Nickel Creek went
on a dreaded "indefinite hiatus" back in 2007 and fans have been waiting for the
bluegrass act to return ever since. These fans will finally get their wish later this
year, when Nickel Creek sets off on a series of tour dates.
[Photo by Brantley Gutierrez]
Nickel Creek will embark on a US tour this spring and summer, with shows scheduled in
Nashville, New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago and Oakland. The band will also make an
appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June. Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals),
Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals) and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals) have also revealed a new
album is in the works and shared the new track "Destination":
A limited ticket pre-sale will begin tomorrow, February 4 at 10 a.m. local time at nickelcreek.com. Tickets will go on
sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 7.
Nickel Creek formed in 1989 when Thile and Sara Watkins were eight years old and Sean
Watkins (Sara’s older brother) was eleven. The trio went on to sell millions of records
and took home a 2003 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Here's a list of Nickel Creek's tour dates as of press time:
April 18 and 19 - Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
April 29 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
May 1 Boston, MA House of Blues
May 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 9 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
May 19 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
June 19-22 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival