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Iron and Wine Launches North American Fall Tour

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Iron and Wine Launches North American Fall Tour

    Iron and Wine, whose Nonesuch debut album, Ghost on Ghost, was released this past spring to critical acclaim, kicks off the first leg of its North American fall tour with a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis tonight. Singer-songwriter Sam Beam and his 12-piece band then head north of the 49th parallel for five shows in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, before returning to the States to play Fargo, Des Moines, Madison, and Chicago, and back up to Toronto. The tour picks up again on the West Coast at the end of October with a Halloween show in Los Angeles, followed by dates along the Coast and back across the country before landing in Nashville and Atlanta in mid-November. See below for all of the currently scheduled dates; for additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Ghost on Ghost, wrote Uncut, “insinuates itself into the listener’s consciousness like a film—one that demands to be watched over and over … It’s a stunner.” The album is the fifth release from Beam under the pen name Iron and Wine and was produced by his longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats). The new album features a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost.

    To pick up a copy of Ghost on Ghost, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. It is also available there as MP3 and FLAC files.

    Iron and Wine’s previous album was 2011’s critically acclaimed Kiss Each Other Clean, of which Rolling Stone stated “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” while Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late '60s and early '70s.”

    Prior to Kiss Each Other Clean, which was released on Warner Bros. Records, Iron and Wine released three albums on Sub Pop: The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), and The Shepherd’s Dog (2007).

    IRON AND WINE ON TOUR

    Sep 18 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
    Sep 19 Pantages Playhouse Theater Winnipeg, MB
    Sep 20 The Odeon Saskatoon, SK
    Sep 21 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB
    Sep 22 Francis Winspear Centre Edmonton, AB
    Sep 23 University Theatre Regina, SK
    Sep 24 Fargo Theatre Fargo, ND
    Sep 25 Hoyt-Sherman Theatre Des Moines, IA
    Sep 26 Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI
    Sep 27 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
    Sep 28 Sound Academy Toronto, ON
         
    Oct 31 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
    Nov 1 Fox Theatre Oakland, CA
    Nov 2 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
    Nov 3 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
    Nov 4 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
    Nov 5 Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
    Nov 6 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov 7  Paramount Theatre  Denver, CO
    Nov 8 Rococo Theatre Lincoln, NE
    Nov 9 Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO
    Nov 10 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
    Nov 11 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
         
on September 17, 2013 - 4:32pm
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Iron and Wine, whose Nonesuch debut album, Ghost on Ghost, was released this past spring to critical acclaim, kicks off the first leg of its North American fall tour with a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis tonight. Singer-songwriter Sam Beam and his 12-piece band head next to Canada for five shows in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, before returning to the States to play Fargo, Des Moines, Madison, and Chicago, and back up to Toronto. The tour picks up again on the West Coast at the end of October.

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Iron and Wine, whose Nonesuch debut album, Ghost on Ghost, was released this past spring to critical acclaim, kicks off the first leg of its North American fall tour with a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis tonight. Singer-songwriter Sam Beam and his 12-piece band then head north of the 49th parallel for five shows in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, before returning to the States to play Fargo, Des Moines, Madison, and Chicago, and back up to Toronto. The tour picks up again on the West Coast at the end of October with a Halloween show in Los Angeles, followed by dates along the Coast and back across the country before landing in Nashville and Atlanta in mid-November. See below for all of the currently scheduled dates; for additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Ghost on Ghost, wrote Uncut, “insinuates itself into the listener’s consciousness like a film—one that demands to be watched over and over … It’s a stunner.” The album is the fifth release from Beam under the pen name Iron and Wine and was produced by his longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats). The new album features a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost.

To pick up a copy of Ghost on Ghost, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. It is also available there as MP3 and FLAC files.

Iron and Wine’s previous album was 2011’s critically acclaimed Kiss Each Other Clean, of which Rolling Stone stated “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” while Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late '60s and early '70s.”

Prior to Kiss Each Other Clean, which was released on Warner Bros. Records, Iron and Wine released three albums on Sub Pop: The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), and The Shepherd’s Dog (2007).

IRON AND WINE ON TOUR

Sep 18 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Sep 19 Pantages Playhouse Theater Winnipeg, MB
Sep 20 The Odeon Saskatoon, SK
Sep 21 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB
Sep 22 Francis Winspear Centre Edmonton, AB
Sep 23 University Theatre Regina, SK
Sep 24 Fargo Theatre Fargo, ND
Sep 25 Hoyt-Sherman Theatre Des Moines, IA
Sep 26 Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI
Sep 27 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Sep 28 Sound Academy Toronto, ON
     
Oct 31 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 1 Fox Theatre Oakland, CA
Nov 2 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 3 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Nov 4 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Nov 5 Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
Nov 6 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 7  Paramount Theatre  Denver, CO
Nov 8 Rococo Theatre Lincoln, NE
Nov 9 Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO
Nov 10 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Nov 11 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
     
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 10:00
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Iron and Wine: Tour poster, September 2013

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