"In the last five years that I’ve had the opportunity of being on The Revival Tour, it’s been nothing but an invigorating breath of fresh air amongst the sea of live music out there today,” explains Americana singer/songwriter Chuck Ragan about the musical and cultural collaborative phenomenon that he helped create. “The revolving showcase of real music by real people in a simple grassroots fashion seems it originated in the old days from families and communities sharing music together, this is the simple ethic in live music events that we aim to revive.” The UK and European edition this Fall kicks off with a multi-national collection of amazing storytellers in Ragan, American singer/songwriter Cory Branan (who played on this past Spring’s US edition), Western Australia’s Emily Barker, Canada’s Jay Malinowski from reggae band Bedouin Soundclash and Texan Rocky Votolato.
We’re so excited to announce the US Revival Tour 2012!
“The most unique element of The Revival Tour is the camaraderie that it’s based on and the collaborations that are bred from that essence,” explains Americana singer/songwriter and original tour organizer Chuck Ragan. Borne from the rich folk tradition of giving and openness and propelled by an innate need to tell a story in its naked acoustic state, The Revival Tour begins its fifth year with a company of amazing storytellers in Ragan, Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio, The Emergency Room), and longtime Lucero collaborator Cory Branan, Tommy Gabel (Against Me!), and renowned singer/songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff. Sponsored by Daytrotter, Paste Magazine,Ernie Ball and Brixton Clothing, The Revival Tour kicks on March 20th in Dallas, TX, making a stop at Austin’s South By Southwest Music Festival, before circling around North America including Canada, adding many surprise guests along the way (tour dates below).
Loosely structured in the form of old-fashioned folk musician get-togethers, The Revival Tour is an ensemble collective in which the participating musicians collaborate and jam, frequently creating unique and inspired once-in-a-lifetime moments of brilliance – often multiple times in a single night. “I love the volatile, steel-strung, structureless by design, hydra-headed Revival Tour,” says Cory Branan. “I’m stoked as hell to be involved. I always wanted to join a gang!”
Two-time Revival Tour veteran Dan Andriano adds, “I’m just happy to be a part of this again. The time I had with The Revival Tour overseas last Fall was one of the best I’ve ever had. The music, the fellowship, the camaraderie… basically everything Chuck has been building over the past years is, to me, what touring and songwriting is all about. So to be asked to be a part of that again here in the U.S. is a real honor… We’re gonna have a good time!”
Tickets will be available beginning at 10:00am EST today (February 1st) at www.therevivaltourtix.com, and to make the tour even more special, four separate presale packages
In celebration of this year’s tour, wewill be releasing a very limited edition die cut 7” on April 3, 2012 in the shape of a saw blade. Featuring two unreleased tracks from Chuck Ragan’s Covering Ground recording sessions (“Field Holler” and “Live By the Sword”), an exclusive red version of the vinyl will only be available with pre-order tickets for The Revival Tour.
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Check out the full list of dates below and get your tickets NOW!
3/20 Dallas, TX @ Trees*
3/21 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Hall*
3/22 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
3/23 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
3/24 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
3/25 Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Jack Rabbits*
3/27 Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre*
3/28 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
3/29 Providence, RI @ Ballroom/Fete Music*
3/30 NYC, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
3/31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*
4/1 Boston, MA @ The Middle East*
4/2 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electrique+
4/3 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace+
4/4 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place+
4/5 Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre+
4/6 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop+
4/7 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick+
4/9 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge**
4/10 Rock Island, IL @ RIBCO++
4/11 Omaha, NE @ Slow Down++
4/12 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall++
* Chuck Ragan, Tom Gabel, Dan Andriano, Cory Branan
** Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, Cory Branan
+ Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, Nathaniel Rateliff
++ Chuck Ragan, Tom Gabel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Cory Brannan