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Okkervil River playing fan requests & rarities at upcoming acoustic shows

Okkervil River at American Songbook in February (more by Sachyn Mital)
Okkervil River at American Songbook in February (more by Sachyn Mital)

Last year, Okkervil River released their newest album Away and did a good amount of touring in support of it. Now they’re getting set to do a run of special shows, where they’ll take fan requests and play rarities as an acoustic trio. Here’s more:

These are the first trio shows the band has ever done, and will be limited to four intimate concerts in unusually small rooms. “We wanted to alternate the big rock band thing with something smaller and more songwriting-centered and spontaneous,” says the lead singer and songwriter Will Sheff. “After we had such a rewarding year with “Away” it seemed like a fun idea to play some up close and personal shows, and include requests and surprises.”

The dates include early and late shows in NYC on July 27 at Joe’s Pub (7:30 and 9:30 PM). Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (2/10) at 2 PM. All dates are listed below.

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Okkervil River — 2017 Tour Dates
MAY 2 TUE Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
MAY 3 WED The Chapel San Francisco, CA
MAY 5 FRI Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
MAY 6 SAT The Triple Door Seattle, WA
JUL 20 THU Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH
JUL 21 FRI Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL
JUL 25 TUE The Hamilton Live Washington, DC
JUL 26 WED World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
JUL 27 THU Joe’s Pub New York, NY (7:30 and 9:30 PM shows)
JUL 28 FRI Daryl’s House Club Pawling, NY

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