Dawes Announce First Leg of North American Tour

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Dawes Announce First Leg of North American Tour

In 2016, Dawes released their fifth studio album, cheerfully titled We’re All Gonna Die. A collection of thoughtful songs, many with themes less foreboding than the album’s title would suggest, We’re All Gonna Die premiered in September of 2016—right before all hell broke loose in November. Their new record, Passwords, which is out via the band’s own HUB Records on June 22, is a forthcoming response to modern times, perhaps even to the chaos that has ensued since that hectic November. Monday, the California-based folk rockers announced a North American tour in support of Passwords, dates for which you can find below.

They announced the new album in April, followed by the release of two singles: “Living In The Future,” which has an accompanying music video, and “Crack The Case.” These new glimpses at Passwords closely resemble older Dawes music lyrically, hearkening back to something like the all-encompassing commentary of “A Little Bit Of Everything,” off their 2011 record “Nothing Is Wrong.” Musically, however, Dawes are taking a leap, employing the once-futuristic synth (maybe for the first time ever?) on “Living In The Future.”

In addition to their headlining tour, Dawes are opening for Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra on several dates, including one at Madison Square Garden. Like their last “Evening With Dawes” tour, Dawes will play two sets with no opener during their headlining performances. Again, you can find all of Dawes’ tour dates below.

Revisit our review of We’re All Gonna Die right here. You can also dig into some vintage Dawes with their Daytrotter Session from all the way back in 2009 below.

Dawes Tour Dates:

August
02 – Oakland, Calif @ Oracle Arena*
04 – Los Angeles, Calif.@ The Forum*
05 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum*
10 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center*
12 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Rustic
13 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center*
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Allstate Arena*
16 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena*
17 – Wellston, Minn @ Hoxeyville Music Festival^
18 – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre*
24 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Wells Fargo Center*

September
07 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
08 – Maquoketa, Iowa @ Codfish Hollow
09 – Kalamazoo, Minn. @ State Theatre
11 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue
12 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Stage AE
14 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
15 – Fredericton, N.B., Canada @ Harvest Jazz And Blues Festival^
16 – Canton, Mass. @ Festival on the Farm ^
18 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall
19 – Red Bank, N.J. @ Count Basie Theatre
20 – Cary, N.C. @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre w/ Old Crow Medicine Show 
22 – Franklin, Tenn. @ Pilgrimage Festival ^
23 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
28 – Reno, Nev. @ Cargo Concert Hall
29 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Farm to Fork Festival ^
30 – Portland, Ore. @ Revolution Hall

October
01 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox
03 – Eugene, Ore. @ HiFi Music Hall
04 – Petaluma, Calif. @ Mystic Theatre
29 – San Diego, Calif. @ Observatory North Park
30 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
31 – Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rialto Theatre

November
02 – Austin, Texas @ Stubbs
04 – Houston, Texas @ The Heights Theatre
06 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Jones Assembly
07 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
09 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
13 – Richmond, Va. @ The National
14 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground

(* w/ Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra)
(^ Festival Date)

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