Shakey Graves Announces EP and Extends Tour
Shakey GRAVES announces a new EP coming September 21 that will feature live performances of the tracks "Cops and Robbers" and "Counting Sheep" from his NPR Night Owl session that occurred in his hometown of Austin at SXSW earlier this year. The session was filmed at the historic Saengerrunde Hall.
In addition to the EP, Shakey GRAVES adds new show dates to his extensive international tour (known as The Tour Tour Tour Tour Tour Tour Tour Tour Tour), which originally started in May and will now continue through mid-December with over 80+ total performances. Last month, Shakey performed to a sold out crowd at Morrison, CO's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. He is currently routing through the US and can be seen at AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Music Festival in October before heading to Europe and back to the US for the additional dates. In combination with the EP release, tickets for the newly announced shows will also be on sale September 21, available to the public via shakeygraves.com.
Shakey Graves' new album, Can't Wake Up (Dualtone), has received praise for veering from the inevitable to the revelatory; its thirteen songs teeming with jarring musical and thematic collisions and thrillingly seamless intersections, gnarly psychological hornswoggles and ecstatic resolutions. Central to the prevailing sense of disorientation are the lead vocals, none of which is purely solo. Instead, each lead performance is shadowed by a queasy harmony or slightly out-of-sync unison part, giving the sense-especially on headphones-that these voices are emanating from inside the listener's head.
"Armed with new instruments and a lifetime of dreams, he forgoes his boot-stomping, cheeky folk for a sound that fluctuates between finely-tuned rock and full-band pop," comments NPR's Nina Corcoran. "Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) pulls it off in large part due to his storytelling prowess; these songs would be welcoming, even enthralling, in any style."
For more information, music, and concert tickets, visit shakeygraves.com.
September 18 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore *
September 19 - Boston, MA - House of Blues * SOLD OUT
September 20 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach < ^
September 22 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
September 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
September 25 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *
September 26 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
September 28 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee *
September 29 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre *
September 30 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *
October 2 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace *
October 3 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
October 4 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *
October 5 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City Birmingham *
October 7 - Austin, TX - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Music Festival
October 14 - Austin, TX - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Music Festival
October 29 - Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVendenburg Ronda ?
October 30 - Cologne, Germany - Kulturkirche ?
October 31 - Brussels, Belgium - Le Botanique ?
November 2 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Hotel Cecil ?
November 3 - Groningen, Netherlands - Take Root ?
November 4 - Berlin, Germany - Heimathafen ?
November 5 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan ?
November 7 - Vienna, Austria - Flex ?
November 8 - Munich, Germany - Freiheiz ?
November 9 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl ?
November 10 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie ?
November 12 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 2 ?
November 13 - London, UK - Koko ?
November 14 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club ?
November 15 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 ?
November 16 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street ?
November 17 - Belfast, UK - Elmwood Hall ?
December 3 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theatre >+
December 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern >+
December 6 - Oakland, CA - FOX Theater >+
December 7 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater >+
December 8 - Seattle, WA - Neptune >+
December 11 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater >+
December 12 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre >+
December 14 - Aspen, CO - BELLY UP +
December 15 - Vail, CO - Ford Park +
* with The Wild Reeds
< with The Sheepdogs
^ with Blitzen Trapper
? with Petal
> with Kolars
+ NEWLY ADDED
Photo Credit: Danny Clinch