Pinegrove announce 2018 shows
Pinegrove recently returned from hiatus, released their new album Skylight, and said they'd be playing some shows. Now those shows have been announced, including stops in the Northeast US, West Coast US, and Europe/UK.
The Montclair, NJ band will play a hometown show on November 23 at The Guild Room in First Congregational Church (tickets) and a Brooklyn show on November 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets). The shows go on sale today (10/9) at noon. All dates are listed on the tour poster below.
UPDATE: The Montclair, Brooklyn, and Boston shows sold out and Pinegrove added a second Brooklyn date (11/27) happening at the same venue one night later. Tickets on sale at 1 PM. Updated tour poster below.
Last year, Pinegrove frontman Evan Stephens Hall issued a statement saying that he had been accused of sexual coercion, and that “my actions have caused someone i care about deep emotional pain and i am so sorry.” Along with the album announcement, Pitchfork ran a feature, which read in part:
Since late 2017, both the band and the alleged victim have focused on coming to a private resolution via a trusted mediator. Until that resolution was reached, Hall said, “there was really no way for us to offer any clarification” to their fans. It was the alleged victim’s request that Pinegrove take a year off from touring and that Hall enter therapy. “We wanted to honor that,” Hall said. “She recognized that we’ve honored it, and has since approved our plan to release an album and play some shows later on this year.” (Their mediator confirmed this.)
Pinegrove's new album Skylight is out now, and all Bandcamp proceeds will benefit Musicares, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Voting Rights Project. The Bandcamp download is available on a name-your-price basis, starting at $0.