Michigan-based singer-songwriter Chris Bathgate has returned to the road for a 22-date fall tour supporting Americana artist Adam Aracuagi. This tour will include a special one-off performance in NYC at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. Following a year of touring, several hometown festival appearances, and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, he continues to support his acclaimed full length release, Salt Year. Bathgate is also putting the finishing touches on his latest and greenest output, an EP entitled Old Factory with a bar of soap and download code acting as the physical product. More details on the release to come.
Bathgate has received national acclaim since being signed to Quite Scientific Records (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Cotton Jones) in 2007, following years of self-releasing his own albums. Salt Year was featured in NPR Listeners Poll as “Best Of The Year (So Far)” while My Old Kentuky Blog proclaimed it as “without a doubt, the first great folk record of 2011.” Originating from a period of personal tumult in his life Salt Year was the most difficult album he has made to date and the singer explains why in an interview and live performance at NPR’s World Cafe Session.
After a result of several dead vans and many missed shows, Bathgate launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in hopes of funding a new tour van complete with a biodiesel conversion. He traded donations for exclusive songs and EPs, Salt Year test pressings, the original framed artwork piece that became the cover of A Cork Tale Wake – along with many other fun bits and pieces. Bathgate surpassed his goal by about $3,000 and now tours extensively in an environmentally friendly van.
Chris Bathgate Upcoming Tour Dates
Oct 17th – Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club w/ Adam Arcuragi
Oct 18th – Harrisburg, PA @ Stage on Herr w/ Adam Arcuragi
Oct 19th – Newark, DE @ Mojo Main w/ Adam Arcuragi
Oct 20th – Washington, DC @ The Doll House
Oct 21st – New York, NY @ Bigger Brush Media CMJ Showcase – The Living Room – 1AM
Oct 22nd – Philadelphia, PA @ Studio 34
Oct 26th – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree w/ Adam Arcuragi
Oct 28th – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Nov 4th – Ypsilanti, MI @ Woodruff’s
Nov 5th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewing Co.
Nov 6th – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt
Nov 9th – Chicago, IL @ Uncommon Ground
Nov 10th – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
Nov 12th – Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Spirits & Soundbar
Nov 14th – Missoula, MT @ Micah Sewells Studio
Nov 15th – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
Nov 20th – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage
Dec 2nd – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Door
Dec 7th – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Dec 8th – Dekalb, IL @ The House Café
Dec 9th – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt
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