UK sibling trio The Staves are excited to announce they will be supporting Bon Iver on the bandâ€™s upcoming North American tour. The dates kick off in Edmonton, Canada on May 21st and conclude in Alpharetta, Georgia on June 8th. The Staves will also appear at Sasquatch Festival on May 27th.
The Staves have caught the attention of many new U.S. fans and critics this year, having already supported The Civil Wars in January, and recently concluding Communion’s ‘Austin to Boston Tour’ with Ben Howard following a successful debut trip to Austin’s SXSW Music Festival.
Their musical evolution has been a slow, steady process; an adventure that began in the stew of family car journeys, sing-alongs and squabbles over the stereo, and immersed in the music of artists like Feist, Fleet Foxes, Simon & Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield, and Motown. Legendary producers Glyn and Ethan Johns (whose combined credits include the likes of The Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon, etc) found the sistersâ€™ talents so compelling that they both independently tracked the band down. The Staves’ debut album, due for release in late 2012, will be the first record on which father and son have shared production credits.
â€œThe three-part harmonies of UK folk trio The Staves might’ve been the prettiest part of SXSW’s opening dayâ€
â€œPart of that Stavesâ€™ appeal is their genetic harmonies, and the ease with which their vocals intertwine.â€
– Commercial Appeal (Memphis)
â€œThe three sisters captured the crowd and kept them captivated from the very first time they leaned into their microphones and sang out in perfect harmonyâ€¦After their short performance, Madison Theater echoed with words like, â€˜angelicâ€™ and â€˜beautiful.â€™ Accurate enough. Yet it doesnâ€™t do justice to those three voices.â€
– Cincinnati CityBeat
â€œThe highlight of the night was the delightfully surprising trio of ladies known as The Staves. Hailing from just north of London, these gorgeous girls absolutely stole the show, pulling a fast one on us and many others in the crowd who were previously unfamiliar with the group.â€
– Houston Press
ON TOUR WITH BON IVER
May 21st – Edmonton, CAN – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 22nd – Calgary, CAN – MacEwan Hall
May 23rd – Calgary, CAN – MacEwan Hall
May 25th – Burnaby, CAN – Deer Lake Park
May 27th – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
May 29th – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
June 2nd – Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater
June 3rd – Little Rock, AR – Riverfest Amphitheatre
June 5th – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
June 6th – Miami Beach, FL – Jackie Gleason Theater
June 7th – Tampa, FL – David A. Straz Center For The Performing Arts
June 8th – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park