"I was fortunate to catch The Punch Brothers at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night. I think I've seen them perform a good six times in the last year and a half? Honestly, I've lost count, because I've probably seen Chris Thile (who is part of the band) just as many. I consider it such a privilege to live in a city that not only breeds and encourages new talent but also offers up many an opportunity to see the music I love. I could (and have) gone on about this band before, but each concert I attend is different and amazing. The Secret Sisters opened and Karen Elson, the supermodel married to Jack White, performed with the bands as well." [Delighted & Charmed]That review refers to the 1/15 Punch Brothers and Secret Sisters show at Bowery Ballroom where special guest Karen Elson joined both bands.
Punch Brothers will return to Bowery Ballroom on April 16th, this time for a revival of p-Bingo Night...
"p-Bingo Night is Punch Brothers' creative process (made slightly more entertaining, hopefully) on display at the Living Room [ on Thursday nights in 2009 and 2010]. In addition to other delights, you can expect to see the Brothers trying out new material, improving existing material, and appropriating material that they wish was theirs, i.e. Radiohead, Bach, D'Angelo, James King, etc., right in front of your very eyes... or ears, rather, though music is generally better seen than heard. Also, there will be Special Guests, the coattails of whom the Brothers will surely ride to fame and fortune! Please note: little to no bingo will be played."Tickets for the April Bowery show are on sale. Check below for the full slate of PB dates which stretch from coast to coast and into June.
Among those dates are also two solo dates for Punch Brothers mandolin master Chris Thile. The first of those dates, Feb 8th, will see him team with Michael Daves for a sold-out date at Rockwood Music Hall. The second is March 2nd at Le Poisson Rouge with Gabriel Kahane and Brad Mehldau. Tickets are still available.
Gabriel Kahane also plays a show at Merkin Concert Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival three days after LPR.
Tour dates videos below.
Punch Brothers play Sometimes Guitarist Magazine
Punch Brothers feat. Steve Martin - Rye Whiskey (Live on Letterman 11-05-2010)
Chris Thile - Morning Bell (Radiohead)
PUNCH BROTHERS - 2011 TOUR DATES
Feb 5 Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (Mandolin Concerto w/ Symphony Orchestra) Cedar Falls, IA
Feb 8 Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2 (Chris duo show with Michael Daves) New York, NY
Feb 11 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
Feb 12 Wheeler Opera House Aspen, CO
Feb 13 Vilar Center Beaver Creek, CO
Feb 15 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
Feb 17 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
Feb 18 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Feb 19 UGA Performing Arts Center Athens, GA
Feb 20 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Feb 24 Arizona Musicfest (Mandolin Concerto w/ Symphony Orchestra) Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 26 Civic Center Mansfield Theatre (Mandolin Concerto w/ Symphony Orchestra) Great Falls, MT
Mar 2 Le Poisson Rouge (Chris duo with Gabriel Kahane with special guest Brad Mehldau) New York, NY
Mar 5 Weber State University Ogden, UT
Mar 7 Emerson Center Bozeman, MT
Mar 9 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
Mar 10 Alyeska Resort Girdwood, AK
Mar 11 Alyeska Resort Girdwood, AK
Mar 12 Alyeska Resort Girdwood, AK
Mar 14 The Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
Mar 15 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
Mar 16 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
Mar 18 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Mar 19 The Mystic Theater Petaluma, CA
Mar 31 Plaza Theater Orlando, FL
Apr 1 Florida Theater Jacksonville, FL
Apr 2 Savannah Music Festival Savannah, GA
Apr 3 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Apr 16 Bowery Ballroom - a p-Bingo Night New York, NY
May 1 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA
May 8 JazzFest New Orleans, LA
May 26 DelFest Cumberland, MD
May 27 Summer Camp Festival Chillicothe, IL
Jun 16 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, CO
Jun 24 ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival Owensboro, KY