Armed with “The Way We Move,” an infectious Americana/rock anthem that jumps to 47-bullet on next week’s MediaBase Alternative Chart, has spent 13 weeks on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart, has aired regularly on broadcast TV as part of the Microsoft ad campaign for the Windows 8 operating system, and is in rotation on major alt/rock stations like WEND in Charlotte, WEQX in Albany, and Philadelphia’s powerhouse WRFF, Langhorne Slim will kick off his Fall U.S. headline tour on September 24 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The tour will support Slim’s most recent album, The Way We Move, a collection of rollicking, boisterous tunes that Rolling Stone called “damn near perfect.”
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, June 28 – log onto http://www.langhorneslim.com/tour-dates/ for more information.
Langhorne Slim is currently on the road playing a handful of festivals and choice opening slots, such as the Newport Folk Festival on July 27, and the August 14 show at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre with The Lumineers. These dates are also below.
Called “one of the greatest live acts” by the UK’s Guardian, Langhorne will be joined by his band, The Law, comprised of Langhorne Slim on guitar, banjo/keyboardist David Moore, Jeff Ratner on bass, and drummer Malachi DeLorenzo. From these musicians’ common instruments come uncommon sounds: fans can expect a high-octane mix of favorites from Langhorne Slim’s four previous albums, as well as tunes from The Way We Move. And the band is known to take requests.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Langhorne Slim live, check out the band’s recent performance on “Conan.” O’Brien, one of Langhorne Slim’s self-professed biggest fans, personally asked for the band to be on his show after hearing the album. During the band’s in-studio introduction, O’Brien said, “After one listen, I became an instant, almost obsessive fan.” Langhorne Slim not only performed “The Way We Move” on the show, but, at O’Brien’s request, played a second song, with Conan sitting in on guitar.
Born Sean Scolnick, Lanhorne Slim took his nick-name from his Pennsylvania home town – he felt the name represented what he always wanted to be – a black blues singer. With his slightly raspy voice that sounds like the love child of Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, Langhorne is one of today’s most original singer/songwriters, and admits that he loves performing live just as much as writing and recording. He and The Law play rowdy, upbeat music that is perfect for put-the-top-down-on-the-convertible, put-the-pedal-to-the-metal, take-a-drive-up-the-coast summertime adventures. You just feel good when you’re listening to it.
With additional dates expected, confirmed dates for Langhorne Slim’s Fall tour are as follows:
(CURRENT TOUR DATES)
28-29 Kanrockas, Kansas Speedway 400, Kansas City, KS
6 102.7 WEQX Second Annual Coors Light Red, White and Rocky Mountain Blue Bash, Lake George, NY
14 Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, CA
15 The Independent, San Francisco, CA
25 Floydfest 2013, Floyd, VA
27 Newport Folk Festival, Fort Adams, Newport, RI
10 Edmonton Folk Festival, Gallagher Park, Edmonton, AL
14 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO (with The Lumineers)
24 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
25 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
26 The Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
27 Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
30 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
1 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
3 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
4 Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
5 Slowdown Jr., Omaha, NE
6 Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
7 The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
10 The Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
11 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
12 WOW Hall, Eugene, OR
14 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
16 Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
17 Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
18 The Casbah, San Diego, CA
19 Pub Rock Live, Scottsdale, AZ
21 The Parish, Austin, TX
22 Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
24 The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
25 Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
26 The Earl, Atlanta, GA