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Clare and the Reasons Join Van Dyke Parks for Fall Tour


Brooklyn-based Clare and the Reasons, fronted by Clare and Olivier Manchon, will be heading on the road with the legendary Van Dyke Parks for a fall tour. The concerts will offer a set from Clare and the Reasons, followed by a set from Van Dyke Parks, backed by the Reasons. Parks will perform new renditions of songs from the beloved “Song Cycle” as well as newly written songs, never before performed live.

The two recently performed their double-bill concerts at Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in the UK, Paradiso in Amsterdam and played a string of dates together last February on the west coast.

Most recently, both artists have been indulging their orchestral sides, as Parks played Roskilde with a symphony orchestra and Clare and the Reasons played with members of the Orchestre de Paris, the Paris Opera, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Royal Swedish Philharmonic. Clare and the Reasons will tour Europe later in the fall, including a performance with a symphony orchestra in Paris.

Collaboratively, the two are developing a project with an orchestra that Parks has been working on for over a decade: highlighting Depression Era radio music, with focus on songs never brought to disc or digital release. Aiming for symphonic arenas, it’ll feature the arranging skills of Parks and Olivier Manchon.

Just before the tour, Clare and the Reasons will be sent to Paris by Vogue Magazine to perform at Paris Fashion Week. In time for the tour, Clare and the Reasons will be releasing a digital live album in September, recorded in Amsterdam. Clare and the Reasons and Van Dyke Parks will also be giving away a collaborative live track, the classic Harry Nilsson song “He Needs Me.” In between all this, Clare and the Reasons are perfecting the art of making Kale chips and bee-keeping.

Clare and the Reasons & Van Dyke Parks Tour Dates:
9.22 – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Museum of Art
9.23 – Cincinnati, OH – Blue Wisp
9.24 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
9.25 – Grand Rapids, MI – Ladies Literary Center
9.26 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
9.28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum
9.29 – Toronto, ON – Music Gallery
9.30 – Montreal – Ukrainian Federation (Pop Montreal)
10.1 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
10.2 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
10.3 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe
10.6 – Grantham, PA – Messiah College (Clare and the Reasons solo)

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