Big Surprise Tour w/ Old Crow Medicine Show, Justin Townes Earle, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Felice Brothers
Old Crow Medicine Show + David Rawlings & Gillian Welch @ Town Hall (muzikspy)
Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine (feat. Gillian Welch), The Felice Brothers and Justin Townes Earle will join together for the Big Surprise Tour, a revue-style show that'll travel for two weeks this August.
Shows will be composed of two 90-minute sets broken up by an intermission. In a free form ramshackle flow the bands and artists will share the stage, taking part in each other's songs, resurrecting old standards, and playing newly written collaborative material as they go.
The tour hits NYC Thursday, August 6th, with a show at the Beacon Theatre. Tickets are now on presale (password = metro) ; general sale starts Friday, June 12th at 9am.
There are also plenty of chances to catch each of the acts this summer before the Big Surprise Tour starts. Old Crow Medicine Show will be at the Clearwater Festival on June 20th and will open two nights for the Dave Matthews Band at the Jones Beach Theater on July 21st and 22nd. The Felice Brothers are currently touring the West Coast -- they'll play the Surf Lodge in Montauk on July 11th. The Dave Rawlings Machine (featuring Gillian Welch) performs at the Newport Folk Fesival on August 2nd, where Welch plays her own set one day prior. Justin Townes Earle appears at Bonnaroo on June 12th.
All tour dates and Big Surprise poster, below...
Big Surprise Tour - 2009 Tour Dates
08.04 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Casino Ballroom
08.05 - Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
08.06 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
08.07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
08.09 - Charlottesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion
08.10 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
08.12 - Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park
08.13 - Nashville, TN @ Riverfront Park
08.14 - Knoxville, TN @ World's Fair Park
***All with Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine (feat. Gillian Welch), The Felice Brothers, Justin Townes Earle