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  • Friday, September 20, 2019

    Kronos Quartet, Sam Amidon perform at FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA … The Black Keys headline Life Is Beautiful … John Adams’s new work premieres with San Francisco Symphony … Jeremy Denk gives solo recital in Pennsylvania … Alarm Will Sound performs Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger in Boston … Rhiannon Giddens tours US South … Brad Mehldau Trio tours Benelux … Mountain Man closes out Magic Ship tour in North Carolina … Robert Plant brings Carry Fire to Outlaw Music, Bourbon & Beyond fests … Chris Thile performs in upstate New York ... Yola tours US Midwest …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019

    The Black Keys return to the stage after a five-year absence with a performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles for members of their Lonely Boys & Girls Fan Club tonight. The concert kicks off the band's thirty-eight date North American "Let's Rock" tour. Special guests Modest Mouse will provide support, and Shannon & The Clams, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, *repeat repeat, and Jessy Wilson will each open select shows on the tour, too. The band also headlines 2019's Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas this Saturday.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi begin a months-long tour with a performance at Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, AL, on Thursday. The tour, featuring music from their album there is no Other, continues with concerts across North America, including Atlanta, Nashville, DC, Cambridge, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, and more, into November. They then head to the UK and Europe and return to the States in February.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Monday, September 16, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens stopped by NPR, joined by multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi and bassist Jason Sypher, to perform a Tiny Desk Concert of songs from her new album, there is no Other, and her previous album, Freedom Highway. You can watch it here. "Despite its weightiness, Rhiannon Giddens' music is entertaining, and her voice, the melodies, and her accompaniment are engaging," says host Bob Boilen. "But it is music infused with lessons and deep purpose—something all too rare in popular music in my opinion."

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Monday, September 16, 2019

    Yola announced that her Walk Through Fire World Tour returns to North America in early 2020 for two months of shows. The newly announced run begins in Cambridge on January 7 and includes shows in DC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, and more. The shows follow a busy autumn of US headline shows and festival sets, a performance with Kacey Musgraves at The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and a tour of the UK and Europe. Additionally, the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will host a special conversation and performance with Yola on October 16. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Friday, September 13, 2019

    William Brittelle's Spiritual America is performed by Metropolis Ensemble, Sam Amidon in Ireland … Jeremy Denk performs Schumman with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra … Kronos Quartet is in Georgia … Pat Metheny concludes NYC run … Robert Plant brings Carry Fire to Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest in Canada … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from NYC … Yola makes Grand Ole Opry debut … and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Monday, September 9, 2019

    The Black Keys announce a Lonely Boys & Girls Fan Club show at The Wiltern in LA on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Members of the club, band's official fan club, will have first access to purchase tickets when they go on sale. Fans can sign up to the club for free here where they can also enter for chances to meet the band and receive music and videos before anyone else. The Wiltern show marks The Black Keys' return to the stage after a five-year absence, kicking off their thirty-eight date North American "Let's Rock" tour. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Monday, September 9, 2019

    Attacca Quartet kicks off its 2019–20 concert season in Italy this week, performing a program that opens with composer Caroline Shaw's five-part Plan and Elevation, the centerpiece to her album, Orange. On the album, the Attacca performs that and other pieces by Shaw, as it will throughout the upcoming concert season. Shaw joins the quartet for performances in Red Bank, New York City, and London, and the season's culminating concert at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, in May, for which they will also be joined by Gabriel Kahane as well.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Friday, September 6, 2019

    Chris Thile launches new season of Live From Here from NYC … Timo Andres gives solo recital in Brooklyn … Daughter of Swords plays Hopscotch Music Fest … Rhiannon Giddens plays UK's The Long Road fest … Gabriel Kahane brings Book of Travelers to Calgary … Pat Metheny tours Midwest … Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau reunite MoodSwing quartet in upstate New York … Yola tours as special guest of Kacey Musgraves …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    Yola begins an eight-concert North American tour as special guest of Kacey Musgraves with shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, Cleveland, Toronto, and Vienna, VA; two nights in New Orleans; and a culminating concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Yola also has several US headline shows and festival sets ahead—including Farm Aid, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and Austin City Limits—then returns to the UK and Europe to tour. She will perform at the Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville on September 11; Yola is up for Emerging Act of the Year and Album of the Year. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    Gabriel Kahane begins his 2019–20 concert season with a performance of songs from his album Book of Travelers at the Honens Festival in Calgary on Friday. The season ahead brings several concerts featuring music from the album, including an evening with string quartet in Seattle and performances of Pattern of the Rail: Six Orchestral Songs from 'Book of Travelers' with Oregon Symphony, of which he was recently named Creative Chair, and Louisville Orchestra. Kahane's currently scheduled season culminates in a concert with Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, in May.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    The line-up for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has been announced, and among the performers are several artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Emmylou Harris, Kronos Quartet, Robert Plant, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, and Yola. The free, annual outdoor music festival returns for the nineteenth year to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, October 4–6, 2019. You can hear songs from all these artists in a playlist here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour

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