THE FELICE BROTHERS ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINING TOUR WITH A.A. BONDY, DEER TICK
The Felice Brothers are proud to announce a multi-date Fall headlining tour of the United States. Following their well received appearance at the inaugural Outside Lands Music Festival (read the review here) in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park, they kick off an impressive run in Burlington, VT September 4, and keep on through early November with a show at the world renowned Spiegeltent in New York City. Along the way they will be joined by A.A. Bondy and Deer Tick.
Recently signed to Team Love Records, the Catskill Mountain rabble-rousers released their Self-Titled LP this past March 2008 on the NYC based label. No Depression wrote that the "ethereal, guns-and-sex-and-Dust-Bowl-metaphora infused" album could "not be understated." Meanwhile Uncut went on to say, "rowdy, vivid, moving and playful, The Felice Brothers is just glorious." It follows their self-released debut Through These Reins and Gone (2006), and Tonight at the Arizona, put out by Loose Records in the U.K. in 2007. This summer they've kept busy on the road, hitting festivals like Bonnaroo, All Points West, The Newport Folk Festival, Mountain Jam, and Langerado.
A far cry from the chicken coop and abandoned rail car where they recorded parts of their album, their booking at these marquee events is a result of their "sinewy, rough-edged and exhilarating" (MOJO) performances. A recent show in England left The Telegraph issuing glowing praise. "This is cracked, rootsy stuff... They really are that good. And they are on fire." Evidence of that energy was more than apparent at this year's Newport Folk Festival. When power went out at their stage it didn't deter The Felice Brothers in the slightest. They just hopped into the audience and finished out their set acoustic, tromping around in the mud, playing their instruments, and belting out choruses much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd that had gathered to see them.
The Felice Brothers - "Frankie's Gun"
Simone, Ian and James Felice are the three eldest boys from a family of seven, born carpenter's sons in the wilds of New York's Catskill Mountains. Along with friends Christmas and Farley, they moved their Sunday barbecue sing-alongs from their Dad's house onto the streets and subways of New York City.
09.04 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
09.05 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
09.06 - Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
09.07 - Great Barrington, MA - Club Helsinki
09.11 - Albany, NY - Linda Norris Auditorium*
09.12 - Ithaca, NY - Castaways*
09.13 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's*
09.14 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere Bandstand*
09.16 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar*
09.18 - Nashville, TN - Exit / In*
09.19 - Lexington, KY - Christ the King Oktoberfest*
09.20 - Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub*
09.21 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill*
09.23 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room*
09.24 - St. Louis, MO - Billiken Club at St. Louis University (Open to the Public)*
09.25 - Notre Dame, IN - Legends of Notre Dame (Student's Only)*
09.26 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival at the Know Theater*
09.27 - Rutland, OH - Reclaim Festival*
09.29 - Knoxville, TN - Barley's Taproom*
09.30 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506*
10.02 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church*
10.09 - Princeton, NJ - Terrace F. Club (Princeton U - Student's Only)#
10.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café#
10.11 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre%
10.13 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Café#
10.15 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's#
10.16 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theater#
10.17 - New Orleans, LA - Maple Leaf#
10.18 - Alexandria, LA - Alexandria Music Project#
10.22 - West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour#
10.23 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall#
10.24 - Portland, OR - Mission Theatre#
10.25 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey#
10.27 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Paladium#
10.28 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre & Café#
11.02 - New York, NY - Spiegeltent#
* = w/ A.A. Bondy
# = w/ Deer Tick
% = opening for Old Crow Medicine Show
Check out JamBase's exclusive feature/interview on The Felice Brothers here.