Photo Credit: Jeff Kane
Columbus, Ohio-based American rock & roll band Red Wanting Blue has announced the “Sounds Like Summer” US tour in support of its upcoming new album Little America, arriving July 1st. Like-minded Bridgeport, Connecticut-based duoThe Alternate Routes, fresh off of a string of shows with Ingrid Michaelson, will accompany Red Wanting Blue on the majority of the dates.
Additionally, Red Wanting Blue has just been announced as a featured act on next winter’s edition of the Cayamo cruise. The event has become revered in recent years for showcasing exemplary songwriting talent, both legendary and emerging. In addition to Red Wanting Blue, the 2015 cruise will feature Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Brandi Carlile, and Lucinda Williams among others.
Speaking about the video for “You Are My Las Vegas,” the first single from Little America, Red Wanting Blue band leader Scott Terry explains, “We kicked around the idea of shooting the video in Vegas with showgirls, but that just wasn’t us.” Instead, the band, whose members confess to being “mama’s boys,” talked their mothers into portraying their sons in the video which premiered via Esquire over Mother’s Day weekend and quickly racked up nearly 30,000 views in the process.
“For our moms to participate in this was so courageous, and the camaraderie we shared during this shoot was so special,” says Terry. “I’ll remember it forever. And my Mom looked so good wearing my mustache!”
In the years since vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry formed Red Wanting Blue, the band has gone on to establish itself as a quintessential example of American perseverance and hard work, building an exceedingly loyal fanbase based on non-stop touring, all without any industry support.
Known for making instant fans of the uninitiated with one of the most engaging and passionate live shows on the road today,Red Wanting Blue found even bigger audiences after the release of its 2012 From The Vanishing Point album, which landed in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and at #1 for the band’s home region.
Appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live,” and NPR’s “Mountain Stage” followed, and while Red Wanting Blue continues to reach new and bigger career milestones, the band is also staying true to its roots. Little America is the band’s most personal and promising album to date.
06/20 Akron, OH @ Musica w/ Empires
06/21 Akron, OH @ Musica w/ Empires
06/27 Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park w/ O.A.R.
07/03 Charleston, WV @ Appalachian Power Park
07/05 Orillia, ON @ Mariposa Folk Festival
07/06 Orillia, ON @ Mariposa Folk Festival
07/08 Burnstown, ON @ Neat Cafe
07/10 Huntington, WV @ Pullman Square Summer Concert Series *
07/11 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
07/12 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall *
07/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
07/15 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House *
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache @ The Intersection
07/17 Lancaster, OH @ Ohio University Lancaster Campus *
07/18 Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter *
07/22 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
07/23 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
07/24 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
07/25 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
07/26 Kemmerer, WY @ Oyster Ridge Music Festival
07/27 Kearney, NE @ Exhibit Building @ Buffalo County Fair
07/30 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern *
07/31 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
08/02 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater *
08/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
08/13 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
08/14 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
08/15 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
08/16 Bucyrus, OH @ Brat Fest
08/19 Mohegan Lake, NY The Winery at St. George
08/20 Asbury Park, NJ The Saint
08/21 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place *
08/22 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
08/23 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton *