The Barr Brothers’ Release ‘Queens of the Breakers’, up next: tour w/War On Drugs


The Barr Brothers ‘Queens of the Breakers’ is out today on Secret City Records, a glowing album that speaks to the raw, elemental power of reflection, forgiveness, loss, and growing up.

The new record has received an abundance of early attention and critical praise : 4 stars in Q Magazine (UK) and Rolling Stone France, 9/10 inExclaim! (CA) while the early released tracks found champions over at NPR, BBC, CBC and more. On the BBC airwaves, Radcliffe and Maconiepremiered ‘You Would Have to Lose Your Mind’ while Lauren Laverne called it one of her favorite tracks of the year. This particular track has already garnered over 1 million combined streams online. Bruce Warren at NPR ‘World Café’ premiered ‘Queens of the Breakers’ calling it a perfect illustration of the band’s attention to musical detail with memorable results. The first radio single in North-America, “It Came to Me,” as been #1 three times already on the CBC Radio2 chart in Canada while the band witnessed their strongest debut at radio in history in the United States.

Listen to The Barr Brothers discuss the process behind the new album (and have a jam session using objects they found around the studio) on WNYC’s The Takeaway

Watch The Barr Brothers perform ‘It Came to Me’ live at the Paste Studios in New York

Featuring brothers Brad and Andrew Barr, and harpist Sarah Page, The Barr Brothers will embark on a massive international tour next month that begins with a European run with The War On Drugs followed by the band’s biggest-ever North American tour to date. See below for all dates.

‘Queens of the Breakers’ takes its name from The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion perched atop Newport, Rhode Island’s rocky coastline. As a teenager, Brad was part of a mischievous group of friends that would descend upon Newport dressed in their mothers’ clothing; the better to shock the tourists. It’s a vehicle for reflection: a tight group of friends that grew apart, now seen through a Terrence Malick ‘Tree Of Life’-like haze.


*with The War On Drugs


10.17.17 Lavaltrie QC @ Chasse-Galerie  — sold out

10.18.17 Lavaltrie QC @ Chasse-Galerie  — sold out

10.20.17 Jonquière QC @ Café-Théâtre Côté-Cour tickets

10.21.17 Jonquière QC @ Café-Théâtre Côté-Cour tickets

11.01.17 Amsterdam NL @ AFAS Live — sold out *

11.02.17 Amsterdam NL @ AFAS Live — sold out *

11.03.17 Cologne DE @ E-Werk — sold out *

11.04.17 Brussels BE @ Forest National — sold out *

11.06.17 Paris FR @ Bataclan — sold out *

11.07.17 Lille FR @ L’Aeronef — sold out *

11.09.17 Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands — sold out *

11.10.17 Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands — sold out *

11.12.17 Manchester UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester — sold out *

11.13.17 Manchester UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester tickets *

11.14.17 London UK @ Alexandra Palace — sold out *

11.15.17 Portsmouth UK @ Portsmouth Guildhall tickets *

11.17.17 Zurich CH @ X-Tra tickets *

11.18.17 Milan IT @ Fabrique tickets *

11.20.17 Munich DE @ Muffathalle tickets *

11.21.17 Hamburg DE @ Große Freiheit 36 tickets *

11.22.17 Berlin DE @ Tempodrom tickets *

11.24.17 Montreal QC @ MTelus tickets

11.27.17 Toronto ON @ Danforth Music Hall tickets

11.28.17 Burlington VT @ Higher Ground tickets

11.29.17 Boston MA @ Sinclair tickets

12.01.17 New York NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburgh tickets

12.02.17 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts tickets

12.03.17 Washington DC @ Sixth and I tickets

12.05.17 Pittsburgh PA @ Rex Theatre tickets

12.06.17 Pontiac MI @ Pike Room tickets

12.07.17 Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall tickets

12.08.17 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Center tickets

12.12.17 Los Angeles CA @ Troubador tickets

12.13.17 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall tickets

12.15.17 Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom tickets

12.16.17 Seattle WA @ Neumos tickets

12.17.17 Vancouver BC @ Imperial tickets

01.22.18 Berlin DE @ Privatclub tickets

01.23.18 Cologne DE @ Studio 672 tickets

01.24.18 Amsterdam NL @ Paradiso Upstairs tickets

01.26.18 Manchester UK @ Deaf Institute tickets

01.28.18 Glasgow UK @ Drygate Brewery (Celtic Connections) tickets

01.31.18 Winchester UK @ The Railway Inn — sold out

02.01.18 London UK @ Union Chapel tickets

02.02.18 Paris FR @ Pop Up du Label tickets

02.09.18 Terrebonne QC @ Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne tickets

02.15.18 L’Assomption QC @ Théâtre Hector Charland tickets

02.16.18 Drummondville QC @ Maison des Arts tickets

02.17.18 Sherbrooke QC @ Théâtre Granada tickets

02.18.18 Ste-Eustache QC @ Le Zenith tickets

02.20.18 Laval QC @ Salle André-Mathieu tickets

02.21.18 Saint-Jérôme QC @ Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault tickets

02.22.18 Gatineau QC @ Théâtre du Musée Canadien de l’Histoire tickets

02.23.18 Quebec City QC @ Impérial Bell tickets

02.24.18 St-Hyacinthe QC @ Centre des Arts Juliette Lassonde tickets


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