Punch Brothers announce tour, CD
Monday, November 17, 2014
– Punch Brothers announced a late winter/spring tour of North America in anticipation of their upcoming T Bone Burnett-produced album due early 2015, the group announced Monday.
The 23-city tour kicks off at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 20, and continues through mid-April. A limited ticket pre-sale begins on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at punchbrothers.com and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 21. The concert ticket prices include a digital download of the new album in its entirety; the album track "I Blew It Off" is streaming. Additional tour dates and more information about the forthcoming Punch Brothers album will be announced shortly.
Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile, who is in Nickel Creek, with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, "Punch," was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band's many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass and classical music. The group has released "Antifogmatic" and "Who's Feeling Young Now?"
Tour dates are:
Friday, Feb. 20, 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Tuesday, Feb. 24, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC
Thursday, Feb. 26, The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
Friday, Feb. 27, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Saturday, Feb. 28, Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sunday, March 1, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday, March 4, Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, March 5, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Friday, March 6, House of Blues, Boston, MA
Saturday, March 7, State Theatre, Portland, ME
Wednesday, March 25, Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Thursday, March 26, The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
Friday, March 27, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
Saturday, March 28, Harrah's Tahoe South Shore Room, Stateline, NV
Wednesday, April 1, The North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA
Thursday, April 2, The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 3, The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Monday, April 6, The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, April 7, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Thursday, April 9, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin, TX
Friday, April 10, House of Blues, Houston, TX
Saturday, April 11, House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Monday, April 13, Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
Tuesday, April 14, Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
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The Wireless EP
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The Phosphorescent Blues
The Punch Brothers don't feint; they want to stun and amaze you on this deeply rich and textured work. "Phosphorescent Blues" is a master class in instrumentalization, structure and melody. It's not bluegrass, but it is. It's not jazz, but then again... To categorize this music is to diminish it.
The Punch Brothers are at once laid back, but frenetic, and world class players. Their vision and adventurousness, exemplified by "Phosphorescent Blues" more »»»
Who's Feeling Young Now?
By now, Chris Thile's post-Nickel Creek group, The Punch Brothers, has garnered their own well deserved audience and moved out from the shadow of their predecessors. Where Nickel Creek blended bluegrass sounds with pop sensibilities, Thile's group (and it is undeniably his) tones down the pop and incorporates a variety of more complex sounds, from classical to jazz to ragtime.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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