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Nickel Creek Kicks Off Summer Tour

on July 9, 2014 - 2:07pm
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Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—kicks off its two-month, US summer tour at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, followed by additional stops in the state this week and at the Taste of Chicago on Friday, when the group shares a bill with Emmylou Harris. The tour features songs from Nickel Creek's new album, A Dotted Line, and favorites from throughout the band's career. The Associated Press says: "All the years collaborating with other musicians or performing on their own helped to create a stronger, more focused sound."

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Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—kicks off its two-month summer tour of the United States with a performance at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, followed by additional stops in the state this week and at the Taste of Chicago on Friday, when the group shares a bill with label mate Emmylou Harris. The tour features songs from Nickel Creek's recently released Nonesuch Records debut album, A Dotted Line, and favorites from throughout the band's career.

The Secret Sisters, Sarah Jarosz, and Josh Ritter will be joining the band throughout the tour. See below for the complete list of dates. For details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

The Associated Press spoke with all three members of Nickel Creek for a profile titled "Time Apart Strengthens Bluegrass Trio Nickel Creek."

"The trio of musicians in Nickel Creek grew up performing together, but ultimately it was the nearly seven years spent concentrating on their own separate musical interests that made returning the stage together all the more exciting," writes the AP's Kristin M. Hall. "All the years collaborating with other musicians or performing on their own helped to create a stronger, more focused sound."

Read more and see what the band members have to say at bigstory.ap.org.

To pick up a copy of A Dotted Line, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where vinyl and CD orders include a free download of the complete album at checkout; MP3 and FLAC lossless files are also available to purchase there.

NICKEL CREEK ON TOUR

Jul 9 Meijer Gardens* - SOLD OUT Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 10 Kresge Auditorium* Interlochen, MI
Jul 11 Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL
Jul 12 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI
Jul 14 Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Boone, NC
Jul 15 Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre Roanoke, VA
Jul 17 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Oak Hill, NY
Jul 18 Cain Park Cleveland Heights, OH
Jul 19 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
Jul 20 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
Jul 22 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 24 Celebrate Brooklyn† - FREE Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 25 The Green at Shelburne Museum Shelburne, VT
Jul 26 Newport Folk Festival - SOLD OUT Newport, RI
     
Aug 1 Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Woodinville, WA
Aug 2 Pickathon Happy Valley, OR
Aug 3 Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Davis, CA
Aug 4 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
Aug 6 Idaho Botanical Garden Boise, ID
Aug 7 Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
Aug 8 Targhee Bluegrass Festival Alta, WY
Aug 9 Festival at Sandpoint Sandpoint, ID
Aug 13 Filene Center, Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
Aug 14 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NC
Aug 15 nTelos Wireless Pavilion Portsmouth, VA
Aug 16 Hot August Music Festival Cockeysville, MD
Aug 18 The Pageant* St. Louis, MO
Aug 19 Uptown Theatre* Kansas City, MO
Aug 20 Cain's Ballroom* Tulsa, OK
Aug 22 The Majestic Theatre* Dallas, TX
Aug 23 ACL Live @ Moody Theatre - SOLD OUT* Austin, TX
Aug 24 ACL Live @ Moody Theatre* Austin, TX
Aug 28 Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
Aug 29 KiMO Arts Center Albuquerque, NM
Aug 30 Pikes Peak Center Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 31 JAS Aspen Snowmass Aspen, CO
     

 * w/ Sarah Jarosz
† w/ The Secret Sisters
‡ w/ Josh Ritter

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:00
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