John Moreland Announces West Coast Tour Dates

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Critically acclaimed songwriter John Moreland has announced a string of West Coast tour dates in support of his upcoming album Big Bad Luv, due out May 5th via 4AD. Following a UK tour around the release, Moreland will return to the US in June for his previously announced East coast and Midwest dates. The new West Coast run will include Denver, Seattle, Portland and the Outside Lands Festival. The Fader posted an exclusive premiere of the song “Sallisaw Blue” on April 18th.  Click HERE to listen.  
 
The depth and soul of John Moreland’s previous albums, along with his powerfully captivating live performances, have connected deeply with an ever-growing fan base who have fallen in love with his poignant and honest songs. Over the last year or so, Moreland’s perspective on life has shifted just enough to inject a new tone to the songs on Big Bad Luv.   
 
Sonically, the new album rocks a bit heavier than Moreland’s prior work, with a nod to his punk rock roots. Big Bad Luv was recorded at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, AR and mixed by Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow). For a taste of the new album, check out the video for “It Don’t Suit Me Like Before”, which was recently premiered via Entertainment Weekly. Click HERE.  
 
Moreland’s previous release High On Tulsa Heat (2015) was a critical breakthrough for the Oklahoma songwriter. The album received high praise from a range of outlets including NPR Music, Wall Street Journal,Pitchfork, Rolling Stone Country, and American Songwriter. Moreland received a nomination from the Americana Music Association for their Emerging Artist Of The Year and made his national television debut with an unprecedented late night television booking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Click HERE to watch.  
 
John Moreland possesses the ability to silence a noisy barroom with just his guitar and vocal.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear him live this summer.  
 
JOHN MORELAND SUMMER TOUR DATES
 
*John will be accompanied by John Calvin Abney on all dates
 
April 22Decatur, GA – Downtown Decatur Square
April 23rdCharleston, SC – High Water Festival 
April 28thIndio, CA – Stagecoach Country Music Festival
June 1stSt. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
June 2ndIndianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Caberet
June 3rdCleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
June 4rdWashington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
June 7th New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
June 8thCambridge, MA – The Sinclair
June 9thMontreal, QC – Le Ritz
June 10thToronto, ON – Velvet Underground 
June 13thAnn Arbor, MI – The Ark
June 14thChicago, IL – Thalia Hall
June 16thSt. Paul, MN – Turf Club
June 17thMaquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow
June 24thWinfield, KS – Wheat State Whine Company
July 11thFayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
July 12thMemphis, TN – 1884 Lounge, Minglewood Hall
July 14thLouisville, KY – The Forecastle Festival 
July 15th-16thBirmingham, AL – Sloss Fest
July 18thAsheville, NC – Grey Eagle
July 19thCarrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
July 20thCharlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
July 22ndOxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
August 2ndWichita, KS – Barleycorn’s
August 5thDenver, CO – Larimer Lounge
August 6thSalt Lake City, UT – The State Room
August 8thSeattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
August 9thVancouver, BC – The Cobalt
August 10thPortland, OR – Aladdin Theater
August 11th-13thSan Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August 13thPaso Robles, CA – Barrelhouse Brewing
September 29thSalina, KS – Stiefel Theatre (Opening for John Prine)