Nick Lowe Confirms Holiday Tour With Full Band & Ian McLagan

Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe has confirmed his first tour dates supporting ‘Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family’ (Yep Roc). Billed as Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue, the thirteen-date tour will feature Lowe backed by a full band playing material from his catalog as well as “seasonal selections.” Small Faces/Faces keyboardist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan will support on most shows. More details of the tour will be revealed soon.

Before the tour launches on December 3, Lowe will perform on A Prairie Home Companion from NYC’s Town Hall on November 29.

Released in 2013, ‘Quality Street’ was the most acclaimed holiday album of the year. Dubbed a “sleighbell-free zone” by Lowe, the album was hailed as “characteristically great” (New York Magazine) and “unimpeachably tasteful” (Washington Post). It features twelve new recordings, including three Lowe originals (one co-written with Ry Cooder), a song by Ron Sexsmith written expressly for the collection, covers of holiday favorites by Roger Miller and Wizzard, rarities and more – all performed in Nick’s singular style. Reviewing the album for the New York Times, Ben Ratliff wrote simply “He spoils you, this guy.”

Ian McLagan released ‘United States,’ his debut for Yep Roc, earlier this year. USA Today called it “soulful and unbridled.”

Dec 3 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Dec 4 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
Dec 6 + 7 Chicago @ Old Town School of Folk Music
Dec 9 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Dec 10 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Dec 12 Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere Music Hall
Dec 13 Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Theater
Dec 14 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Dec 16 Boston, MA @ Paradise
Dec 17 Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts
Dec 19 Albany, NY @ Swyer Theater at The Egg
Dec 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg