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The Civil Wars announce headlining tour

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 – Fresh off a performance Sunday at the Newport Folk Festival, The Civil Wars will embark on a nationwide headlining tour this October, including performances at New York's Town Hall and Los Angeles' The Wiltern.

The duo - Joy Williams and John Paul White - combine soaring harmonies and acoustic guitar in a rootsy, sometimes country sound. The shows follow this year's release of their studio debut album, "Barton Hollow," which has sold more than 150,000 units to date as an indie release (Sensibility Music). The band is currently a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist to watch and, after joining Adele on a series of U.S. shows earlier this year. Williams and White will join her on her sold-out U.K. tour this September.

"Barton Hollow" was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Grammy-award winning Charlie Peacock. The 12-track album comes on the heels of a breakout year for the duo, whose live album has been downloaded more than 200,000 times. Their 2009 four song EP, "Poison & Wine," debuted at number 4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top Albums chart. The EP's title track and first single was played in full on "Grey's Anatomy," and its accompanying music video has been viewed more than 1,700,000 times on YouTube. Their second show ever, performed at a sold out Eddie's Attic, was recorded and released as a free digital album.

Tour dates are:

Aug. 12 Boulder, CO eTown

Aug. 21 Lyons, CO Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

Sept. 1 Dublin, Ireland The Sugar Club

Sept. 4-25 various locations, UK On tour in support of Adele

Sept. 15 Paris, France Café de la danse (Eldorado Festival)

Sept. 26 Manchester, UK Night and Day

Sept. 27 London, UK Union Chapel

Oct. 7 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre

Oct. 8 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre*

Oct. 9 Atlanta Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College*

Oct. 10 Atlanta Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College

Oct. 12-13 Nashville, TN Americana Music Festival & Awards

Oct. 19 Charlotte, NC McGlohan Theatre

Oct. 20 Durham, NC Page Auditorium

Oct. 21 Norfolk, VA NorVa Theatre

Oct. 22 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater

Oct. 23 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre

Oct. 25 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero

Oct. 27 New York Town Hall

Oct. 28 Boston Berklee Performance Center

Oct. 29 Montreal, QC Gesu

Nov. 1 Toronto, ON The Phoenix

Nov. 2 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater

Nov. 3 Columbus, OH Lincoln Theatre

Nov. 4 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

Nov. 6 Chicago, IL The Vic

Nov. 8 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall

Nov. 9 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre

Nov. 13 Vancouver, BC The Vogue

Nov. 14 Seattle, WA The Neptune

Nov. 15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

Nov. 17 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Nov. 18 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre

Nov. 19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

Nov. 20 Tempe, AZ The Marquee

* sold-out shows


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Music keeps flowing from The Civil Wars, and this four-song EP of covers is not filler. In fact, all four songs - Sour Times, Between the Bars, Billie Jean and Talking in Your Sleep - could easily have wound up on a full-scale release by Joy Lynn Williams and John Paul White. Including Billie Jean should come as no shock to anyone who has seen them live because this was a staple in their live gigs (although probably a surprise if you hadn't seen them before). The Michael Jackson song ...
CD review - The Civil Wars One gets the distinct sense that there's a storm a brewing on the jacket of The Civil Wars major label debut. It appears that a huge plume of black smoke is all that remains. And that depiction may be most accurate in a number of ways for The Civil Wars, the duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White. First and perhaps foremost is that Williams and White seem to be at professional odds. As for the material contained here, for the most part, it's about relationships that either have or ...
CD review - Barton Hollow Upon first listen, The Civil Wars comes off like a more Southern version of She & Him. While She & Him draws upon classic pop elements, The Civil Wars is much more country and folk focused. Charlie Peacock produced "Barton Hollow," giving it a simple, sparse acoustic sound; one that is very different from the man's usual solo music or other productions (early Switchfoot albums, which are all comprised of sharp electric guitar rock, and his own solo work veers closer to blue eyed soul). ...


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