Dawes Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour With Blitzen Trapper


ATO Records is excited to announce that Dawes has confirmed a fall tour, which they will be co-headlining with Blitzen Trapper.   The 29-date tour kicks off on October 7th in Petaluma, CA, and will hit major cities across the US and Canada. This tour follows the June release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Nothing Is Wrong. Rolling Stone raves that the members of Dawes are “the most promising purveyors of new-school country folk…so authentically vintage.” The full list of tour dates is below.

Since the release of their debut album, ‘North Hills’ (which featured the breakout anthem, “When My Time Comes”), an extraordinary record that was released quietly and soon became regarded among critics and fans across the country as a classic and must-own favorite, Dawes has toured non-stop and earned a reputation for their road warrior work ethic along with their passionate and epic live performances.

So much so in fact, that Dawes was recently hand-picked by legends Robbie Robertson (The Band) and Jackson Browne to serve the backing band for their respective projects; performing with Robertson on some special TV performances (Late Night with David Letterman, The View, and The Jools Holland Show) and with Browne on a recent European tour.

According to Robertson: “They’re really good and they’re a band – it’s different than just getting a bunch of individual musicians and trying to make them click and blend. They’re all at the top of their game…they know what works. I appreciate a young band with a broad horizon. Dawes is that in spaces.”

Browne states: “Dawes are an incredible young band. Their singer, Taylor Goldsmith, is a brilliant songwriter with very hip lyrics. He and his brother Griffin have one of those great familial harmony blends. You can’t mention a record that these guys haven’t listened to.”

Prior to the Fall tour, Dawes will head out on a month-long sold-out tour with GRAMMY Award winning, Alison Krauss and Union Station.

The response to Nothing Is Wrong has been excellent. Paste Magazine declared, “they stand on the cusp of becoming a force to be reckoned with for years to come,” while American Songwriter admired how “Dawes’ second album succeeds on its own terms…capturing the quartet’s vibrant musical rapport and chops.” “In two short years,” noted Relix, “Dawes has emerged as one of the finest bands in the burgeoning neo-folk scene.” The Philadelphia Inquirer called the album “wise and touching…a bittersweet treat,” while the Chicago Sun-Times was taken by its “finely crafted modern country-rock.”

Dawes and Blitzen Trapper will release a free six-song EP available for download and blog posting (visit www.dawestheband.com for embeddable widget). The EP consists of three Dawes songs and three Blitzen Trapper songs.

Each band will launch a joint pre-sale on Friday, August 5th at 10 AM EST prior to the public on-sale on Friday, August 12th (check local outlets for respective times).

By purchasing tickets directly from either band’s website, fans will be allowed to:

-Add an exclusive tour t-shirt, only available with purchase of tickets online, that won’t be available at shows

-Add albums (digital, CD, or Vinyl) at discounted prices.


Tour Dates:
August 2nd – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre
August 3rd – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
August 5th – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook Pavilion
August 6th – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theatre
August 7th – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
August 9th – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
August 10th – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
August 11th – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
August 12th – Asheville, NC – The Biltmore
August 13th – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
August 14th – East Hampton, NY – Music to Know Festival
August 19th – St. Augustine, FL – Augustine Amphitheatre
August 20th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – AuRene Theatre
August 21st – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 23rd – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
August 24th – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
September 1st – Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier (Free Show)
September 2nd – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 3rd – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center
September 4th – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Gardens
September 17th – Bristol, VA – Bristol Rhythm & Roots
September 18th – Bristol, VA – Bristol Rhythm & Roots
September 20th – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
September 21st – Nashville, TN – Next Big Nashville
September 22nd – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
September 23rd – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
September 24th – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
October 1st – Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth Music Festival
October 7th – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
October 8th – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo
October 9th – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
October 10th – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
October 11th – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol Live
October 13th – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
October 14th – Utopia, TX – Utopia Fest
October 15th – Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre
October 18th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 19th – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
October 20th – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
October 21st – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
October 22nd – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
October 24th – Washington, DC – Black Cat
October 26th – New York, NY – Webster Hall
October 27th – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
October 28th – Boston, MA – Royale
October 30th – Toronto, ON – Opera House
November 1st- Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
November 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
November 3rd – Chicago, IL – The Metro
November 4th – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
November 5th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
November 7th – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
November 10th – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
November 11th – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
November 13th – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
November 15th – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore


-7/27 – 8/21 and 9/2-4 supporting Alison Krauss and Union Station, except 8/14 which is festival AND 8/10 which is Dawes headline
-Caleb Caudle supports 8/10
-Robert Ellis supports 8/23 and 8/24
-9/1 Sonny & the Sunsets support
-9/20 – 9/24 supporting M. Ward, except 9/22 co-headline with David Mayfield Parade
-Jonny Corndawg plays 1st of 3 on 9/21
-10/7 – 11/17 co-headline with Blitzen Trapper, except 10/13 and 14 which are festivals
-10/7 – 10/26 Smoke Fairies open except 10/24
-10/27 – 11/15 The Belle Brigade opens except 11/4