After promising a myriad of new developments throughout 2019, Sargent House artist Emma Ruth Rundle has begun unveiling her grand plans for the new year. The first of many is a batch of solo sets in support of Thou in March and April. The three-week jaunt will also include collaborative sets in select cities, as well as a special set at Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands. Later, Rundlewill spend the month of May touring alongside post-rock titans MONO in North America. A full tour itinerary can be found below.
Released in late 2017, On Dark Horsesis Rundle’s most cinematic approach to her narratives on addiction, heartbreak and familial strife. A legendary road warrior, Emma Ruth Rundle spent the last year rehearsing and touring behind the album. Her time on the road and at home has been commemorated with an intimate documentary, directed by Geert Braekers, exploring the inextricable bond forged between Emma Ruth Rundle’s art and life.
Along with charting her path from the West Coast to her new home base of Louisville, Kentucky, the documentary sheds light on the artistic process propelling one of alternative music’s most prolific songwriters, a title emboldened by On Dark Horses. Her most recent LP as a solo artist, On Dark Horsesis comprised of eight songs that are as disquieting as they are ethereal. Continuing the emotional post-mortem of 2016’s Marked For Death while honoring the savvy guitar work of 2011’s Electric Guitar: One and the heart-on-sleeve intensity of Some Heavy Ocean (2014), On Dark Horsesis a culmination of both time and toil.
Catch Emma Ruth Rundle throughout North America in the coming months and stay tuned for more updates.
Emma Ruth Rundle — On Tour w/ Thou:
February 8 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
March 24 Nashville, TN @ TBD **
March 25 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
March 26 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing
March 27 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Clud **
March 28 Oshkosh, WI @ Eroding Winds (Matinee)
March 28 Milwaukee, WI @ Company Brewing
March 29 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
March 30 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
March 31 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
April 1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Get Hip.
April 2 Hudson, NY @ Half Moon **
April 3 Easthampton, NY @ The Flywheel **
April 4 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Arts **
April 5 Boston, MA @ MassArt.
April 6 Providence, RI @ AS220
April 7 New York, NY @ Night Bazaar **
April 11 Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn (ERR full band set)
April 12 Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn **
Collaboration Sets **
Emma Ruth Rundle — On Tour w/ MONO:
May 15 Detroit, MI @ El Club
May 16 Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
May 17 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
May 18 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
May 19 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 22 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 Washington, DC @ Union Stage
May 24 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
May 25 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
May 28 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 29 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
May 30 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
June 2 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
June 3 Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lounge, Hollywood Forever
June 5 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall