O'Donovan sets new tour
Monday, March 3, 2014
– Aoife O'Donovan announced new U.S. tour dates on Monday.
Along with headline performances, O'Donovan will perform shows with Punch Brothers, The Lone Bellow, a show with Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
The tour kicks off on March 17 in Pittsburgh, ending in Boston April 28.
O'Donovan's most recent album, "Fossils," was released in June. The album features 10 original songs by O'Donovan and includes contributions from Sam Amidon and Dave Douglas. The album was recorded in Portland, Ore. and O'Donovan's adopted home of New York City. The singer grew up in Newton, Mass.
Tour dates are:
March 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre (with Punch Brothers)
March 18 - Richmond, VA - The National (with Punch Brothers)
March 19 - Boone, NC - Schaefer Center (with Punch Brothers)
March 20 - 21- Savannah, GA - Savannah Music Fest- Ships of the Sea Pavilion (with The Lone Bellow)
March 22 - Live Oak, FL - Suwannee Springfest
March 23 - Charleston, WV - The Clay Center (with Punch Brothers)
March 25 - Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater (with Punch Brothers)
March 26 - Madison, WI - Capitol Theater (with Punch Brothers)
March 28 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
March 29 - Storrs, CT - Jorgensen Center (with Punch Brothers)
March 30 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall (with Punch Brothers)
April 3 - York, PA - Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center (with The Lone Bellow)
April 4 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater (with The Lone Bellow)
April 5 - Peace Dale, RI - Lily Pad's
April 6 - Ogunquit, ME - Jonathan's
April 11 - Collinsville, CT - Bridge Street Live (with Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage)
April 12 - Katonah, NY - Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts
April 13 - Brownfield, ME - The Stone Mountain Arts Center (with Carolina Chocolate Drops)
April 24 -Easton, MD - Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre
April 25 - Norfolk, VA - North Shore Point House
April 26 - Baltimore, MD - Charm City Folk (with Noam Pikelny & Friends)
April 27 -Northampton, MA - The Parlor Room
April 28 - Boston, MA - Club Passim
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