Sylvan Esso embark on a short tour next week, playing a series of seven special shows they're calling WITH. All dates are listed below. As mentioned, the shows will feature some of the band's favorite musicians joining them, and they say, "we’ll be playing our songs like we’ve never played them before." They've since announced that they'll be playing AS A TEN PIECE BAND! Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak & Flock of Dimes will be on bass "and whatever else we can get her to play" (and she also opens the NC shows), Meg Duffy of Hand Habits is on lead guitar (and she also opens the LA shows), Dev Gupta of Mr Twin Sister is on keys and electronics, Adam Schatz of Landlady will play saxophone "and all sorts of other things." Matt MacCaughan of Bon Iver and Joe Westerlund of Megafaun will both be drumming, and both Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (Daughter of Swords) and Molly Sarlé are the other two members meaning all of Mountain Man!
The tour kicks off on November 14 for the first of two nights at Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall with Hand Habits (whose 2019 album you should check out right now, if you haven't), then heads to NYC for two nights at Beacon Theatre, November 17 and 18, with Daughter of Swords, aka Amelia Meath's Mountain Man bandmate Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (Mountain Man's Molly Sarlé is opening the NC shows). NYC night one is sold out, but tickets are on sale for night two, 11/18, and you can also try to win your way in! We're giving away a pair of tickets to the 11/18 show; enter for a chance to win below.
A winner will be chosen at random and contacted with more details; good luck!
Sylvan Esso 2019 Tour
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall *
11/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall*
11/17 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre ^
11/18 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre ^
11/20 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium #
11/22 – Durham , NC – DPAC %
11/23 – Durham, NC – DPAC %
* with Hand Habits
^ with Daughter of Swords
# with Flock of Dimes
% with Molly Sarlé