The War and Treaty To Release New Album ‘Lovers Game’ Out 3/10


Trailblazing husband-and-wife duo The War And Treaty expand on their sound that cuts through the whole of Southern music tradition with their forthcoming milestone album, LOVER’S GAME, available Mar. 10th. The 10-song collection produced by Dave Cobb, marks their first major-label release under Mercury Nashville as it finds Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter offering a unique perspective on shifting cultural and musical tides while pulling back the layers of a maturing relationship.

“There is no greater or higher calling in life than to be conduits of love and that’s exactly what LOVER’S GAME is to us,” Tanya Trotter said, “From the opening guitar riff to the last piano note on this record…love is the intention and love is the subject that can’t be ignored. We’ve been through every facet of it together and we could not be more excited to share another layer of our story.”

The previously released BLANK PAGE EP offers an introduction to the full LOVER’S GAME sonic landscape with songs like the title track “showcasing their genre-crossing essence” (NPR) while “That’s How Love Is Made” echoes “the sound of pure love that shatters and defies every musical category,” (Music Row). The spirit-lifting “Angel” soars on wings of gratitude, while “Have You a Heart” aches for real partnership. “Ain’t No Harmin’ Me” offers fire-and-brimstone harmony, while “Yesterday’s Burn” is a devoted partner pledge to soothe all scars, no matter how deep they go. The War And Treaty dug deep into the lessons their love has laid bare, with more than 100 songs written over the last two years before completing LOVER’S GAME.

“In context and talent they are unlike any other act in music,” (The Tennessean) which has created vastly diverse tour opportunities across multiple genres. It was just announced that this summer, The War And Treaty will join Chris Stapleton on the All American Road Show Tour. But first, they will bring “their rootsy vocals and chameleonic arrangements” (Billboard) to more than 35-cities this spring on their own LOVER’S GAME TOUR, kicking off Mar. 19th in Oklahoma City, OK.

3/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall
3/21 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
3/23 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
3/24 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
3/25 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriet’s
3/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
3/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/30 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
3/31 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
4/01 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
4/03 – Bozeman, MT – Live From The Divide
4/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
4/07 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
4/13 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
4/14 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
4/15 – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Hotel
4/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
4/19 – Evanston, IL – Space
4/20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
4/21 – Detroit, MI – El Club
4/22 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
4/23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
4/25 – Buffalo, NY – The 9th Ward
4/26 – Toronto, ON – Drake Underground
4/28 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
4/29 – Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center
4/30 – Rockland, ME – The Strand Theatre
5/02 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
5/03 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/05 – Armore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
5/06 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
5/09 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
5/10 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theater
5/11 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
5/13 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl