Posted in music | tour dates on August 12, 2009

Revival Tour

The second annual REVIVAL TOUR 2009--a nationwide trek founded by Chuck Ragan, the singer/songwriter/guitarist and Hot Water Music co-frontman--is set to launch October 13 in Louisville and wrap November 21 in St. Petersburg. Drawing from a diverse group of established musicians in indie Americana, rock, punk, Irish folk, Cajun, zydeco and blues, THE REVIVAL TOUR will take the band of traveling musicians through 32 U.S. cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta and many more. In traditional revival fashion, once the music starts, this new guard of young, genre-defying, musicians keep it rolling, teaming in and out through each others' sets until the final farewell of the night.

THE REVIVAL TOUR 2009 will include: CHUCK RAGAN (of Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (of Sparta and Sleepercar), Kevin Seconds (Nov. 3-5 only), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (of Avail), Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones), Jenny Owen Youngs, Possessed by Paul James, Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (of Drag The River), Joey Cape (of Lagwagon), Bob Lucas, Austin Lucas, Audra Mae, Tom Cook, Steven Brodsky (of Cave In), Water Tower Bucket Boys, Anderson Family Bluegrass Band, members of The Zydepunks performing acoustic, Jon Gaunt (of Whiskey & Co) on fiddle, Digger Barnes on the upright bass and more.

The tour comes to NYC's Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, October 17th. Tickets are on sale. After that gig, the tour will visit NJ's Asbury Lanes the next night. More details on the tour with its full lineup and schedule, below...

Revival tour info...

Last year's inaugural REVIVAL TOUR featured Tim Barry of Avail, Ben Nichols of Lucero, Tom Gabel of Against Me! and Jesse Malin, among many others. "As artists we go on tour together and then in the final days of the tour--after everyone is familiar with one another--you're playing songs with your tour-mates and having a blast," states founder CHUCK RAGAN. "I thought, why can't we get together, rehearse before the tour starts and perform together during the entire tour?" RAGAN says of his inspiration for THE REVIVAL TOUR. "Some of our set for that night's show is chosen in advance, but everything else evolves organically onstage," he elaborates. "It's truly one of the most special tours I've ever been a part of."

Likewise, Jim Ward adds, "It's a real joy to be included on the revival tour this year. The idea of going on the road with some old friends and some soon-to-be friends, learning new songs, playing my songs with other folks is just a dream, to be honest. If you could add up the collective years on the road between the lot of us, and mix in the stories to be told, as well as the stories that will be made, it just seems almost overwhelming, almost too good to be true--I seriously cannot wait." British folkster Frank Turner, who will take a second turn on the trek, adds, "I did a few dates on Revival last year and I can honestly say, it was closer to my vision of how a music tour should be than any other I've ever been part of, as well as involving medically inadvisable levels of fun. Can't wait to get involved again this year."

Revival Tour 2009 lineup
Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music)
Jim Ward (of Sleepercar and Sparta)
Frank Turner
Kevin Seconds
Tim Barry (of Avail)
Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones)
Jenny Owen Youngs
Possessed by Paul James
Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (of Drag the River)
Joey Cape (of Lagwagon)
Bob Lucas
Austin Lucas
Audra Mae
Tom Cook
Steven Brodsky (of Cave In)
Water Tower Bucket Boys
Anderson Family Bluegrass Band
The Zydepunks
Jon Gaunt (Whiskey & Co)
Digger Barnes
Haywood Yards

Revival Tour - 2009 Tour Dates
Tue 10/13 Louisville, KY Skull Alley
Wed 10/14 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Thu 10/15 Richmond, VA The Downstairs Lounge
Fri 10/16 Baltimore, MD Sonar - Baltimore - Club
Sat 10/17 New York, NY Blender Theatre
Sun 10/18 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Mon 10/19 Cambridge, MA The Middle East
Tue 10/20 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero Theatre
Fri 10/23 Pontiac, MI Eagle Theatre
Sun 10/25 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club
Mon 10/26 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Wed 10/28 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre
Thu 10/29 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Sat 10/31 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Sun 11/1 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
Thu 11/5 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
Fri 11/6 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Sat 11/7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Sun 11/8 San Diego, CA Casbah
Mon 11/9 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
Tue 11/10 Tempe, AZ The Sets
Wed 11/11 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Thu 11/12 El Paso, TX Take 2
Fri 11/13 Austin, TX Red 7
Sat 11/14 Dallas, TX The Door-The Prophet Bar
Sun 11/15 Little Rock, AR Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
Mon 11/16 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe
Tue 11/17 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Wed 11/18 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe
Thu 11/19 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade- Hell Stage
Fri 11/20 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
Sat 11/21 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
Sun 11/22 Orlando, FL The Social


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Comments (5)

Chuch Ragan?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 8:55 AM

"Drawing from a diverse group of established musicians in indie Americana, rock, punk, Irish folk, Cajun, zydeco and blues..."

They forgot to mention EMO!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 9:01 AM

chuck ragan is great.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 10:30 AM

is chuch ragan like a yim yames thing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 10:35 AM

I was at last year's revival tour... best show i saw all year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 12:02 PM

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