The Long Ryders set tour
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
– The Long Ryders announced they're heading back on tour in support of its first album in more than 30 years, "Psychedelic Country Soul," via Omnivore Recordings.
The band's original line up - Sid Griffin, Stephen McCarthy, Tom Stevens and Greg Sowders - will hit the road starting Sept. 11 in Louisville, Ky. This marks the band's first dates in the US since 2017.
The new album was recorded in eight days at Dr. Dre's studio in Los Angeles with producer Ed Stasium helming the board.
The band recently completed a run of dates in Europe.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 11 -- Louisville, KY -- Headliners Music Hall
Sept. 12 -- Evanston, IL -- SPACE
Sept. 13 -- Ferndale, MI -- The Magic Bag
Sept. 14 -- Toronto, ON -- Horseshoe Tavern
Sept. 15 -- Cleveland, OH -- Beachland Ballroom
Sept. 17 -- New York, NY -- Rough Trade NYC
Sept. 18 -- Jersey City, NJ -- WFMU Monty Hall
Sept. 19 -- Philadelphia, PA -- The Locks at Sona
Sept. 20 -- Washington D.C. -- Pearl Street Warehouse
Oct 3. -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Roxy
Oct. 8 -- Portland, OR -- Aladdin Theatre
Jan 29-Feb. 3, 2020 -- Miami, FL -- Outlaw Country Cruise
Tickets on sale May 24.
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