"Southern Star" music video premiere; 'Evening Machines' out now to widespread critical acclaim
Gregory Alan Isakov will continue his extensive touring this fall with over twenty new shows spanning the U.S. The performances kick off October 31 at New Haven’s College Street Music Hall and run through December 15 at Cheyenne’s Cheyenne Civic Center. Tickets are on sale now. See below for complete tour details.
The fall tour follows Isakov’s impressive summer schedule, which included a return sold-out headline performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre as well as stops at Newport Folk Fest and the XPoNential Music Festival.
The tour dates celebrate Isakov’s acclaimed new album, Evening Machines, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart and is out now on Dualtone Records (stream/purchase here). Watch the official music video for the album track, “Southern Star,” below:
Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the twelve-track album—via Suitcase Town Music (Isakov’s label) and his first in partnership with Dualtone Records—was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against).
Of the record—his fourth full-length studio album and first in five years—Isakov comments, “I’d work really hard into the night. A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”
The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of twelve of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, “Liars,” praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, raised in Philadelphia, Isakov now calls Colorado home. When he isn’t on the road, he spends much of his time on his farm in Boulder County, which provides produce to local restaurants within the community.
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
Aug. 19 – Örebro, Sweden – Frimis Salonger
Aug. 20 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Aug. 21 – Malmö, Sweden – Kulturbolaget
Aug. 23 – Tønder , Denmark – Tønder Festival
Aug. 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Once in a Blue Moon Festival
Aug. 27 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Aug. 28 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Oct. 31 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Nov. 1 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
Nov. 3 – Ithaca, NY – State Theater
Nov. 4 – Detroit, MI – Cathedral Theatre at the Masonic
Nov. 6 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Nov. 7 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Nov. 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
Nov. 9 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Nov. 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 12 – Birmingham, AL – Lyric Theatre
Nov. 13 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
Nov. 14 – Roanoke, VA – Harvester Performance Center
Nov. 15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
Nov. 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
Dec. 5 – Breckenridge, CO – Riverwalk Center
Dec. 6 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
Dec. 7 – Park City, UT – Park City Live
Dec. 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Dec. 10 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
December 5—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center
Dec. 11 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Dec. 13 – Estes Park, CO – Stanley Hotel
Dec. 14 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Strings Music Pavilion
Dec. 15 – Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Civic Center
Source: Press Release