JOHNNYSWIM have confirmed a second leg of their Let It Matter Tour this March, in support of their forthcoming album Georgica Pond. Tickets for the first leg of the tour are going fast, with dates sold out in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver, Nashville, Chicago, Boston and New York City. See below for details.

To further celebrate the release of Georgica Pond (out this Friday, October 14), the band performed songs off the new album for The New York TimesFacebook Live sessions today. Watch here: They will also perform as part of the AOL Build Series. The show is live on at 5PM EDT

Georgica Pond is receiving early critical acclaim and is exclusively streaming in full as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series. Of the album, NPR Music hails, “Their sparkly pop songs exude L.A. sleekness, but they’d easily translate to country radio with the application of a little twang…and the lyrics frequently touch on the elation, complication and lifelong work inherent in love, devotion and family.” Listen here:

In addition, the duo will perform on “TODAYOctober 17, as well as make appearances on HGTV’s “Fixer UpperSilobration 2 (for which their song “Home” is the theme) and FoodTV’s “Ayeshas Homemade” this October.

Georgica Pond was produced by JOHNNYSWIM’s Abner Ramirez and recorded at the couple’s home studio in Los Angeles, with bass and drum parts added at the Castle in Nashville. JOHNNYSWIM teamed up with a few different songwriters and collaborators including longtime collaborator Britten Newbill, violinist/composer Anton Patzner, Nashville-based songwriters Natalie Hemby and Chris DeStefano, as well as country music icon Vince Gill, to create a listening experience that spans a range of tones and emotions.

Of their process, Ramirez explains, “Any fear we had on album one has completely evaporated. We know the people that come to JOHNNYSWIM shows. We know it matters to them what we have to say. We realize that, much like ourselves, our fans appreciate honesty. We wanted that to be the cornerstone of this album.” Amanda Sudano Ramirez further highlights the themes on the album: “love, legacy, the past and the future all put into this bittersweet mixture that makes you fully appreciate the present.”

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez make up JOHNNYSWIM. The pair met in Nashville in 2005, instituting a songwriting partnership not long afterward. They clicked together musically and personally, beginning a romantic relationship along with their creative connection. The couple married in 2009 and relocated to Los Angeles. In addition to their 2014 debut full-length, they’ve released three EPs, as well as a Christmas EP and a live album. They’ve performed on various television shows including VH1’s “You Oughta Know Concert,” “The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Today Show” and “Live with Kelly & Michael.” The duo has also toured extensively including major U.S. festival appearances.


October 14—Seattle, WA—Neptune Theatre

October 15—Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom

October 18—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall

October 19—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre

October 21—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room

October 22—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theatre

October 25—Lawrence, KS—Granada

October 27—Dallas, TX—House of Blues

October 28—Austin, TX—Emo’s

October 29—Houston, TX—House of Blues

November 1—Birmingham, AL—Iron City Birmingham

November 2—Orlando, FL—The Beacham

November 3—Tampa, FL—The Ritz Ybor

November 4-6—Napa, CA—Live in the Vineyard

November 5—Atlanta, GA—The Buckhead Theatre

November 8—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre

November 9—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium

November 11—Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theater

November 12—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall

November 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Small’s Theatre

November 16—Washington, DC—9:30 Club

November 17—New York, NY—Irving Plaza

November 18—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club

November 19—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer

March1—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room

March 2—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s

March 3—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre

March 4—St. Louis, MO—Ready Room

March 7—Louisville, KY—Headliners

March 8—Indianapolis, IN—The Deluxe

March 9—Cincinnati, OH—Bogarts

March 10—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall

March 14—Detroit, MI—St. Andrews

March 15—Toronto, ON—Velvet Underground

March 17—Burlington, VT—Higher Ground Showcase Lounge

March 18—Portland, ME—Port City Music Hall

March 21—Pawtucket, RI—The Met

March 22—Fairfield, CT—The Warehouse

March 23—Charlottesville, VA—The Jefferson

March 24—Chapel Hill, NC—Cat’s Cradle

March 25—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre

March 28—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle

March 29—Charleston, SC—Music Farm

March 31—Memphis, TN—Minglewood Hall

April 1—New Orleans, LA—House of Blues

BOLD—sold out

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