Nickel Creek has announced the "Farewell (For Now) Tour.” It begins on April 12 in Savannah, Ga., with dates set until the end of May, although the band says it plans to add more shows to the schedule throughout the summer and early fall. After the last show, Nickel Creek will be on hiatus indefinitely.
The band says that the decision to break up is to make time for each members' growth as individual musicians, and to pursue solo projects and new collaborations.
Mandolinist Chris Thile recently released How To Grow A Woman From The Ground, a collection of bluegrass originals and covers. Siblings Sean and Sara Watkins host the "Watkins Family Hour" in Hollywood and perform on their own. Sean's latest solo effort, Blinders On, was released last year.
Since its 2000 debut, Nickel Creek has been recognized on multiple levels for musical innovations, including a Grammy for "Best Contemporary Folk Album" for the 2002 release, This Side.
Official “Farewell For Now” Tour Dates:
12 - Savannah, Ga. @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts
13 - Live Oak, Fl. @ Wanee Festival
15 - Mobile, Ala. @ Saenger Theater
17 - Clinton, Miss. @ Mississippi College Coliseum
19 - New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
20 - Houston, Texas @ Meridian
21 - Helotes, Texas @ Floores Country Store
23 - Santa Fe, N.M. @ Lensic Performing Arts Center
24 - Flagstaff, Ariz. @ Orpheum Theater
26 - Mesa, Ariz. @ Mesa Arts Center
27 - Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Festival
28 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield
29 - Reno, Nev. @ Grand Sierra Casino
1 - Redding, Calif. @ Cascade Theatre
2 - San Luis Obispo, Calif. @ Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center
3 - Bakersfield, Calif. @ Fox Theater
5 - Indio, Calif. @ Stagecoach Festival
6 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Crest Theater
7 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
10 - Seattle, Wa. @ Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
11 - Boise, Idaho @ Morrison Center for the Arts
12 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Abravanel Hall
2 - Pagosa Springs, Colo. @ Four Corners Folk Festival
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