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Kevin Morby began solo tour in Brooklyn, covering Springsteen at Woolworth Bldg

Kevin Morby kicked off a solo tour at the Industry City courtyard in Brooklyn last night, part of the Bell House’s new summer series in Sunset Park. As Kevin pointed out during his set, the weather was beautiful for an outdoor show, and the beer garden-like industrial courtyard setting between buildings makes for a fun place to be. Though it was a solo set, Kevin was joined by a sax player for a few songs at the beginning, during which Kevin was singing and playing a piano. It was just Kevin and his guitar and harmonica for the rest of the show, though we also got the first-ever live Kevin Morby loop pedal usage for a version of “Harlem River.” As the crowd’s cheers proved, the experiment was a huge success! (Video below.) In addition to his own songs, Kevin also covered Townes Van Zandt and Silver Jews. Cut Worms played a solo set to open the night.

Kevin’s solo tour of the Northeast includes another NYC show which looks like it will be pretty special: he’ll be covering Bruce Springsteen songs on June 22 at The Woolworth Tower Residencies. The event, presented by Atlas Obscura in partnership with Sotheby’s, includes a viewing of Springsteen’s draft of “Born to Run,” as well as a conversation between Executive Editor of Pitchfork Mark Richardson and music writer Amanda Petrusich about Bruce Springsteen’s creative process. This is in an apartment on the 40th floor of the Woolworth Building in downtown Manhattan, and “guests are invited to take off their shoes, sit on the bed, or curl up on the floor, and recall the first time they heard the iconic Born To Run record.” Tickets ($125) are on sale now and more info is here.

All Kevin Morby tour dates are listed below. The Bell House summer series at Industry City also has upcoming shows by Guided By Voices, Soul Rebels, Kevin Devine, Luna, and more.

KEVIN MORBY – 2018 TOUR DATES
JUN 15 FRI – Hawthorne Barn for Twenty Summers Festival – Provincetown, MA, United States
JUN 16 SAT – Gateway City Arts – Holyoke, MA, United States
JUN 17 SUN – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY, United States
JUN 19 TUE – 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH, United States
JUN 20 WED – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME, United States
JUN 22 FRI – The Woolworth Tower Residences – NYC
JUN 29 FRI – (June 29-30) Friendly Gathering – Waitsfield, VT, United States
JUL 5 THU – Shitty Barn – Spring Green, WI, United States
JUL 8 SUN – West Fest – Btwn Damen & Wood, Chicago, United States
JUL 8 SUN – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL, United States
JUL 13 FRI – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
JUL 16 MON – Paradiso Noord – Nieuw-Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
JUL 17 TUE – Boomtown – Ghent, Flemish Region, Belgium
JUL 19 THU – Bukta Open Air Festival – Tromso, Norway
JUL 21 SAT – Rock Herd – Herk-De-Stad, 05, Belgium
JUL 22 SUN – Biarritz en Ete – Biarritz, 97, France
JUL 24 TUE – TRIP @ Garden Triennale – Milan, 09, Italy
JUL 28 SAT – Heimspiel Knyphausen – Eltville, HE, Germany
AUG 9 THU – HALDERN POP – Haldern, 07, Germany
AUG 10 FRI – HAVEN – Copenhagen, 06, Denmark
AUG 11 SAT – Way Out West – Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland County, Sweden
AUG 12 SUN – Flow Festival – Helsinki, Finland
AUG 13 MON – Landmark – Bergen, 07, Norway
AUG 17 FRI – Paredes de Coura – Paredes De Coura, Portugal
AUG 19 SUN – Green Man Festival – Wales, United Kingdom
AUG 20 MON – Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
AUG 21 TUE – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
AUG 22 WED – Hackney Arts Centre – Camden, London, UNITED KINGDOM
AUG 23 THU – Haunt – Brighton, England, United Kingdom
AUG 25 SAT – Openair Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
SEP 14 FRI – (Sep 14-16) Grandoozy – Denver, CO, United States
OCT 11 THU – Nightlife LIVE at California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, CA, United States
OCT 12 FRI – (Oct 12-14) Desert Daze @ Moreno Beach – Perris, CA, United States
NOV 17 SAT – The Complete Last Waltz at Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY, United States

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