The Low Anthem: Headline Tour


The Low Anthem
Rhode Island trio The Low Anthem will embrace an exciting new decade by headlining their first North American tour in March and April and making their U.S. television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday, January 14. They will also spend much of February supporting The Avett Brothers on the road.

2009 was a benchmark year for The Low Anthem: they toured for the larger part of it behind their Nonesuch debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, which was named Magnet's #1 Album of 2009, UNCUT's Americana Album of the Year, and Boston Music Awards' Album of the Year. The record figured prominently on year-end lists in Paste, MOJO, Q Magazine and right here on JamBase. It was also a New York Times Critic's Pick, and NPR's Bob Boilen coined the song "Charlie Darwin" one of the best of the year. The nearly ceaseless tour included stints with Ray LaMontagne, Elvis Perkins and Josh Ritter, as well as festival stops at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and Newport Folk, among others.

On a short break from the road, the band has been busy working on the follow up to Charlie Darwin, holing up in an abandoned pasta sauce factory in Central Falls, RI. The band is no stranger to recording in unique spaces, having ferried 27+ instruments over to Block Island, RI in January 2008 for the recording of Darwin.

On January 31, The Low Anthem will also premiere their new weekly radio show on WOXY called the "Trala-Lala Radio Hour w/ The Low Anthem." The show will be at 10 a.m. ET on Sundays and 8 p.m. ET Mondays. They will keep up their radio streak with a performance on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" when they come through L.A. on tour.

In keeping with their forward momentum, Ben Knox Miller also recently collaborated on Anais Mitchell's upcoming album, Hadestown, alongside Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Greg Brown, Ani DiFranco and the Haden Triplets.

The Low Anthem Tour Dates
01/14/10 Thu Late Show with David Letterman New York, NY
01/15/10 Fri Abrons Arts Center New York, NY
01/27/10 Wed The Black Box Theatre Galway, IR
01/28/10 Thu Old Fruitmarket Glasgow, GB
01/30/10 Sat Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BEL
01/31/10 Sun Vera Groningen, NL
02/01/10 Mon Mousonturm Frankfurt, GER
02/02/10 Tue The Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
02/03/10 Wed FrannzClub Berlin, GER
02/04/10 Thu Beatpol Dresden, GER
02/05/10 Fri Roepaen Ottersum, NL
02/07/10 Sun Birmingham Academy Birmingham, GB
02/08/10 Mon Whelans Dublin, IR
02/09/10 Tue Manchester Academy Manchester, GB
02/23/10 Tue Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
02/24/10 Wed Ohio University Athens, OH*
02/26/10 Fri The State Theater Ithaca, NY*
02/27/10 Sat House Of Blues Cleveland, OH*
02/28/10 Sun Murat Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN*
03/02/10 Tue Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO*
03/03/10 Wed Rose State College Midwest City, OK*
03/05/10 Fri First Avenue Minneapolis, MN*
03/06/10 Sat Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI*
03/07/10 Sun House of Blues Chicago, IL*
03/09/10 Tue Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor, MI*
03/11/10 Thu 9:30 Club Washington, DC
03/11/10 Thu Kennedy Center Washington, DC
03/12/10 Fri First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
03/13/10 Sat Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
03/15/10 Mon Belcourt Theatre Nashville, TN
03/22/10 Mon Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, NM
03/23/10 Tue Plush Tucson, AZ
03/24/10 Wed Largo Los Angeles, CA
03/25/10 Thu Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
03/26/10 Fri Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
03/28/10 Sun Doug Fir Portland, OR
03/30/10 Tue St. James Hall Vancouver, BC
03/31/10 Wed Crocodile Cafe Seattle, WA
04/02/10 Fri The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
04/03/10 Sat Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
04/05/10 Mon Huckleberry's Pizza Rock Island, IL
04/06/10 Tue Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
04/07/10 Wed The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
04/10/10 Sat Church of the Redeemer Toronto, ON
04/12/10 Mon The Gesu Theatre Montreal, QC
04/14/10 Wed Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
04/16/10 Fri The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
04/17/10 Sat Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA

*Supporting The Avett Brothers

For more on The Low Anthem see our exclusive feature/interview here.

[Published on: 1/12/10]

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