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Yonder Mountain String Band Announce New 2017 & 2018 Tour Dates

Progressive bluegrass heroes YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND-who released the critically acclaimed Love. Ain’t Love album earlier this summer-have confirmed an array of headlining and festival dates for this fall and into 2018.  The shows, with special guest The Last Revel, kick off October 26 in Iowa and run through December 2, and are followed by the Strings & Sol Festival in Mexico.

The Colorado-based band-Adam Aijala, Dave Johnston, Ben Kaufmann, Jacob Joliff and Allie Krall-formed in 1998 and have released 11 studio and live albums since, including three #1 Bluegrass Albums chart-toppers.  Rolling Stone premiered the video for the album’s first single, “Bad Taste,” here.

“Nothing feeds my sense of adventure or creates that charge in the atmosphere like our fall tour,” says Dave Johnston.  “It’s sort of like a point of view you get to experience, one of the year that has flown by, the rooms, hallways and landscapes. It’s ravenous and determined, a series of good times that will leave you both full and wanting more.”

Laced with interstitial dialogue, music, sound effects, and other overlapping ephemera, Love. Ain’t Love is by design Yonder’s most ingenious studio collection thus far. Songs like “Take A Chance On Me” and the heavy metal-inspired breakdown, “Fall Outta Line,” see the quintet touching upon FM pop, country rock, funk, world music, and so much more; adopting traditional sonic and lyrical idioms to mask deeper and darker personal truths. “It’s a little more eclectic,” Aijala says. “None of us grew up with bluegrass so there are always other influences in there. I think this record is a bit more reminiscent of our live show, with different genres and different types of songs.” 

Date

City

Venue

Thur 10/26

Des Moines, IA

Wooly’s w/ The Last Revel

Fri 10/27

Milwaukee, WI

Potawatomi Casino ­ Northern Lights Theater w/ The Last Revel

Sat 10/28

Chicago, IL

House of Blues w/ The Last Revel

Sun 10/29

Kalamazoo, MI

Bells Eccentric Café w/ The Last Revel

Tue 10/31

Lexington, KY

Manchester Music Hall w/ The Last Revel

Thur 11/2

Cleveland, OH

Beachland Ballroom w/ The Last Revel

Fri 11/3

Pittsburgh, PA

Stage AE w/ The Last Revel

Sat 11/4

Rochester, NY

Anthology w/ The Last Revel

Sun 11/5

Toronto, Canada

Lee’s Palace w/ The Last Revel

Wed 11/8

Ithaca, NY

The Haunt w/ The Last Revel

Thur 11/9

Albany, NY

Lucky Strike Social w/ The Last Revel

Fri 11/10

South Burlington, VT

Higher Ground Ballroom w/ The Last Revel

Sat 11/11

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bowl w/ The Last Revel

Sun 11/12

Fairfield, CT

The Warehouse w/ The Last Revel

Tue 11/14

Portland, ME

Port City Music Hall w/ The Last Revel

Wed 11/15

Allston, MA

Brighton Music Hall w/ The Last Revel

Thur 11/16

Philadelphia, PA

Theatre of the Living Arts w/ The Last Revel

Fri 11/17

Washington, DC

9:30 Club w/ The Last Revel

Sat 11/18

Richmond, VA

The National w/ The Last Revel

Sat 12/2

Denver, CO

Hoppy Holidays w/ Kyle Hollingsworth

12/9-12

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Strings & Sol Festival

Fri 12/29

Breckenridge, CO

Riverwalk Center

Sun 12/31

Telluride, CO

Club Red

Sat 2/10

Huntington, WV

Keith Albee Theater

2/23-25/18

Steamboat Springs, CO

WinterWonderGrass

Love. Ain’t Love track list:

1)      Alison

2)      Fall Outta Line

3)      Bad Taste

4)      Take A Chance On Me

5)      Chasing My Tail

6)      Used To It

7)      Eat In Go Deaf (Eat Out Go Broke)

8)      Dancing In The Moonlight

9)      On Your Dime

10)   Kobe The Dog

11)   Last Of The Railroad Men

12)   Up For Brinkley’s

13)   Groovin’ Away

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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