by Andrew Sacher

photo: Villagers at Green Man Fest 2015 (more by Rachel Jaurez-Carr)
Villagers

Irish indie folkies Villagers, the project led by Conor O'Brien, returned last month with Where Have You Been All My Life? via Domino. It's a mostly-acoustic album with stripped-down versions of songs from all three of the other Villagers albums, but this is more worth hearing than that description might lead you to believe. If you haven't heard it yet, listen via Spotify below.

Villagers also have tour dates coming up. Most are in Europe, but right before they play Newport Folk Festival, they'll stop in NYC on July 23 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for LPR go on sale Wednesday (2/17) at noon. All dates are listed below.

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Villagers -- 2016 Tour Dates
Tue 16 Feb 2016 Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thu 18 Feb 2016 Hedon Zwolle, Netherlands
Fri 19 Feb 2016 Zakk Düsseldorf, Germany
Sat 20 Feb 2016 Strom Munich, Germany
Mon 22 Feb 2016 Postbahnhof Berlin, Germany
Tue 23 Feb 2016 Zoom Frankfurt, Germany
Thu 25 Feb 2016 La Maroquinerie Paris, France
Fri 26 Feb 2016 106 Rouen, France
Sat 27 Feb 2016 La Route Du Rock 2016 Saint-Malo, France
Sun 28 Feb 2016 Stereolux Nantes, France
Sat 09 Apr 2016 Little Waves 2016 Genk, Belgium
Sat 16 Apr 2016 m4music 2016 Zürich, Switzerland
Fri 01 Jul 2016 -- Sat 02 Jul 2016 Vida Festival 2016 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
Sat 23 Jul 2016 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY, US
Sun 24 Jul 2016 Newport Folk Festival 2016 Newport, RI, US