Arkells announce 2017 North American tour dates w/ Frank Turner

Arkells announce 2017 North American tour dates with English folk troubadour Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls. The band, who are currently finishing up dates with alternative rock band KONGOS, will join Turner this fall for a handful of East Coast dates before Turner takes over the support roll for Arkells’ two SOLD OUT headlining shows at Massey Hall in Toronto.

“I don’t think we’ve ever toured with such kindred spirits,” says Arkells front man Max Kerman with regards to the pairing. “They embody everything I love about rock’n’roll, and they make us bring our A-game every night. Our biggest shows yet deserve the best lineup, and that’s what we’ve got here.” After a string of dates together, Turner recently tweeted, “I’m totally mainlining Arkells new record. It’s so FUCKING GOOD.”

Arkells will kick off their 2017 tour dates with Turner on Jan 19 in Silver Spring, MD at The Fillmore. The band will hit several major markets, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City for a special appearance at the Beacon Theatre. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, October 21 and 10:00am local time. See below for a full list of tour dates.

The tour is in support of Arkells’ acclaimed fourth studio album, Morning Report, out now via Last Gang Records. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket), Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83), Brian West (Sia, AWOLNATION), and Gus van Go (The Stills, Wintersleep). The record showcases the intuitive interaction between frontman Max Kerman and Mike DeAngelis’ intertwining guitars, Nick Dika’s urgent basslines, Anthony Carone’s dulcet keys, and Tim Oxford’s lockstep drumming.

Earlier this month Arkells released the video for their single “My Heart’s Always Yours.” The video features the band being observed in a collection of unique art installations. When coming up with a video concept the band decided to turn to Alyssa Pankiw of the interactive media production company, The Young Astronauts. Today, the band is also unveiling a behind the scenes look at the video and its concept.

Watch the video for “My Heart’s Always Yours”

Watch the behind the scenes video for “My Heart’s Always Yours”

Newly announced tour dates in bold. For more information, please visit


Oct 18 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel^

Oct 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

Oct 27 – Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theatre*

Oct 28 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater*

Oct 29 – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage*

Oct 30 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa*

Oct 31 – Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live @ The Queen*

Nov 02 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Theater*

Nov 03 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt*

Nov 04 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall# – SOLD OUT

Nov 05 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall# – SOLD OUT

Nov 11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag

Nov 12 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

Nov 13 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Nov 23 – Hamburg, GER @ Molotow

Nov 24 – Berlin, GER @ PBHF Club

Nov 26 – Munich, GER @ Strom

Nov 27 – Cologne, GER @ Luxor

Nov 29 – London, UK @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Nov 30 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers

Dec 02 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

Dec 09 – Buffalo, NY @  Town Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Dec 10 – Buffalo, NY @  Town Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Dec 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill – SOLD OUT

Dec 18 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley

Jan 19 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore*

Jan 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*

Jan 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts*

Jan 22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*

Jan 23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*

Jan 25 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore*

Jan 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Live Wire*

Jan 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*

Jan 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield*

Feb 01 – Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Sports Centre#

Feb 03 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre#

Feb 04 – Calgary, AB @ BMO Centre#

Feb 06 – Saskatoon, SK @ Prairieland Park#

Feb 07 – Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Concert Hall#

Feb 10 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre#

Feb 11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis#

Feb 13 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place Arena#

Feb 14 – Moncton, NB @ The Centre at Casino New Brunswick#

Feb 15 – Halifax, NS @ Scotiabank Centre#

Feb 17 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre*

Feb 18 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena*

* Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

^ Supporting KONGOS

~ Supporting The Strumbellas

# w/ Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls supporting

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