 14th - East Hampton, NY - Music to Know Festival

August 19th - St. Augustine, FL - Augustine Amphitheatre

August 20th - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - AuRene Theatre

August 21st - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

August 23rd - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds

August 24th - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa

September 1st - Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Pier (Free Show)

September 2nd - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September 3rd - Beaver Creek, CO - Vilar Performing Arts Center

September 4th - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Gardens

September 17th - Bristol, VA - Bristol Rhythm & Roots

September 18th - Bristol, VA - Bristol Rhythm & Roots

September 20th - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall

September 21st - Nashville, TN - Next Big Nashville

September 22nd - Birmingham, AL - Workplay

September 23rd - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre

September 24th - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29

October 1st - Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth Music Festival

October 7th Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre

October 8th Santa Barbara, CA - SoHo

October 9th Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up

October 10th Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

October 11th - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Sol Live

October 13th Dallas, TX - Club Dada

October 14th Utopia, TX - Utopia Fest    

October 15th Baton Rouge, LA - Manship Theatre

October 18th Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

October 19th Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge

October 20th Louisville, KY Headliner's

October 21st Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

October 22nd Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle      

October 24th Washington, DC - Black Cat

October 26th New York, NY - Webster Hall    

October 27th Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts

October 28th Boston, MA - Royale

October 30th Toronto, ON - Opera House

November 1stCleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

November 2nd Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College

November 3rd Chicago, IL - The Metro

November 4th Minneapolis, MN - First Ave

November 5th - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall

November 7th Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre

November 10th - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
November 11th 
Seattle, WA - The Neptune

November 13th Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre

November 15th San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore


-7/27 - 8/21 and 9/2-4 supporting Alison Krauss and Union Station, except 8/14 which is festival AND 8/10 which is Dawes headline

-Caleb Caudle supports 8/10

-Robert Ellis supports 8/23 and 8/24

-9/1 Sonny & the Sunsets support

-9/20 - 9/24 supporting M. Ward, except 9/22 co-headline with David Mayfield Parade

-Jonny Corndawg plays 1st of 3 on 9/21

-10/7 - 11/17 co-headline with Blitzen Trapper, except 10/13 and 14 which are festivals

-10/7 - 10/26 Smoke Fairies open except 10/24

-10/27 - 11/15 The Belle Brigade opens except 11/4

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