This little bit of news just made our week. Now if they follow through on our request to form a super group with The Rosebuds in time for the Black Cat show, the universe will have truly achieved perfect harmony.Check out the press release below for on not just the tour, but the bands new album, "American Goldwing", which is scheduled to drop on September 13th...which isn't anywhere near soon enough for us.
BLITZEN TRAPPER ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH DAWES
LIMITED TICKET PRE-SALE STARTING AUGUST 5TH AT 10am EST
FREE SIX SONG SAMPLER AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
OUT SEPTEMBER 13th ON SUBPOP.COM or BLITZENTRAPPER.NET
Portland, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper is excited to hit the road in support of their upcoming album “American Goldwing” out September 13th on Sub Pop Records. Beginning October 7th in Petaluma, CA, the alt-country quintet who has been praised by The New York Times, Pitchfork, Filter and countless others for their captivating live performances, will embark on a six-week North America co-headlining tour with Dawes.
Blitzen Trapper and Dawes will release a free six-song sampler available for download and blog posting (visit www.blitzentrapper.net for details.) The sampler consists of 3 previously released songs from each band.
In addition, starting this Friday August 5th at 10am (EST,) both bands will make a limited number of tickets available for pre-sale through their respective websites (www.blitzentrapper.net or http://dawestheband.com) as well as an exclusive tour t-shirt and special discounts on catalogue and new material.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 12th (check local outlets for respective times). Complete list of tour dates below.
Pre-Order American Goldwing
Starting Friday, August 5th, the first 500 people who pre-order “American Goldwing” through wwww.subpop.com will receive a limited edition Blitzen Trapper key chain that was inspired by the open road-like nature of the album title, cover, and its songs. Pre-order here!
What People are saying about Blitzen Trapper:
Spin Magazineraves “part Pavement, part Grateful Dead, part Neil Young, these North Westerners' sound is a tasty rock 'n' roll Jamba Juice, and live they're spot-on: singer-guitarist Eric Earley leads frenetic, fist-pumping jams and somber acoustic ditties, often back-to-back.”Rolling Stone praises the band’s “ambling acoustic guitars, warm harmonies and vocalist Eric Earley's ragged growl” and devotion to“radically rearranging [their classic American music,] scuffing it up and refitting it to serve their own purposes.” The San Francisco Weekly goes on to say Earley “has the kind of musical ability that looks effortless from the crowd, a clear hankering for variety in his musical repertoire, and a knack for storytelling that would surely make [desert] island time fly.”
Stay tuned for more music and news!
TOUR DATES (more to be announced shortly):
October 7th Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
October 8th SoHo Santa Barbara, CA
October 9th Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
October 10th Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
October 13th Club Dada Dallas, TX
October 14th Utopia Fest Utopia, TX
October 15th Manship Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
October 18th Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
October 19th Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
October 20th Headliner’s Louisville, KY
October 21st Orange Peel Asheville, NC
October 22nd Cat’s Cradle Chapel Hill, NC
October 24th The Black Cat Washington, DC
October 26th Webster Hall New York, NY
October 27th The TLA Philadelphia, PA
October 28th Royale Boston, MA
October 30th Opera House Toronto, ON
November 1st Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
November 2nd Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI
November 3rd The Metro Chicago, IL
November 4th First Ave Minneapolis, MN
November 7th Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
November 11th The Neptune Seattle, WA
November 13th McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
November 15th The Fillmore San Francisco, CA