Gillian Welch Announces North American Tour

Acony Records is excited to announce that Gillian Welch has confirmed the first leg of a North American tour. Welch and David Rawlings will play 31 cities in July and August, beginning July 6 in Santa Cruz, CA and ending August 28 in Charleston, SC. In addition, they will play the High Sierra Music Festival on June 30 as well as the Vancouver Folk Festival and the Newport Folk Festival. More dates will be added in the fall, including the already announced Austin City Limits Festival in September.

The tour is in support of Welch’s new record, The Harrow & The Harvest, which is due to be released on June 28. The Harrow & The Harvest, “is a new Southern sound,” writes Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, “with the sort of songs you wouldn’t be surprised to hear issuing from some verdant, wooded hollow in Appalachia; Songs you’d expect to hear hollered from an Asheville grange hall, all too late in the evening. Songs with the wry humor of the back porch. Listen to this record with the lights low. Listen to it on an old radio, cradled next to your ear.”

The complete list of dates is below:

Thu Jun-30 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival

Wed Jul-06 Santa Cruz, CA Cocoanut Grove Ballroom

Thu Jul-07 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

Sat Jul-09 Grants Pass, OR Rogue Theatre

Sun Jul-10 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre

Tue Jul-12 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

Wed Jul-13 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre

Fri Jul-15 Vancouver, BC Vancouver Folk Festival

Sat Jul-16 Olympia, WA Capitol Theatre

Sun Jul-17 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater

Wed Jul-20 St. Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater

Thu Jul-21 Madison, WI Capitol Theatre

Fri Jul-22 Chicago, IL VIC Theatre

Sat Jul-23 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

Mon Jul-25 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall

Sat Jul-30 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival

Tue Aug-02 Bethesda, MD Music Center at Strathmore

Wed Aug-03 Raleigh, NC North Carolina Museum of Art

Thu Aug-04 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s

Fri Aug-05 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

Sat Aug-06 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

Thu Aug-11 New Orleans, LA Tipitinas Uptown

Fri Aug-12 Birmingham, AL Workplay Soundstage

Sat Aug-13 Huntsville,AL Von Braun Center Concert Hall

Sun Aug-14 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre

Wed Aug-17 Roanoke, VA Jefferson Cent/Shaftman Performance Hall

Thu Aug-18 Charlottesville, VA Paramount Theatre

Fri Aug-19 Richmond, VA Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Sat Aug-20 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater at Levine Cent. for the Arts

Sun Aug-21 Greenville, SC Peace Center Concert Hall

Tue Aug-23 Bristol, VA Paramount Center for the Arts

Wed Aug-24 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater

Sat Aug-27 Wilmington, NC Winoca Festival – Battleship Park

Sun Aug-28 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall

Sat Sep-17 Austin, TX ACL Festival

In the week leading up to release, 46 independent record stores across the country will be hosting special preview listening parties for The Harrow & The Harvest. Here is the full list of stores:

Bull Moose Bangor Bangor, ME
Bull Moose Brunswick Brunswick, ME
Bull Moose Portland, ME
Bull Moose Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH
Bull Moose Scarborough Scarborough, ME
Cactus Music & Video Houston, TX
CD Central Lexington, KY
CD World Eugene, OR
Criminal Records Atlanta, GA
Dearborn Music Dearborn, MI
Decatur CD Decatur, GA
Disc Exchange Knoxville, TN
Down Home Records El Cerrito, CA
Ear X-tacy Louisville, KY
Earshot Greenville, SC
Elderly Instruments Lansing, MI
Euclid Records St. Louis, MO
Fingerprints Long Beach, CA
Good Records Dallas, TX
Grimey’s Nashville, TN
Harvest Records Asheville, NC
Homestead Pickin’ Parl Richfield, MN
Horizon Greenville, SC
Landlocked Music Bloomington, IN
Love Garden Sounds Lawrence, KS
Music Millenium Portland, OR
Park Avenue CD Orlando, FL
Plan 9 Richmond, VA
Pure Pop Reco Burlington, VT
Ramalama Rec Toledo, OH
Shake It Cincinnati, OH
Silver Platters Seattle, WA
Sonic Boom Records – Ballard Seattle, WA
Sound Garden Baltimore Baltimore, MD
Sound Garden Syracuse Syracuse, NY
Streetlight Records – San Jose San Jose, CA
Streetlight Records – Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
Strictly Discs Madison, WI
Telegraph New London, CT
The Executive Co. #6 Milwaukee, WI
Twist & Shout Denver, CO
Vintage Vinyl Fords Fords, NJ
Waterloo Austin, TX
Zia Enterprises, Inc. #70 Tucson, AZ
Zia Records #45 Las Vegas, NV
Zia Records Tempe #20 Tempe, AZ

Visit gillianwelch.com for up to the minute tour dates and album news.

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