In support of their upcoming album Collider, out May 10th on Zoë/Rounder Records, the Sam Roberts Band are excited to offer first single The Last Crusade for free download. Known for an enthralling and exuberant live show (one that has captivated both critics and fans and earned them a reputation as a must see live band,) the Sam Roberts Band will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning May 16th. Tour dates below.
Joined by Califone percussionist Ben Massarella and Antibalas woodwind wizard Stuart Bogie, Collider reinterprets, without tampering, the spirit of the band’s classic pop song craft and infectious melodies that countless critics fell in love with. Immediately apparent on the album’s colossal opening track The Last Crusade, which begins as a simmering soul shuffle before gradually intensifying into a brass-blasted Afro-funk blowout.
Along with NPR, USA Today, The New York Times, Associated Press, Daytrotter, Blender and more, Esquire Magazine hails the Sam Roberts Band will “make you evangelical about rock, because this is what it’s supposed to sound like.” The Wall Street Journal goes on to say the band “has an ear attuned to grand, melodic hooks and a sound like Tom Petty fronting The Strokes” while Relix Magazine adds they’ve “found a way to blend addictive melodicism with a focus that gives nods to the best of Britpop, garage rock and more.”
Developed through years of non-stop touring and three critically acclaimed albums, Collider, with its impressive range and undeniable vigor, sees the Sam Roberts Band doing what all great bands do – furthering their artistic scope with each successive effort.
TOUR DATES (more to be announced):
May 16th Rock N Roll Hotel Washington DC
May 18th Bowery Ballroom New York City, NY
May 20th Brighton Hall Boston, MA
May 24th The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
May 25th The Independent San Francisco, CA
May 26th Mississippi Studios Portland OR
May 28th Malkin Bowl Vancouver BC
May 29th Sasquatch! Festival The Gorge OR
June 3rd Massey Hall Toronto ON
June 4th Massey Hall Toronto ON
June 6th First Ave Minneapolis MN
June 7th Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
June 8th St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI