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Tomorrow marks the first day of our massive European tour, which will span the whole month of November! We’re playing all over the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Spain, Germany and The Netherlands on this trip. We sure hope that y’all can come out to a show near you and make it just as wonderful as our last tour in Europe!
Nearly 30 November Shows in Europe!
In the UK, we’ll play a bundle of shows starting November 2 in Nottingham, and moving along through Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. We’ll swing over to Ireland for a show in both Belfast and Dublin, before heading back to Great Britain for gigs in Manchester, Bristol and London!
Mid-November will take us to Brussels, Belgium and then on to France and Spain. In France, we’re looking forward to seven shows—we’ll perform at clubs inRouen, Cognac,Paris, Bordeaux,Angers and Euralille, as well as at Festival Blues Sur Seine in Mantes-la-Ville. This tour marks our first visit to Spain, where we’ll play in Barcelona, Madrid and Santander!
We’ll wrap up our November run with several dates in The Netherlands; due to demand, we have added a second performance in Amsterdam! Our fans in Holland can also catch us in Eindhoven,Rotterdam and Groningen.
We’ve also just announced a show in Berlin, Germany—we’re thrilled to play Imperial Club on November 26! Tickets are available here.
A Track on Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War
Due out in a few short days on November 5 is ATO Records’ Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War, which features a track from our bandleader entitled “Kingdom Come”. This comes as a huge honor, as Pokey’s track is set alongside songs from country legends Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Ralph Stanley, among many others. The compilation, produced by Hollywood music supervisor Randall Poster, includes two discs and 32 tracks of Civil War era ballads, dirges and battle hymns.
Read more about Divided & United in this feature from the Wall Street Journal. The compilation is available for a streaming preview on Garden & Gun and for pre-order on iTunes!
Just Announced: A Special St. Louis Show in December!
We’re pleased to let our wonderful hometown friends know that we’ll be playing a show in St. Louis around Christmas-time! On December 20, we will have the pleasure of a return performance at the Casa Loma Ballroom with the help of our good friends at KDHX.
Tickets are on sale today and are available at this link!
Our last show at the Casa Loma was unbelievable, with around 1,000 attendees and our closest friends and family out to support our album release (the photo below sums it up pretty well!). That night was truly special for us and we can’t wait to play that beautiful ballroom again.
Australia & New Zealand in March…
Another exciting international tour is on the horizon for early next year…comeMarch 2014, we’ll be jetting to the other side of the globe for a few weeks of touring in Australia and New Zealand!
We’ll perform at some excellent festivals, including WOMAD New Zealand (New Plymouth, NZ) and Port Fairy Folk Festival (Port Fairy, AU). Some club gigs in Wellington, Masterton and Auckland are also in the works, and we’ll even play on the grounds of the beautiful Black Barn Winery in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Not all of these shows are announced yet, so stay tuned for further updates!
Stay tuned for the next newsletter edition—a special, year-end corral of our favorite moments from 2013. Thank you for reading and as always, we can’t wait to see you out in your neck of the woods. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebookfor the most up-to-date news…
See you down the road!