All Our Exes Live in Texas Announce Headline National Tour
All Our Exes Live In Texas will be headlining an upcoming US tour, announced today, as their return to North America. This follows the group's winning of the 2017 ARIA-effectively Australia's Grammy-for Best Roots & Blues Album, as well as their appearance on Kesha's megahit "Praying." Last summer, at a Sydney recording session with Ryan Lewis and Ben Abraham, All Our Exes Live in Texas-the four Australian vocalist-instrumentalists Elana Stone(accordion), Katie Wighton (guitar), Hannah Crofts (ukulele), and Georgia Mooney (mandolin)-laid down backing vocals on an unreleased Kesha song, as a favor to the producer. Little did anyone know then that this very recording would land on "Praying" in its original form.
All Our Exes Live In Texas' tour includes major coastal cities such as Portland, Richmond, andBoston, and lesser traveled towns such as Exton, PA, and Concord, NH, as detailed below.
All Our Exes Live in Texas:
May 23: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
May 24: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
May 25: Olympia, WA @ Rhythm and Rye
May 26: Port Angeles, WA @ Juan de Fuca Festival
May 27: Astoria, OR @ Fort George Brewery
May 29: San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
May 31: Palm Springs, CA @ Palm Desert Civic Center Amphitheater
June 1: Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
June 2: Prescott, AZ @ Prescott Center for the Arts
June 3: Taos, NM @ Music on the Mothership
June 7: Dallas, TX @ The Rustic
June 8: Fort Worth, TX @ Fred's Texas Café
June 9: Austin, TX @ Radio
June 10: Kerrville, TX @ Kerrville Folk Festival
June 13: Nashville, TN @ City Winery
June 15: Richmond, VA @ Downtown Music Hall/Capital Ale House
June 16: Columbia, MD @ Columbia Arts Fest
June 17: Milton, DE @ Milton Theatre
June 18: Washington, DC @ The Kennedy Center
June 19: Exton, PA @ Eagleview Concert Series
June 20: Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim
June 21: Old Saybrook, CT @ The Kate
June 22: Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall Loft
June 23: Concord, NH @ Market Days
June 24: Portland, ME @ Blue
June 26: Rochester, NY @ Rochester Jazz Festival
All Our Exes Live in Texas
All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Australia's finest singer-songwriters - Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney - here combining in four-part indie-folk harmony heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of charm and songwriting prowess.
Known as much for their side-splitting banter and feminist politics as their devastatingly beautiful harmonies, All Our Exes Live in Texas have had an impressive career to date. Since forming for an O Brother Where Art Thou? tribute show in 2013, they've circumnavigated Australia more times than they can count, playing sold-out headline tours and almost every festival the country has to offer.
All Our Exes Live in Texas has gained a wide and loyal audience, touring with such diverse artists as The Backstreet Boys (USA), Passenger (UK), Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (USA), St Paul & The Broken Bones (USA), Marlon Williams (NZ), not to mention Australian icons Midnight Oil, Megan Washington and Kate Miller-Heidke.
In 2017 All Our Exes Live in Texas won the ARIA award for Best Blues & Roots Album for their critically acclaimed debut, "When We Fall". In the same year they went home with "Folk Act of the Year" at both the National Live Music Awards and AU Review Awards. Songs from the album were also nominated for the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition and APRA Song of the Year.
With their fanbase continuing to grow as rapidly as it is in Australia, it is little wonder the Exes are turning heads all over the world. At SXSW 2017 they were listed as one of the "Top 15 Artists to Watch" by NPR's All Songs Considered, at Nashville's Americanafest their performances were described as "star-making" and people are still talking about their showcase at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.Having also embedded themselves firmly in the hearts of the UK and Ireland, the Exes have returned several times with sold out shows to growing audiences and slots on international festivals, including The Great Escape in 2018.
When you come to an All Our Exes Live in Texas show, brace yourself to experience intricate musicality, heartbreaking honesty and melodies that soar from four voices that captivate on their own and come together like magic. Add to this, whip-cracking banter and an on-stage synergy that is as effortless as it is alluring, and there's no chance you can resist the call of the Exes sirens.