Dawes Announce Tour Dates with Alison Krauss, Playing Letterman In June

ATO Records is excited to announce that Dawes has confirmed 17 dates supporting Alison Krauss & Union Station. Beginning July 27 in Danbury, CT, the dates run through August 27, and include stops at New York’s Beacon Theatre, the Fox in Atlanta and two shows at The Ryman in Nashville. The complete list of tour dates is below.

Dawes has already begun their touring in support of their highly anticipated second album, Nothing Is Wrong. Due out on June 7, 2011, Nothing Is Wrong is the follow-up to the band’s 2009 debut, North Hills (featuring their breakout anthem, “When My Time Comes”), an extraordinary record that was released quietly and soon became regarded among critics and fans across the country as a classic and must-own favorite. A collection of songs that expertly builds upon the template laid by North Hills, Nothing Is Wrong sees Dawes displaying strong growth and evolution while still manifesting their distinctive, unforgettable voice. The band is confirmed to perform the first single from the new album, “Time Spent in Los Angeles,” on The Late Show with David Letterman in late June.

ATO Records and Dawes will be launching a unique pre-order campaign that will allow fans to purchase the record in advance of release date and receive an immediate digital download of an exclusive three-song promotional EP, entitled Suitcase, featuring “Time Spent In Los Angeles,” and two B-sides from the album sessions, “All My Failures” and “Strangers Getting Stranger.”

In addition, all pre-orders will automatically be entered-to-win a super deluxe grand prize suitcase loaded with the following items:

-Vintage 3′ x 2′ suitcase

-Double Gatefold packaging including photo collage and lyric insert

-CD version of album (sleeve without artwork)

-CD version of Suitcase EP (sleeve with full-color artwork)

-Series of 5 (5×7) black and white lithograph prints in commemorative brown paper jacket sleeve with band logo

-12×12 black and white photo print autographed by Dawes

-Digital download of video series featuring interview, candid, recording, and live performance footage

-Digital delivery of 11-track album in its entirety on 6/7/11 in premium DRM-free 320 kbps MP3, Apple Lossless, or FLAC files

-Grado 225i Prestige Series headphones

-WILL Leather Goods Hopper Messenger Bag and Slim Billfold Wallet

-Leather notebook with lyrics signed by Taylor Goldsmith

-Black album artwork t-shirt

Fans can also pre-order Nothing Is Wrong online via the band’s website in the following formats and pricing configurations (visit www.dawestheband.com for details):

· Deluxe LP (Limited Edition) + Immediate Download of Suitcase EP ($28.99/$40.99 w/ T-Shirt)

· Double LP + Immediate Download of Suitcase EP ($18.99/$30.99 w/ T-Shirt)

· CD + Immediate Download of Suitcase EP ($12.99/$24.99 w/ T-Shirt)

· Digital + Immediate Download of Suitcase EP ($10.99/$22.99 w/ T-Shirt)

Fans can also pre-order Nothing Is Wrong at the band’s upcoming May performances where they will receive a physical CD copy of the Suitcase EP that includes a download card to receive the album in its entirety with digital liner notes on street date. The band will be performing special in-store appearances prior to release date at select retailers in tour markets. For a complete list, visit the band’s website at www.dawestheband.com.

Fans may also obtain an instant free album track download of “If I Wanted Someone” in exchange for signing up on the band’s mailing list at www.dawestheband.com. They may stream the new single in exchange for ‘liking’ the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dawestheband.

In support of the pre-order campaign, the band will release a series of weekly videos online featuring interviews, candid, recording, and live performance footage. The first webisode premiered at Daytrotter.com, and the second, debuted at Paste.com today. All of the videos will be made available for digital download as part of the Deluxe LP (Limited Edition) pre-order offering. Visit the band’s website www.dawestheband.com for more information.

The tour dates are below:

Wed-May-11 Tampa, FL State Theatre

Thu-May-12 St. Augustine, FL Café Eleven

Fri-May-13 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

Sat-May-14 Birmingham, AL Secret Stages Festival, 2pm*note 2 shows on 5/14

Sat-May-14 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom

Sun-May-15 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

Tue-May-17 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre

Wed-May-18 Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle

Thu-May-19 Athens, GA Melting Point

Fri-May-20 Chattanooga, TN Nightfall Series – free show

Mon-May-23 New Haven, CT Toad’s

Tue-May-24 Portland, ME State Theatre

Wed-May-25 Northampton, MA The Iron Horse

Thu-May-26 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

Fri-May-27 Montreal, QC Le National

Sat-May-28 Toronto, ON Opera House

Sun-May-29 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall

Wed-Jun-01 Louisville, KY Headliners

Thu-Jun-02 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue

Fri-Jun-03 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre

Sun-Jun-05 Hunter Mnt., NY Mountain Jam (1:30PM)

Mon-Jun-06 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

Tue-Jun-07 Louisville, KY Iroquois Ampitheatre

Wed-Jun-08 Columbus, OH LC Ampitheatre

Thu-Jun-09 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

Fri-Jun-10 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center

Sat-Jun-11 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap

Mon-Jun-13 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

Tue-Jun-14 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre

Wed-Jun-15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

Thu-Jun-16 Bend, OR Athletic Club of Bend

Fri-Jun-17 Chico, CA El Rey Theatre

Sat-Jun-18 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre

Mon-Jun-20 San Diego, CA House of Blues

Tue-Jun-21 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

Wed-Jun-22 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre

Thu-Jun-23 Las Vegas, NV Silverton Casino

Fri-Jun-24 Reno, NV Knitting Factory

Sat-Jun-25 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre

Sun-Jun 26 Atlantic City, NJ Dave Matthews Band Caravan

Sat-Jul-02 Emeryville, CA High Sierra Music Festival

Thu-Jul-07 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival

Fri-Jul-08 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival

Sat-Jul-09 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest

Mon-Jul-11 Quebec City, QC Quebec City Summer Festival

Wed-Jul-27 Danbury, CT Ives Concert Park

Thu-Jul-28 Boston, MA Wang Center

Fri-Jul-29 Chautauqua, NY Institution Amphitheatre

Sat-Jul-30 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion

Tue-Aug-02 New York, NY The Beacon Theatre

Fri-Aug-05 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Pavilion

Sat-Aug-06 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theatre

Tue-Aug-09 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest

Thu-Aug-11 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Fri-Aug-12 Asheville, NC The Biltmore

Sat-Aug-13 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

Sun-Aug-14 East Hampton, NY Music to Know Festival

Fri-Aug-19 St. Augustine, FL Augustine Amphitheatre

Sat-Aug-20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL AuRene Theatre

Sun-Aug-21 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall

Fri-Aug-26 Nashville, TN The Ryman

Sat-Aug-27 Nashville, TN The Ryman

5/11 – 5/15 except 5/12 and 5/14 daytime show in Birmingham, 5/23 – 6/3 and 6/13 – 6/25 supporting Brett Dennen except 5/25 in Northampton

Also, note Milow appears 5/27

6/5 with My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Preservation Hall Jazz Band etc

6/6 – 6/9 supporting Bright Eyes

6/10 and 11 supporting Bright Eyes and M. Ward

7/2 with My Morning Jacket, Neko Case

7/7,8 with M. Ward, Blue Rodeo, Little Feat, Funky Meters, Blind Pilot, Jayhawks, Tegan and Sara

7/27 – 8/27 supporting Alison Krauss and Union Station, except 8/14 which is a festival date.

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