The Handsome Family: Tour


The Handsome Family will begin a West Coast tour starting July 14 in Seattle to support the release of their new album, Honey Moon (see JamBase review here).

Touring extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, their live performances sometimes consist of up to a six-piece band and other times just core members Brett Sparks (music) and Rennie Sparks (lyrics).

Taking place under bowed branches and deep within winding corn mazes, The Handsome Family released Honey Moon on April 14, 2009. Celebrating the duo's twentieth year of marriage and eighth studio release, the record plays out as a series of love songs that sharply contrast the dark themes of their previous seven releases to establish a theme rooted in the tradition of 19th century romanticism. For the first time there is no body count. It is an album of transcendence, of touching the divine, if only for a moment, through our love of someone else, even if he is a katydid.

The Handsome Family West Coast Tour
7/14 – Seattle at Tractor Tavern
7/15 – Vancouver at the Biltmore
7/16 – 7/19 – Dawson City Music Festival
7/21 – Portland at Doug Fir
7/23 – San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill
7/24 – Santa Cruz at the Crepe Place
7/25 – Los Angeles at Spaceland
7/26 – Los Angeles at McCabe’s
7/29 – Tucson at the Congress

[Published on: 5/25/09]

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