Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore Announce Nine-City California Tour


After two and half years, roots music legends Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore will take to the road once again with a nine-city California tour. Kicking off June 21 at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, the tour will culminate at the Troubadour in West Hollywood July 2. The complete list of dates is below; tickets are now on sale.

Since their last tour in the fall of 2019, much has happened in the world, including Alvin’s private battle with cancer. He recently talked exclusively with Rolling Stone about that journey: read here. “As you can imagine, after the last two and half years of fighting cancer, I am very excited and happy to be going out on the road again,” exclaims Dave Alvin. “Please join me, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and all of our musical tribe, as we celebrate with some loud and glorious, guitar bashing and life affirming noise.”

Named for their hometowns in Southern California and West Texas, respectively, on their critically acclaimed collaborative album, Downey To Lubbock, “the two combine their individual aesthetics perfectly” (Paste) delivering “an alternatively sweet, touching, rousing and undeniably heartfelt set that plays to both artist’s strengths.” (American Songwriter). Part road map and part love letter: the twelve-song collection spans nearly a century of material and are tributes to mutual heroes, friends gone too soon and lifetimes spent on the highway “living off dreams and gasoline.”

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore Tour Dates
June 21 — Moe’s Alley — Santa Cruz, CA
June 22 — Harlows — Sacramento, CA
June 23-24 — Kate Wolf Fest — Laytonville, CA
June 25 — Guild Theater — Menlo Park, CA
June 26 — Rancho Nicasio — Nicasio, CA
June 28 — The Chapel — San Francisco, CA
June 30 — Belly Up — Solana Beach, CA
July 1 — Pappy & Harriet’s — Pioneertown, CA
July 2 — Troubadour — West Hollywood, CA