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Nickel Creek returns to road

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 – Nickel Creek — mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins — will return to the road this spring with their first headline tour since 2014.

The run kicks April 15 at Cincinnati's Andrew J Brady Music Center and includes stops at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater, Boston's MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park, Philadelphia's The Fillmore, New York's The Rooftop at Pier 17, Atlanta's The Eastern, Chicago's Salt Shed, Milwaukee's Riverside Theater and Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts among many others.

Tickets and "Celebrants Club" VIP packages for the headline shows will be available for pre-sale starting Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. local time with general on-sale following this Friday, at 10 a.m. local time.

Nickel Creek will release "Celebrants," their first new album in nine years, on March 24 via Thirty Tigers.

Their fifth studio album, "Celebrants," contains 18 tracks,.

Recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A, the album was produced by longtime collaborator Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Grace Potter, Weezer) and features Mike Elizondo on bass.

Tour dates are:
April - 15—Cincinnati, OH—Andrew J Brady Music Center*
April 17—Pittsburgh, PA—Byham Theater*
April 18—New Haven, CT—College Street Music Hall*
April 20—Concord, NH—Capitol Center for the Arts*
April 21—Portland, ME—State Theatre*
April 22—Boston, MA—MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park*
April 23—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore*
April 25—Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Co*
May 1—Charlottesville, PA—Ting Pavilion #
May 3—York, PA—Appell Center for the Performing Arts #
May 4—New York, NY—The Rooftop at Pier 17 #
May 31—Charleston, SC—Spoleto Festival
June 2—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern*
June 3—Greenville, SC—Peace Center*
June 4—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival (SOLD OUT)
June 6—Akron, OH—E.J. Thomas Hall*
June 8—Grand Rapids, MI—Venue TBA*
June 9—Chicago, IL—The Salt Shed*
June 10—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater*
June 11—Chesterfield, MO—The Factory at The District*
June 13—Kansas City, MO—Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts*
* with special guest Gaby Moreno
! with special guest Aoife O'Donovan
# with special guest Hawktail

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