Fall Out Boy Spring Tour Dates

So here’s my problem: I’m incredibly nostalgic. And by nostalgic, I mean that I’m still in love with a band that I loved when I was an immature 12 year-old with severe identity issues. The band grew, the fanbase shrunk, and they decided to take a break because they were sick of each other. Then I was in my dorm bed this past winter, and Fall Out Boy was like, “yeah, we might as well make a new album and get back together.” Thanks, boys. Patrick, Pete, Joe and Andy are back at it and they’re going on a sold out tour for all us twenty-somethings fixated on our emotional issues of yesterday. Have most of our readers moved on from emo-pop-punk? Sure, but I know there’s a couple people out there who are at least a little nostalgic.

Fall Out Boy is going out on tour all across the states, and making a few stops up here in Canada. Your city may be sold out, but you never know if the venue will release some last minute holds. MVRemix will hopefully be covering the Montreal date on May 25th and bringing you a review shortly thereafter. Tickets may be available later on evenko’s website right here.

The dates are as follows, with the likes of Hollywood Holt, NK, and New Politics as openers – check your date for the specifics.

5/14 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
5/16 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
5/17 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
5/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
5/22 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
5/24 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
5/25 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
5/26 Boston, MA – HOB
5/28 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapid Theater
5/29 New York, NY – Terminal 5
5/30 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
5/31 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
6/1 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
6/2 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
6/4 Orlando, FL – HOB
6/5 Miami, FL – Fillmore
6/7 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
6/8 Dallas, TX – Palladium
6/9 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
6/11 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
6/13 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
6/15 Las Vegas, NV – HOB
6/16 San Francisco, CA – The Fox Theater
6/18 Portland, OR – Roseland
6/19 Seattle, WA – Sodo
6/20 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
6/22 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
6/23 Denver, CO – Ogden
6/25 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
6/26 St. Paul, MN – Myth
6/28 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
6/29 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
6/30 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

The Shins Spring Tour Dates

The Shins are still riding the success of Point of Morrow and are out on tour for a little bit this month. MVRemix saw them last August and Osheaga, and we were rather impressed. Though I’m still wondering when James Mercer is gonna get around to that Broken Bells followup. So if you wanna hear that “Simple Song” song live, here’s your chance! MVRemix will be covering the Montreal date next week on the 23rd – and you can still buy your tickets for that show right here on evenko’s website!

The rest of the dates are as follows:

05-17 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Fest
05-18 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
05-19 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
05-21 Cincinnati, OH – Horseshoe Casino
05-22 Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
05-23 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
05-25 Boston, MA – Boston City Hall Plaza
05-27 Richmond, VA – The National
05-28 Norfolk, VA – The Norva

Free Energy Announce New Spring Dates Making Stops @ Camp Bisco + Jubilee Music Festival, Sharing Stages w/ The Darkness, The Drums, The Black Lips

Gearing up to play Camp Bisco, Jubilee Music Festival and making many stops along the way, Free Energy is thrilled to share stages with The Darkness, The Drums & The Black Lips on a national in support of their sophomore album Love Sign out now!

Known for their 70s flecked bangers, epic guitar riffs, and just the right amount of cowbell, fans can get a taste of the live show by checking out the deliriously catchy “Hangin” and slowburning ballad “Dance All Night” as well as videos for cowbell-smacking album tracks “Electric Fever” and “Girls Want Rock”.

Free Energy can dominate any room with their energized songs and sincere crowd connection both on and off the stage. The band has performed with everyone from The xx and Mates of State to Hot Chip & Weezer. The band is planning to take a break from touring & head back into the studio soon, so be sure to experience it for yourself as they take their arena-sized sound to stages in a city near you!

Free Energy National Tour Dates
^ = w/ The Darkness

5/11 Wilmington, DE @ Wilmington Flower Market
5/13 Providence, RI @ Lupos ^
5/14 Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon ^
5/16 Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live (FREE SHOW) ^
5/18 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall ^
5/19 Montreal, QC @ Corona ^
6/7: Los Angeles, CA @ Jubilee Music Festival
w/ The Drums, The Black Lips
6/8: San Francisco, CA @ Slims
6/10: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6/11: Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Traven
6/13: Sacramento, CA @ Luigis
6/16: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
6/18: Denver, CO @ Moon Room
6/19: Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
6/20: Red Wing, MN @ Central Park Band Shell
6/21: Hager City, WI @ Harbor Bar
6/22: Minneapolis, MN @ Ten Thousand Sounds Festival w/ The Walkmen
7/13: Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco w/ RAD BANDS

Joy Kills Sorrow new EP (June 4) + song premiere + tour dates

“[The] five-piece Boston string band should make a big splash
on the acoustic-music scene…”—USA Today

“Subtle and snazzy, this new jack acoustic outfit merges bluegrass with jazz like it was the most natural combination in the world.”—Los Angeles Daily News

“…worthy of Grammy consideration.”—Folk Alley

Wide Awake, the highly anticipated new music from praised Boston-based string band Joy Kills Sorrow, will be released June 4 on Signature Sounds Recordings. The 7-song EP follows the ensemble’s sophomore release This Unknown Science (2011) which was lauded by Boston Globe as “on the cutting edge of acoustic,” while Acoustic Guitar describes the band as “accomplished virtuosos, and it shows in every note.” To support the release, Joy Kills Sorrow have confirmed tour dates throughout the summer. See reverse for details.

Joy Kills Sorrows is comprised of founding member Matthew Arcara (guitar), Emma Beaton (lead vocals), Wesley Corbett (banjo, vocals), Zoe Guigueno (bass, vocals), and Jacob Jollif (mandolin). Formed under the banner “a modern American string band,” the group first emerged out of Boston’s thriving folk music scene in 2005, releasing their self-titled debut album in 2007. Having collectively won various musicianship, songwriting and vocal awards, the band is an eclectic mix of musicians who have classical and/or jazz conservatory training. NPR Music hails, “with a foot firmly planted in its bluegrass roots…Joy Kills Sorrow’s influences from the worlds of jazz, pop, swing and rock are clearly felt in its polished arrangements.”

Wide Awake was co-produced by Joy Kills Sorrow and producer Dan Cardinal. Of the new EP, Arcara notes that it “represents new, fuller, thicker sound for Joy Kills Sorrow—we tried to capture the power of the band at full throttle. It’s a sound we have been after for a while…” and Beaton continues the music is “still deeply infused with our traditional roots, but takes one step further into the indie rock realm.” See full track listing on reverse.

Track Listing
1. Was It You
2. Get Along
3. Such Great Heights
4. Gold in the Deep
5. Working for the Devil
6. Jake
7. Enlistee

Joy Kills Sorrow Tour Dates
May 20 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Shines
May 21 Jackson, MS Hal and Mal’s
May 22 Baton Rogue, LA Mud and Water
May 23 Lafayette, LA The Blue Moon Saloon
May 25 Kerrville, TX Kerrville Folk Festival
May 28 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Performance Exchange
May 29 Albuquerque, NM Low Spirits
May 30 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum
May 31 Los Angeles, CA The Mint
June 2 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place
June 3 Berkeley, CA Freight and Salvage
June 4 Newberg, OR The Newberg Music Center
June 5 Bellingham, WA Green Frog Café Acoustic Tavern
June 6 Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theatre
June 7 Seattle, WA Fremont Abbey
June 9 Vancouver, Canada St. James Hall
June 10 Qualicum Beach, Canada Oceanside Community Church
June 15 Loveland, CO KUNC’s Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter
June 16 Palisada, CO Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival
July 3 New York, NY Madison Square Music
July 6 Portsmouth, NH Prescott Park Arts Festival
July 7 Cambridge, MA Club Passim
July 28 White Sulphur Springs, MT Red Ants Pants Music Festival
August 10 Huntington, VT Valley Stage Music Festival
August 16-18 Owen Sound, Canada Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival
September 8 Richmond, VA Modlin Center for the Arts
November 8 Athens, TN The Arts Center

Villagers June North-East tour dates

Villagers have announced a run of northeast North American dates in June in support of their acclaimed sophomore full-length, {Awayland}, which arrived in stores last month on Domino Records. Songwriter Conor J. O’Brien visited the U.S. release week, appearing on Fuse News, performing live on KEXP’s Morning Show with John Richards, and for an intimate Brooklyn performance at the Manhattan Inn, presented by BrooklynVegan and WFUV.

{Awayland}’s lead single, “Nothing Arrived” has received significant airplay across the continent, and was featured as XPN’s “My Morning Download”, April 9, while opening number, “My Lighthouse”, was KCRW’s “Today’s Top Tune”.The album cut, “The Waves,” has likewise been garnering attention, including Pitchfork who said, “‘The Waves’ is proof that Villagers are invested in becoming something more dangerous than they were on Jackal,” and the song was also featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered (min. 10).

Villagers – The Waves video (Live from Attica)

Tour Dates:

06/10 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

06/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

06/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

06/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café (WXPN Free At Noon)

06/15 – Toronto, ON @ Great Hall (NXNE)

The Numerators share new song & tour dates

This week, Suicide Squeeze has released a new 7″ from Texas jangle-psych freaks, The Numerators. You’ve heard “Dead” & now BrooklynVegan is streaming the b-side, “Finally Sees,” for which Noisey has just shared the accompanying video for the track. The Numerators are currently on tour, catch these misfits’ twisted garage psych freakouts this spring.

ABOUT THE NUMERATORS

George W. Bush. Cormac McCarthy novels. Chainsaw massacres. Texas has a reputation for being a grim place. Sure, there’s the rock n’ roll haven of Austin, the metropolitan hubs of Dallas and Houston, and the weird art commune of Marfa. But by and large, it’s a land of dry counties and conservatism. Which makes the demented psych garage of Lubbock’s The Numerators all the more compelling. Western Texas is perhaps the most inhospitable region of the state for a young band of misfits to combine a love of David Lynch’s twisted take on the ‘50s with a requisite dash of Lone Star homage to 13th Floor Elevators, yet somehow The Numerators have managed to thrive under such stark conditions. Now based in Brooklyn, the trio continues to belt out their hallucinatory reverb-drenched garage rock on their latest single for Suicide Squeeze. The “Dead” b/w “Finally Sees” 7” is limited to 500 copies (100 clear, 400 on black) with a free download code and is also available digitally worldwide. Pre order here.

NUMERATORS TOUR DATES

05/01 Memphis, TN – Murphy’s ^
05/02 Huntsville, AL – TBA &
05/03 Nashville, TN – TBA
05/04 Atlanta, GA – Star Bar *
05/05 Macon, GA – Fresh Produce Records
05/06 Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
05/07 Harrisonburg, VA – Blue Nile (
05/08 Richmond, VA – The Nile
05/09 Norfolk, VA – That’s How I Beat Shaq )
05/11 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium +
05/17 Brooklyn, NY – Secret Project Robot (Official 7″ release show) =

! = w/ Nude Dudes & Bababes
@ = w/ Teen Lover
# = WV White
$ = w/ Feelings & Mexicans Knives
% = w/ Twin Peakz & Street Rash
^ = w/ Toxie & Berkano
& = w/ Nightmare Boyzzz
* = w/ Vegan Coke, Faun and a Pan Flute & A.Grimes
( = w/ Surfing
) = w/ Bamm Bamm, Young Blood, Honorary Girl
+ = w/ Cosmonauts & The Garden & Habibi
= = w/ Flown & Juniper Rising

A- SIDE
“Dead”

B-SIDE
“Finally Sees”

Counting Crows & The Wallflowers Announce National Summer Tour @ NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, June 27

Fresh off the heels of their Australian and European tour, Counting Crows and The Wallflowers, who just came off a highly successful Eric Clapton arena tour, announced their U.S. summer tour. The 22-stop tour will make its way to Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on June 27th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 3rd at 10AM at Ticketmaster.com. Each band’s community will have access to tickets through a presale beginning April 25th.

Every ticket purchased will come with a copy of Counting Crows’ new live album Echoes of The Outlaw Roadshow. The album was recorded and mixed by Shawn Dealey, who worked with the band on their latest studio release Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). Complete track list as follows:

01 – Girl From the North Country
02 – Round Here
03 – Untitled (Love Song)
04 – Four Days
05 – Hospital
06 – Carriage
07 – Start Again
08 – I Wish I Was A Girl
09 – Sundays
10 – Mercury
11 – Friend of the Devil
12 – Rain King
13 – Le Ballet d’Or
14 – Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes To Hollywood)
15 – You Ain’t Goin Nowhere

Both Counting Crows and The Wallflowers are dynamic rock bands with fans all over the world and millions in album sales. The relationship between the two bands dates back to 1996 when Adam Duritz lent background vocals to the Wallflowers hit, “6th Avenue Heartache.”

Counting Crows –Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass) and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993. Their most recent album, Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), features a collection of 15 gorgeously rendered songs in which the modern rock mainstays honor global icons, indie-pop heroes, compelling up-and-comers and even their own seminal pre-Crows projects. The album was released April 10, 2012.

In the span of their career, Grammy-award winning The Wallflowers have released six studio and one compilation album. Their most recent studio album, Glad All Over, was released on October 9, 2013 after the band – Jakob Dylan (vocals), Rami Jaffee (keyboards), Greg Richling (bass), Stuart Mathis (guitar) and Jack Irons (drums) – announced the end of their hiatus in November 2011.

Manhattan Center is located centrally in mid-town Manhattan
at 311 West 34th Street, with prime access to all transportation
and is comprised of the following:

Hammerstein Ballroom: with a concert capacity of 3,500, Hammerstein Ballroom combines a magnificent, century old former opera house with fully integrated 21st century media and entertainment production technology. One of New York’s most elegant and versatile special event destinations, Hammerstein Ballroom is the venue of choice for corporate event planners, producers, and show promoters.

Grand Ballroom: with a concert capacity of 1,200, Grand Ballroom integrates elegance and grandeur with a state-of-the-art concert sound system. Located 7 floors directly above Hammerstein Ballroom, Grand Ballroom is a luxuriously appointed ballroom perfect for banquets, award shows, benefits, television productions, product launches, receptions, and fashion shows.

Recording Studios: Manhattan Center has operated two world-class recording studios since the early1990s. Studio 4 is affectionately called “The Log Cabin” by the many producers, engineers, composers, and musician who call it home. Studio 7 is a superb control room connected to Grand Ballroom, where countless orchestral film scores, classical recordings, and performances have been immortalized.

Television Studios: Television Studios at Manhattan Center are fully HD. The two principal studios (TV1 and TV2) easily accommodate both stage and studio audiences.TV1 and TV2 are self-contained studios complete with private lobbies, green rooms, dressing rooms, hair and make-up facilities, turnkey production offices, adjacent editing suites, and production support spaces.

Team Spirit Announces Spring Tour with Peace * Debut EP Out Now

Team Spirit Announces Spring Tour With Peace Debut Self-Titled EP Out Today On VICE Records / WBR

Team Spirit are thrilled to announce their US Spring tour with Peace. The Brooklyn rock band, fronted by former Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy, just wrapped up select dates with The Joy Formidable. Starting April 30th, Team Spirit will be supporting UK buzz band/NME cover darlings Peace for dates across the US in support of their self-titled debut EP, which came out last week on VICE Records / Warner Bros. Records. Check out the band’s new video for “Jesus He’s Alright” below.

The band is available for press. EP Release Party and performance in NYC at Swat Bar next Thursday, April 25th. Album downloads and guest list available upon request.

“Jesus, He’s Alright” Official Video on YouTube

‘Team Spirit’ EP Tracklisting

01 Jesus He’s Alright!
02 MRDR It’s Ok
03 Fuck The Beach
04 Teenage Love
05 Phenomenon

Confirmed North American Tour Dates:

EP Release Party:

04.25 – Swat Bar, 59 Canal St – New York, NY
21+, $10 at the door (no advance tix), doors at 9pm.

With Peace:

05.30 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
05.31 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
06.01 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
06.03 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
06.05 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
06.06 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
06.08 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
06.10 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
06.11 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
06.12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
06.13 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

“Brooklyn’s Team Spirit offer up a component that few of their compatriots are wiling to exude: pure grime.” -Consequence Of Sound

“Team Spirit is Hellbent on making all current British guitar rock bands sound like unfit wankers.” – The Boston Phoenix

“Crunchy power-pop garage rock… with its sixties-style wordless sing-alongs, wandering bassline, and infinitely catchy guitar riffs. Check it out.” -Pretty Much Amazing

Caveman announce new tour dates with Rogue Wave + tomorrow Barnes & Noble “Upstairs At The Square” 4/18

photo credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

CAVEMAN Announce New Tour Dates with Rogue Wave
(tour details below)

Tomorrow: Play Barnes & Noble’s “Upstairs at the Square” in New York
(FREE: Thursday 4/18 @ 7pm)

Today, Caveman announce going on the road with Rogue Wave in June. Before that they’ll play the Sasquatch Festival (more tour dates to be announced). Tomorrow evening, Thursday April 18th, the band plays a free acoustic set at Barnes & Noble’s “Upstairs at the Square” alongside Hemlock Grove’s Brian McGreevy. This New York appearance at Union Square’s Barnes & Noble is fresh off the heels of their sold out Webster Hall homecoming album release show.

On their self-titled sophomore album, New York’s Caveman stretch their legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions. Their highly anticipated return came out on April 2nd via Fat Possum Records. On the day of release, Caveman entered at #2 most added album in the CMJ charts, right after Postal Service, and it’s received glowing praise from critics and fans alike.

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.

It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

“We all went up to Jimmy’s grandmother’s place in New Hampshire,” says singer Matthew Iwanusa. “That’s where the new record kind of started. It was literally the attic of her barn, lit up by Christmas lights. We’d all sit in this one room together and one by one we’d all go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises possible. It actually felt kind of like a weird breakthrough. We were all confident and comfortable enough with each other to try out these experiments, which extended itself into the making of the new record…which is really just an evolution of this vibe that we’d been cultivating for long time.”

With that, the guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm—a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.

As a result, the guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album.

And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

Caveman live:
* w/ Rogue Wave
4/18 – New York, NY @ Barnes and Noble “Upstairs at the Square” 7pm (FREE)
5/7 – New York, NY @ The AMP Awards for Music and Sound (private event/info on request)
5/23-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
6/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House *
6/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio *
6/19 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
6/20 – Cambridge, MA @ the Sinclair *
6/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
6/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
6/23 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre *
6/25 – Toronto, ON @ the Mod Club *
6/26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
6/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *

Recent praise for Caveman:
“…dreamily rendered, deftly executed pop-rock is the stuff of painstaking craftsmanship and creative relentlessness.” – NPR

“…their command of pace results in a climax that feels natural and earned. But the real star of “In the City” is lead singer Matthew Iwanusa, whose voice has an unexpected, striking richness. He demands attention, even in the midst of a weighty arrangement; if Caveman continues to embrace a more expansive sound, he’ll continue to shine.” – Pitchfork

“New Wave daydreamers…Caveman’s earth-toned synth tunnel for “Where’s the Time.” Dusty chamber-folk rarely sways so effortlessly.” – SPIN

“…a rich, artful lullaby” – Fader

Caveman – CAVEMAN tracklisting:
01 — Strange to Suffer
02 — In the City
03 — Shut You Down
04 — Where’s the Time
05 — Chances
06 — Over My Head
07 — Ankles
08 — Pricey
09 — I See You
10 — I Never Want to Know
11 — The Big Push

CAVEMAN is:
Jeff Berrall – bass, backing vocals
James Carbonetti – guitar
Sam Hopkins – keys, backing vocals
Matthew Iwanusa – vocals, guitar, percussion
Stefan Marolachakis – drums, backing vocals

ZZ Ward Announces Summer Tour and Festival Run Two New Tracks Featured on Exclusive Record Store Day 7″ Release

Stream ‘Grinnin’ In Your Face’

Stream ‘Everybody Wants to Be Famous’

On the heels of her successful Fire and Shine tour, with sold-out shows in nearly every market, and a buzzworthy return to SXSW, alternative blues-soul singer ZZ Ward has announced her plans for a summer tour and festival run. The tour will kick off in Boise, ID on May 28 and include performances at some of the most anticipated music festivals including Firefly and Sasquatch, where she’ll be performing alongside the likes of The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, and more. An eclectic and innovative performer, Ward’s mix of backporch blues and gritty hip-hop beats has been resonating with both fans and critics alike. Said MTV at a recent SXSW performance, “Instead of a pic of @zzward at @MTV @VH1 @CMT #sxsw showcase, here’s the corner I’m crying into because she’s so good.” Tickets for the tour go on-sale April 20th and a full list of dates is below.

Ward is also is set to make her mark on this year’s Record Store Day with an exclusive 7″ vinyl (shown above with a vintage photo of ZZ when she’s 11 years old), featuring two previously unreleased recordings. On the A-side is a live cut from ZZ’s sold-out show at the Troubadour and a cover of Mississippi blues singer and guitarist Son House’s song ‘Grinnin’ in Your Face.’ ZZ says about the song, “I enjoy paying homage to my love of the blues when I cover Son House at my shows.” Listen to the cover and read an interview with ZZ at Interview Magazine. On the B-side is a song that ZZ says, “makes you want to drive around listening to it on a summer night with the top down,” called ‘Everybody Wants To Be Famous,’ which is an unreleased cut from her album sessions and another collaboration with Neff-U. Listen to the song premiere at Idolator. The exclusive vinyl will be a limited release on this year’s Record Store Day, April 20.

Appearances on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, Last Call with Carson Daly and VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live,” keep ZZ in the public eye while her songs continue to be prominently featured in such hits as Nashville, The Voice, ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and MTV’s Awkward.

ZZ Ward On Tour

5/18 Forth Worth, TX – Forth Worth Music Festival

5/24 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Festival [The Gorge]

5/28 Boise, ID – Neurolux

5/29 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

5/31 Ozark, AR – Wakarusa Festival [Mulberry Mountain]

6/01 Memphis, TN – Newby’s

6/02 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen

6/04 Orlando, FL – The Social

6/05 Tampa, FL – Royal Room at the Ritz Ybor

6/07 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

6/08 Charleston, SC – The Pour House

6/09 Norfolk, VA – Harborfest [Town Point Park]

6/11 Harrisburg, PA – Fed Live

6/13 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

6/14 Atlantic City, NJ – The Social [Revel Resort & Casino]

6/15 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

6/17 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall

6/19 San Diego, CA – KPRI/Green Flash Series [Birch Aquarium]

6/22 Dover, DE – Firefly Festival [Dover International Speedway]

6/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

6/25 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme

6/26 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater

6/29 Kansas City, KS – Kanrocksas [Kansas Speedway]

7/04 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest [Henry Majer Festival Park]

7/06 Sioux City, IA – Saturday In the Park [Grandview Park]

7/08 Lansing, MI – Common Grounds [Adabo Riverfront Park]

7/20 Oakville, CA – Mondavi Winery

8/10 Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Blues & Roots [Deer Lake]

8/30 Milwaukee, WI – Harley Davidson Anniversary [Henry Majer Festival Park]