THE ARTISANALS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR
“The Artisanals… [bring] to mind the best of Tom Petty and the more fun aspects of Father John Misty and The War on Drugs” - Paste
“The Artisanals pull off the neat trick of straddling the line between small-scale touches and anthemic choruses” - PopMatters
Heartland Rock/ Alt-Americana quintet The Artisanals will be hitting the road and heading out west with a string of tour dates this summer. The recently formed Charleston-based band fronted by Johnny Delaware (formerly of SUSTO), has previously toured with heavy hitting Americana mainstays like Band of Horses, Dylan LeBlanc and Roadkill Ghost Choir, although this run will mark their first headlining tour. The band will be touring on the heels of their four-track EP Literally, Anywhere (released September of 2017), and teasing audiences with tracks from their forthcoming full-length album release (fall date TBD). A complete list of confirmed show dates can be found below with more dates to be added soon.
The Artisanals are exploding onto the scene with their classic 70’s-rock-meets-dream-pop sound, and turning heads with their hair-whipping energy on stage. Within the first year of the band’s formation, The Artisanals received premieres from esteemed publications such as Huffington Post, Paste, PopMatters, and Brightest Young Things for their breakout EP.
On the first day of summer, the band will kick off their tour in Birmingham, AL. Catch them as they travel through midwestern and mountain states, before heading down the west coast.
Supporting The Black Lillies*
June 21 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick
June 22 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
June 23 - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz
June 24 - Springfield, MO - Outland Complex
June 26 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
June 27 - Wray, CO - 4th & Main
June 28 - Ft. Collins, CO - Downtown Artery
June 30 - Crested Butte, CO - Chalk Art Festival
July 5 - Boise, ID - The Olympic*
July 6 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
July 7 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
July 8 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
July 10 - Ashland, OR - TBD
July 11 - Redding, CA - The Dip
July 12 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
July 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mint
July 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
July 18 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
July 19 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
July 20 - Dallas, TX - TBD
Aug 2-3 - Appleton, WI - Mile of Music Festival
About the Artisanals -
The Artisanals are a Charleston, SC based band that coalesced in late 2016. Produced by The Artisanals with Wolfgang Zimmerman, their debut EP Literally Anywhere is the first ever record to come out of the Magic Barn--a studio-converted barn in Iowa that was built around the Neve console and gear from New York City's now-defunct Magic Shop Studio. Open from 1988 until March of 2016, the Magic Shop was a sought-after studio beloved by countless legends like Lou Reed and Blondie, for its vintage gear. Arcade Fire tracked The Suburbs there, and David Bowie recorded his last two albums, including Blackstar, at the Soho spot.
With sonic influences ranging from the work of George Harrison (“Angel 42”) to the stone-cold radio hits of bands like the Killers (“Roll With It”), Literally Anywhere showcases the band’s knack for writing hooks as well as their ear for quality production. The album utilizes everything from a gong, organ, piano, sitar, French horn, trombone, and koto, to a string section sourced from the nearby University of Iowa. There’s no filler here; from start to finish, this record is a straight banger.
The Artisanals' debut LP will come out fall of 2018, but in the meantime, check out their EP of tracks on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2rhBNcR
Who are The Artisanals? - https://youtu.be/Cj95hb8rjfU
Live at Tricky Falls “Pound The Rock” - https://youtu.be/GkBOBAcIIc4
Live at SouthSounds “Angel 42" - https://youtu.be/H9lWpeWBFDM