In a sort of love letter to her hometown, Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan has announced Snail Mail’s Valentine Fest, a five-day residency taking place in her hometown of Baltimore, at Ottobar. It is the indie rocker’s first time playing her hometown in almost five years, and will take place from Feb. 10-14, 2023. It had originally been planned for this year, but had to be canceled due to Jordan’s vocal cord surgery.
The festival will feature multiple bands every night, which Jordan explains to Variety, “We have some fucking insane bands on there, one of them I’m pretty sure is getting back together just for this. The idea was to have a new band that we are friends with and admire as the first opener, a legend as the second and then Snail Mail. So the lineup would be the future, the past and the present.” The announcement included a brightly drawn poster by Corrinne James, which contains clues as to who some of these bands might be. The lineup has yet to be announced, but listeners have plenty of opportunities to guess.
About the Ottobar, Jordan laughingly told Variety, “I punched a hole in the wall in the green room one time but it’s all patched up now. It feels like no matter where you’re at in your career, you play the Ottobar, it’s really homey and I love that place.” It will indeed be a lovefest to remember, as the lineup includes musicians Jordan has worked with before, and holds a lot of respect for. The fest comes after the 2021 release of her acclaimed album, Valentine.
Find Jordan’s touring schedule below, and keep an eye out for tickets to Valentine Fest, on sale this Friday.
Snail Mail Tour Dates:
11 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre w/ Turnstile – SOLD OUT
12 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center w/ Turnstile – SOLD OUT
14 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy w/ Turnstile
16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE w/ Turnstile – SOLD OUT
17 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Turnstile – SOLD OUT
19 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner w/ Turnstile – SOLD OUT
20 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner w/ Turnstile – SOLD OUT
21 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live w/ Turnstile
10 – Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11 – Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12 – Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
13 – Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
14 – Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar