Thursday, February 23, 2012

THE REVIVAL TOUR 2012 Adds West Coast Tour Features Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, Cory Branan, Tommy Gabel, Nathaniel Rateliff, plus surprise guests!

The Revival Tour was one of the more interesting group outings on the fringes of punk last year... the vitality of this tour is in the camaraderie--everyone takes turns up front and in support of one another, and the group pairings often make for some unexpectedly moving collaborations.” - Los Angeles Times

“In traditional revival fashion, once the music starts this new guard of young, genre-defying, musicians keep it rolling, teaming in and out through each other’s sets until the final farewell of the night.” - BrooklynVegan

In addition to the recently announced initial dates, more shows have been added to The Revival Tour 2012, including much-anticipated West Coast dates. Created and organized by Americana singer/songwriter Chuck Ragan, this year's incarnation begins its fifth year with a company of amazing storytellers in Ragan, Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio, The Emergency Room), longtime Lucero collaborator Cory BrananTommy Gabel (Against Me!), and renowned singer/songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff. Sponsored by DaytrotterPaste MagazineErnie Ball and Brixton Clothing, The Revival Tour was birthed from the rich folk tradition of giving and openness and propelled by an innate need to tell a story in its naked acoustic state (tour dates below). Tickets are now available, with special presale packages (details on the site).

The critically-hailed tour has hosted Avail’s Tim Barry, Lucero’s Ben Nichols, Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon, Jenny Owen Youngs, Sparta’s Jim Ward, 7 Seconds’ Kevin Seconds, Audra Mae, The Loved Ones’ Dave Hause, and Frank Turner among many other diverse and exciting collaborators. Phoenix New Times called it "punk rock’s answer to the Traveling Wilburys – a super group of singers from established bands who’ve come together to have some fun." Orlando Weekly praised "the night was warm with spirit and fellowship, like friends gathered in a garage or on a porch instead of a stage... By the end of the show, seven players (mostly expats of punk) were on stage together, demonstrating a top-shelf sampling of the new country underground."

Conceptualized in 2005 and coming to fruition in 2008 with the inaugural lineup of Ragan, Tim Barry (Avail), Ben Nichols (Lucero), the tour spanned 57 days playing a total of mind-numbing 52 shows. 2010 saw The Revival Tour across Australia and crossed the Atlantic in 2011 and darted across UK, Ireland, and Europe, playing mostly sold out shows in 1,500 to 2,000 capacity venues. 2012’s tour will hit over 33 major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville. 

 Chuck Ragan, Tommy Gabel, Dan Andriano, Cory Branan
Mar 19 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
Mar 20 Trees Dallas, TX
Mar 21 Revolution Music Room Little Rock, AR
Mar 22 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
Mar 23 Masquerade – Hell Stage Atlanta, GA
Mar 24 The Social Orlando, FL
Mar 25 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Mar 26 The Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 27 Recher Theatre Towson, MD
Mar 28 The Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Mar 29 Fete Ballroom Providence, RI
Mar 30 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Mar 31 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 01 Middle East – Downstairs Cambridge, MA

Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, Nathaniel Rateliff, Cory Branan
Apr 02 Les Foufounes Montreal, QC
 Apr 03 Lee’s Place Toronto, ON
Apr 04 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Apr 05 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
Apr 06 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Apr 07 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Apr 09 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL

Chuck Ragan, Tommy Gabel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Cory Branan
Apr 10 Rock Island Brewing Company Rock Island, IL
Apr 11 Slowdown Omaha, NE
Apr 12 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO 
Apr 15 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Apr 16 Dante’s Portland, OR
Apr 18 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Apr 19 The Crescent Phoenix, AZ
Apr 20 The Aruba Las Vegas, NV
Apr 21 Slim’s San Francisco, CA

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