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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The Milk Carton Kids Announce North American Theater Tour

The Milk Carton Kids have just announced a Fall headlining tour of North America in support of their new album, Monterey, out May 19th. One year ago, their 55-city tour sold out months in advance and the band used the down time while out on the road to record Monterey. This Fall, the acclaimed duo will be performing in the biggest and most prestigious venues of their career. From New York City’s Town Hall, to Los Angeles’s Theatre at Ace Hotel, to Atlanta’s Symphony Hall, the ideal settings have been chosen to enable the duo to replicate the nuances and dynamics of their stirring new album.

It is the little details that the band will cherish most as they recognize the long road they’ve traveled in the short 4 years they’ve been together. Joey Ryan states: “We’re very excited for this tour, having been assured that none of the rooms we’re playing will have beer fridges that are louder than the PA.”

The Los Angeles-based duo has grown in popularity from a mixture of word of mouth, rave reviews, and a desire to provide an exceptional live experience. Their featured performances and interviews in T Bone Burnett and the Coen Brother’s 2014 concert documentary, Another Day/Another Time, brought the band its widest audience yet. The LA Times hails them for “absolute mastery of their craft.” Paste Magazine highlights the “intellectual sophistication of their songs,” and Garrison Keillor calls them “absolute geniuses at close harmony.” While praise from cultural purveyors is flattering to the band, they seem to be most excited by fans on Twitter who report that their music “gives them all the feels.”

The meticulously curated dates of this tour will provide established fans and newcomers alike exemplary settings in which to experience The Milk Carton Kids - two intricately intertwining voices and guitars, immensely potent songwriting, and doses of genuinely entertaining between-song banter.

The band’s new album, Monterey, was recorded not in a studio, but on the stages of theaters and churches across North America that have always coaxed the band’s most uninhibited expressions. It is a method that allowed the band to finally capture on record the same fearlessness and spontaneity usually only achieved in a live setting.

The Milk Carton Kids North American Fall Tour Dates:

9/7/15 Northampton, MA - Academy of Music Theatre
9/8/15 Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
9/9/15 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
9/10/15 Washington, D.C. - Lisner Auditorium
9/11/15 New York, NY - Town Hall
9/12/15 Brevard, NC - Mountain Song Festival
9/13/15 Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
9/15/15 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
9/17/15 Louisville, KY - Bomhard Theatre
9/18/15 Columbus, OH - Lincoln Theatre
9/30/15 Santa Barbara, CA - Lobero Theatre
10/1/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/4/15 Chico, CA - Laxson Auditorium
10/5/15 Portland, OR - Newmark Theatre
10/6/15 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
10/7/15 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
10/9/15 Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre Concert Hall
10/10/15 Calgary, AB - Central United Church
10/28/15 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/29/15 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
10/30/15 Chicago, IL - Fourth Presbyterian Church
10/31/15 Grand Rapids, MI - Covenant Fine Arts Center
11/2/15 St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater
11/3/15 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
11/4/15 St. Louis, MO - Sheldon Concert Hall
11/5/15 Nashville, TN - James K. Polk Theater
11/6/15 Atlanta, GA - Symphony Hall
11/9/15 Asheville, NC - Diana Wortham Theatre
11/10/15 Charleston, NC - Charleston Music Hall
12/1/15 San Francisco, CA - The Palace of Fine Arts
12/2/15 Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
12/3/15 Arcata, CA - Van Duzer Theatre
12/5/15 San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre
12/7/15 Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theatre
12/8/15 Santa Fe, NM - The Lensic
12/9/15 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
12/11/15 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater
12/13/15 Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre

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