Ron Pope confirms fall tour; new album”Work” out 8/18 on Brooklyn Basement Records

This fall, Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope will embark on an international headline tour making stops in New York, London, Chicago, Nashville, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia and more. See below for a full tour itinerary. Pope’s latest studio album, Work, is due August 18 on his own Brooklyn Basement Records.

Work marks Pope’s seventh studio album.The new material was recorded completely in analog at Welcome to 1979 in Nashville, TN where Pope and his fellow musicians locked themselves in the studio for one week until completion. Work was co-produced and recorded with Grammy award-winning engineer Ted Young, his third consecutive collaboration with Pope. The lead single, “Bad For Your Health” was co-written by Pope and Jonathan Tyler.

Of the new recording, Pope says, “This album follows me from when I was thirteen and a teacher told my mother that I’d probably end up in prison; I started messing around writing songs that year. It’s been mostly uphill ever since.

Appearing on the album are Jay Collins on sax (Gregg Allman Band), Mike Riddleberger on drums (Bleachers), Andrew Pertes on bass (Savoir Adore), Kai Welch on keys/accordion (Abigail Washburn, Glen Campbell), Jeff Malinowski on guitar (Frances Cone), Alex Brumel on guitar/pedal steel and Charles Ray on flugelhorn/trumpet plus guest vocals on select tracks from Mary Richardson (The Banditos), Katie Schecter, Molly Parden and Vanessa McGowan.

Last summer saw the release of the feature-length documentary One Way Ticket by Kelly Teacher (No Cameras Allowed, Austin To Boston). The film follows Pope and his band on the road and during recording sessions for Ron Pope & The Nighthawks in Lake Blue Ridge, GA. Watch the trailer HERE.


September 28 & 29—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
September 30—Syracuse, NY—Wescott Theater
October 1—Toronto, ON—Opera House
October 4—Portland, ME—Port City Music Hall
October 5—Uncasville, CT—Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun
October 6—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club
October 7—Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony
October 8—Philadelphia, PA—Trocadero
October 10—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
October 12—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre
October 13—Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom
October 14—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre
October 16—Cincinnati, OH—Bogart’s
October 17—Detroit, MI—The Majestic
October 19—Milwaukee, WI—Turner Hall Ballroom
October 20—Minneapolis, MN—First Ave
October 21—Chicago, IL—Park West
October 22—Indianapolis, IN—Deluxe
October 28—Stockholm, SE—Fryshuset (Klubben)
October 29—Oslo, NO—Parkteatret
October 30—Copenhagen, DK—DR Koncerthuset
October 31—Hamburg, DE—Terrace Hill
November 1—Amsterdam, NL—Bitterzoet
November 2—Cologne, DE—Artheater
November 3—Munich, DE—Ampere
November 5—London, UK—The Garage
November 6—Manchester, UK—Academy 3

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