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Punch Brothers Offer Free Live Sampler for Launch of North American Tour

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Punch Brothers Offer Free Live Sampler for Launch of North American Tour

    Punch Brothers, who launch their North American tour at the Théâtre Corona in Montreal tonight, are celebrating the occasion by offering a bundle of tracks as a free download. The set includes three songs recorded live at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on March 8, 2012, including the band's live takes on "New York City" and "Don't Get Married Without Me," off their latest Nonesuch album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, and Chris Thile's tune "Song for a Young Queen." Listen to the track previews below and head to punchbrothers.com/live to download the full songs.

    Following tonight's concert in Montreal, this first leg of the North American tour, for which Punch Brothers will be joined by Tom Brosseau on most dates, also includes stops in Toronto, upstate New York, New England, the Midwest, and into the South. Punch Brothers head to Europe in late October and November and return to the States for the second leg of the North American tour starting November 24 in Vancouver. Punch Brothers close out 2012 in style with a three-night run at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, December 29–31.

    During the current tour, the band will make a special stop back home in New York City next Friday, October 5, for a short set and a chat with The New Yorker's Alec Wilkinson as part of The New Yorker Festival. Writing of "The Virtuosity and Warmth of Punch Brothers" for newyorker.com earlier this week, Wilkinson says the "engagement with their songs and instrumental pieces that the Punch Brothers display, at least for me, enlarges the boundaries of ordinary entertainment. I don’t think many popular musicians are capable of this. It requires daring, as well as a kind of humility that isn’t often native to the performer’s soul." Each band member, writes Wilkinson, "plays with grace, thoughtfulness, and force to a degree that is not duplicated by any band I am aware of." Read more at newyorker.com, where you'll also find a link to the event.

    See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour. Preview the three-song tour sampler here, and head to punchbrothers.com/live to download the complete tracks.


    PUNCH BROTHERS ON TOUR

    Sep 27 Théâtre Corona* Montreal, QC
    Sep 28 Phoenix Concert Theatre* Toronto, ON
    Sep 29 State Theatre* Ithaca, NY
    Sep 30 The Egg* Albany, NY
    Oct 2 The Music Hall* Portsmouth, NH
    Oct 3 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel* Providence, RI
    Oct 4 Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts* Storrs, CT
    Oct 5 Gramercy Theatre, New Yorker Festival New York, NY
    Oct 7 The Paramount* Huntington, NY
    Oct 8 The Kent Stage* Kent, OH
    Oct 9 The Blue Note* Columbia, MO
    Oct 11 Harvest Music Festival Ozark, AR
    Oct 12 La Zona Rosa, ACL Late Night Show^ Austin, TX
    Oct 13 Zilker Park, ACL Music Festival Austin, TX
    Oct 14 The Paris at House of Blues* New Orleans, LA
    Oct 16 Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC
    Oct 17 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
    Oct 18 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
    Oct 19 Shoals Community Theatre Florence, AL

    Oct 22 MTC Club† Cologne, GERMANY
    Oct 23 Lido† Berlin, GERMANY
    Oct 24 Knust† Hamburg, GERMANY

    Nov 3 Festival International Mandolines Lunel, FRANCE
    Nov 5 Open House Festival Belfast, UK
    Nov 6 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, UK
    Nov 7 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham Birmingham, UK
    Nov 9 O2 Academy 2 Oxford Oxford, UK
    Nov 11 The Queen's Hall Edinburgh, UK
    Nov 12 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
    Nov 13 Islington Assembly Hall London, UK
    Nov 14 The Tunnels Bristol, UK
    Nov 16 Crossing Border Enschede, NETHERLANDS
    Nov 17 Crossing Border The Hague, NETHERLANDS
    Nov 18 Crossing Border Antwerp, BELGIUM

    Nov 24 Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Vancouver, BC
    Nov 25 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
    Nov 26 Tower Theatre** Bend, OR
    Nov 27 Laxson Auditorium** Chico, CA
    Nov 29 Napa Valley Opera House** Napa, CA
    Nov 30 Rio Theatre** Santa Cruz, CA
    Dec 1 The Luckman Arts Complex Los Angeles, CA
    Dec 2 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
    Dec 4 Lobero Theatre** Santa Barbara, CA
    Dec 5 Crescent Ballroom** Phoenix, AZ
    Dec 7 The Depot** Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec 8 Wheeler Opera House** Aspen, CO
    Dec 9 Boulder Theater** Boulder, CO
    Dec 11 Beaumont Club** Kansas City, MO
    Dec 12 First Avenue** Minneapolis, MN
    Dec 13 The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
    Dec 29-31 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

    Feb 1 Mountain Song at Sea Miami, FL
    Feb 6 Burruss Auditorium Blacksburg, VA

    * w/ Tom Brosseau
    ^ w/ Trampled by Turtles
    † w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
    ** w/ The Milk Carton Kids

on September 25, 2012 - 5:45pm
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Punch Brothers, who launch their North American tour in Montreal tonight, are celebrating the occasion by offering a free download of three songs recorded live at The Fillmore in San Francisco, including their songs "New York City" and "Don't Get Married Without Me" and Chris Thile's "Song for a Young Queen." The New Yorker's Alec Wilkinson, who will be chatting with the band at The New Yorker Festival on October 5, says that each band member "plays with grace, thoughtfulness, and force to a degree that is not duplicated by any band I am aware of."

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Punch Brothers, who launch their North American tour at the Théâtre Corona in Montreal tonight, are celebrating the occasion by offering a bundle of tracks as a free download. The set includes three songs recorded live at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on March 8, 2012, including the band's live takes on "New York City" and "Don't Get Married Without Me," off their latest Nonesuch album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, and Chris Thile's tune "Song for a Young Queen." Listen to the track previews below and head to punchbrothers.com/live to download the full songs.

Following tonight's concert in Montreal, this first leg of the North American tour, for which Punch Brothers will be joined by Tom Brosseau on most dates, also includes stops in Toronto, upstate New York, New England, the Midwest, and into the South. Punch Brothers head to Europe in late October and November and return to the States for the second leg of the North American tour starting November 24 in Vancouver. Punch Brothers close out 2012 in style with a three-night run at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, December 29–31.

During the current tour, the band will make a special stop back home in New York City next Friday, October 5, for a short set and a chat with The New Yorker's Alec Wilkinson as part of The New Yorker Festival. Writing of "The Virtuosity and Warmth of Punch Brothers" for newyorker.com earlier this week, Wilkinson says the "engagement with their songs and instrumental pieces that the Punch Brothers display, at least for me, enlarges the boundaries of ordinary entertainment. I don’t think many popular musicians are capable of this. It requires daring, as well as a kind of humility that isn’t often native to the performer’s soul." Each band member, writes Wilkinson, "plays with grace, thoughtfulness, and force to a degree that is not duplicated by any band I am aware of." Read more at newyorker.com, where you'll also find a link to the event.

See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour. Preview the three-song tour sampler here, and head to punchbrothers.com/live to download the complete tracks.


PUNCH BROTHERS ON TOUR

Sep 27 Théâtre Corona* Montreal, QC
Sep 28 Phoenix Concert Theatre* Toronto, ON
Sep 29 State Theatre* Ithaca, NY
Sep 30 The Egg* Albany, NY
Oct 2 The Music Hall* Portsmouth, NH
Oct 3 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel* Providence, RI
Oct 4 Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts* Storrs, CT
Oct 5 Gramercy Theatre, New Yorker Festival New York, NY
Oct 7 The Paramount* Huntington, NY
Oct 8 The Kent Stage* Kent, OH
Oct 9 The Blue Note* Columbia, MO
Oct 11 Harvest Music Festival Ozark, AR
Oct 12 La Zona Rosa, ACL Late Night Show^ Austin, TX
Oct 13 Zilker Park, ACL Music Festival Austin, TX
Oct 14 The Paris at House of Blues* New Orleans, LA
Oct 16 Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 17 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Oct 18 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
Oct 19 Shoals Community Theatre Florence, AL

Oct 22 MTC Club† Cologne, GERMANY
Oct 23 Lido† Berlin, GERMANY
Oct 24 Knust† Hamburg, GERMANY

Nov 3 Festival International Mandolines Lunel, FRANCE
Nov 5 Open House Festival Belfast, UK
Nov 6 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, UK
Nov 7 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham Birmingham, UK
Nov 9 O2 Academy 2 Oxford Oxford, UK
Nov 11 The Queen's Hall Edinburgh, UK
Nov 12 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
Nov 13 Islington Assembly Hall London, UK
Nov 14 The Tunnels Bristol, UK
Nov 16 Crossing Border Enschede, NETHERLANDS
Nov 17 Crossing Border The Hague, NETHERLANDS
Nov 18 Crossing Border Antwerp, BELGIUM

Nov 24 Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Vancouver, BC
Nov 25 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Nov 26 Tower Theatre** Bend, OR
Nov 27 Laxson Auditorium** Chico, CA
Nov 29 Napa Valley Opera House** Napa, CA
Nov 30 Rio Theatre** Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 1 The Luckman Arts Complex Los Angeles, CA
Dec 2 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Dec 4 Lobero Theatre** Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 5 Crescent Ballroom** Phoenix, AZ
Dec 7 The Depot** Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 8 Wheeler Opera House** Aspen, CO
Dec 9 Boulder Theater** Boulder, CO
Dec 11 Beaumont Club** Kansas City, MO
Dec 12 First Avenue** Minneapolis, MN
Dec 13 The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Dec 29-31 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

Feb 1 Mountain Song at Sea Miami, FL
Feb 6 Burruss Auditorium Blacksburg, VA

* w/ Tom Brosseau
^ w/ Trampled by Turtles
† w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
** w/ The Milk Carton Kids

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