Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Lone Bellow heading out on fall tour - this time as headliners

The Lone Bellow was one of the more impressive Americana newcomers I caught at the Stagecoach Festival out in Indio, California earlier this year (Read my review that ran in The Orange County Register here). The band has just announced plans to tour this fall, including a date here in Southern California opening for Dwight Yoakam next month. Here is the official release...
The Lone Bellow at 2013 Stagecoach Festival. Photo: Robert Kinsler 


The Lone Bellow will continue to take its highly-lauded show on the road this fall -- this time as headliners.  Fresh off a series of opening slots and high profile festival/event plays – Stagecoach, Newport Folk, Taste of Chicago, and Celebrate Brooklyn to name a few – the band will round out the summer with appearances at Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits and supporting dates with Dwight Yoakam and Deer Tick before beginning its fall headlining tour in New Jersey on October 19th.

In related news, The Lone Bellow has also partnered with Talenthouse to invite creative fans to design the official poster for the tour. First place will be chosen by The Lone Bellow, and in addition to becoming the band’s official tour poster and cross-promoted on its social properties, the winning designer will be awarded a cash prize of $750. Talenthouse is also calling on public votes to determine the second place winner, who will be awared a cash prize of $250. The design submission period is open now through September 2nd, and voting begins on September 3rd.  The band will also move on to the crowd-favorite and best-seller “Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold” as their latest single.

The Lone Bellow was greeted on release as one of the best albums of the year by People Magazine, and the band has garnered raves from everyone from USA Today, The New York Times and The Associated Press, to Paste, Forbes and Filter. The band appeared on Conan O’ Brien on the album’s January, 2013 release date, and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in late spring. Radio station WFUV praised the album’s “charm, radiant hooks and intense emotions,” noting also, “The Lone Bellow performs with a sense of necessity.”  NPR’s Bob Boilen simply stated: “The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name. Radio has steadily supported the focus track “You Never Need Nobody,” and the song’s video clip drew featured play on VH-1 and CMT. The band  recently completed a summer-long national tour of festivals  including Stagecoach, Austin City Limits, Outsidelands and Newport Folk Fest, as well as supporting slots with such artists as Brandi Carlile, Robert Plant and The Civil Wars, while playing their first run of headlining shows, attracting a jubilant crowd of over 3,000 on a rain-soaked Brooklyn night.

For more information on the group, as well as their upcoming tour dates, visit:

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