Rhode Island trio The Low Anthem will embrace an exciting new decade by headlining their first North American tour in March and April and making their US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday, January 14th. They will also spend much of February supporting The Avett Brothers on the road.

2009 was a benchmark year for The Low Anthem: they toured for the larger part of it behind their Nonesuch debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, which was named Magnet’s #1 Album of 2009, UNCUT’s “Americana Album of the Year,” and Boston Music Awards’ “Album of the Year.” The record figured prominently on year-end lists in Paste, MOJO, Q Magazine, and Uncut. It was also a New York Times Critic’s Pick, and NPR’s Bob Boilen coined the song “Charlie Darwin” one of the best of the year. The nearly ceaseless tour included stints with Ray Lamontagne, Elvis Perkins, and Josh Ritter, as well as festival stops at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and Newport Folk, among others.

On a short break from the road, the band has been busy working on the followup to Charlie Darwin, holing up in an abandoned pasta sauce factory in Central Falls, RI. The band is no stranger to recording in unique spaces, having ferried 27+ instruments over to Block Island, RI in January 2008 for the recording of Darwin. You can follow their updates at the band’s website. On January 31st, The Low Anthem will also premiere their new weekly radio show on WOXY called the “Trala-Lala Radio Hour w/ The Low Anthem.” The show will be at 10am ET on Sundays, 8pm ET Mondays. They will keep up their radio streak with a performance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” when they’ come through LA on tour.

In keeping with their forward momentum, Ben Knox Miller also recently collaborated on Anais Mitchell’s upcoming album, Hadestown, alongside Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Greg Brown. Ani DiFranco and the Haden Triplets (Petra, Rachel, and Tanya). The band’s gorgeous stop-motion video for “Charlie Darwin” was also premiered by Stereogum, whose write-up said, “If you’re unfamiliar with the group, fans of Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes should take note. Fans of Low, too.”

Thu. 1/14 New York, NY The Late Show with David Letterman
Fri. 1/15 New York, NY Abrons Art Center Festival of New Trumpet Music
Wed. 1/27 Belfast, N. IRELAND Black Box Theatre SOLD OUT
Thu. 1/28 Glasgow, SCOTLAND Old Fruitmarket – Celtic Connections
Sat. 1/30 Brussels, BELGIUM Ancienne Belgique
Sun. 1/31 Groningen, NETHERLANDS Vera
Mon. 2/01 Frankfurt, GERMANY Mousonturm
Tue. 2/02 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Paradiso
Wed. 2/03 Berlin, GERMANY Frannz Club
Thu. 2/04 Dresden, GERMANY Beatpol
Fri. 2/05 Ottersum, NETHERLANDS Culture Podium Roepaen
Sun. 2/07 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham
Mon. 2/08 Dublin, IRELAND Whelan’s SOLD OUT
Tue. 2/09 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Thu. 2/11 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue. 2/23 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
Wed. 2/24 Athens, OH* Ohio University – Memorial Auditorium*
Fri. 2/26 Ithaca, NY State Theatre*
Sat. 2/27 Cleveland, OH House of Blues* SOLD OUT
Sun. 2/28 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room*
Tues. 3/02 Columbia, MO Missouri Theatre*
Wed. 3/03 Midwest City, OK Rose State College*
Fri. 3/05 Minneaapolis, MN First Avenue* SOLD OUT
Sat. 3/06 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom*
Sun. 3/07 Chicago, IL House of Blues*
Tue. 3/09 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre *
Thu. 3/11 Washington, DC Kennedy Center (Free)
Thu. 3/11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club (Late Show)
Fri. 3/12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Sat. 3/13 Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Sun. 3/14 Atlanta, GA TBD
Mon. 3/15 Nashville, TN Belcourt
Wed. 3/17 Austin, TX SXSW
Thu. 3/18 Austin, TX SXSW
Fri. 3/19 Austin, TX SXSW
Sat. 3/20 Austin, TX SXSW
Mon. 3/22 Santa Fe, NM Brewing Company
Tue. 3/23 Tucson, AZ Plush
Wed. 3/24 Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet Theatre
Thu. 3/25 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre
Fri. 3/26 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Sun. 3/28 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Tue. 3/30 Vancouver, BC St. James Cathedral
Wed. 3/31 Seattle Crocodile
Fri. 4/02 Salt Lake City, UT State Room
Sat. 4/03 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Mon. 4/05 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter Presents at Huckleberry’s
Tue. 4/06 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Wed. 4/07 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Sat. 4/10 Toronto, ON Church of the Redeemer
Mon. 4/12 Montreal, QC Gesu
Wed. 4/14 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri. 4/16 Brooklyn, NY Bell House
Sat. 4/17 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Ballroom

*w/Avett Brothers

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