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Hiss Golden Messenger Announce HEART LIKE A LEVEE World Tour


Following last week's announcementof new album Heart Like a Levee (out everywhere October 7 on Merge Records), Hiss Golden Messenger share details of their world tour, beginning October 14 in Asheville, NC. It will see Hiss Golden Messenger creative force M.C. Taylor and his band travel throughout North America before playing shows in the UK and Europe in December. The Hiss Golden Messenger Heart Like a Levee world tour trailer directed by Harlan Campbell, is also available to accompany the announcement.

The songs on Heart Like a Levee are immediate, dealing with themes that include leaving and returning, belief and trust, guilt, honesty, and life on the road. M.C. Taylor says, "I wrote these songs during a time of transition and doubt. The process was raw, but also joyous. I spent a lot of time with these words and chords in all types of weather. In the end I learned more about myself making this record than any in the past, and that's one important way for me to gauge whether an album was worth making."

Preorder Heart Like a Levee on LP and CD in the Merge store, or digitally here. Double-disc deluxe versions include bonus album Vestapol, composed of eight previously unreleased songs performed and recorded almost entirely by M.C. Taylor in various motels on the road and at his home in Durham, North Carolina. Keep up with Hiss Golden Messenger on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Tour Dates:

Jul 28 Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square (solo performance)

Oct 14 Asheville, NC - Mothlight *

Oct 15 Nashville, TN - Exit/In ^

Oct 16 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *

Oct 17 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's ^

Oct 18 Austin, TX - The Parish ^

Oct 21 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *

Oct 22 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater #

Oct 23 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (supporting Bon Iver)

Oct 25 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *

Oct 27 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *

Oct 29 Vancouver, BC - The Fox ^

Oct 30 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern ^

Nov 01 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room *

Nov 02 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *

Nov 04 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon ^

Nov 05 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club #

Nov 06 Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk #

Nov 07 Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch ^

Nov 09 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *

Nov 10 Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz *

Nov 11 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground ^

Nov 12 Newtown, CT - Edmond Town Hall ^

Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *

Nov 15 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #

Nov 17 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^

Nov 19 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

Dec 01 Antwerp, BE - De Roma

Dec 03 Brighton, UK - Bleach

Dec 04 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

Dec 05 London, UK - Village Underground

Dec 07 Berlin, DE - Privat Club

Dec 08 Amsterdam, NE - Bitterzoet

# - with special guest Tift Merritt

* - with The Dead Tongues

^ - with Phil Cook

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