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Monday, August 10th, 2015

The Milk Carton Kids Invited To Play Grand Ole Opry

On August 11th, Los Angeles duo The Milk Carton Kids are genuinely thrilled to be performing at the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee. Founded in 1925 as a one hour radio “barn dance,” the legendary show has hosted some of the greatest artists in country music including Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb and The Dixie Chicks. This will be Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan’s first appearance at the opry.

The Milk Carton Kids Grand Ole Opry performance will be broadcast live locally on 650AM/WSM and streamed online at: Opry.com.

The acclaimed duo wrote their latest release entitled Monterey on stages of concert halls, churches, and theaters across North America. The process that allowed them to perform with the same fearlessness and spontaneity usually only achieved in concert. NPR Music host Robin Hilton said if the album, “their voices, their harmonies, their melodies...just so breathtaking.”

The duo will be touring this Fall in support of Monterey performing in the biggest and most prestigious venues of their career. From New York City’s Town Hall, to Los Angeles’s Theatre at The 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.

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.

ACCLAIM FOR THE MILK CARTON KIDS’ MONTEREY:

"Simply gorgeous.” - Uncut

“The universe is a chaotic place, but stepping into the world of the Milk Carton Kids makes it all better. On its third album, “Monterey,” the Los Angeles acoustic folk duo consisting of of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan continues to inspire comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel and the Everly Brothers. But beneath the exquisite guitar work, lovely harmonies and gentle sway of the music, things are simmering.” - SF Chronicle

"This is the closest they’ve come to capturing the majestic intimacy of their concerts. It’s no slight to say there’s not much here beyond the classic songcraft, the splendor of their high-lonesome harmonies, and the way their guitars entwine and frame the songs so beautifully. That’s enough to cast a spell. - The Boston Globe

"Everything here is brimming over with the heart and soul of folk music, and Pattengale’s impressive lead guitar adds its sparkling magic to every tune.” - Relix

"Two unassuming guys dressed in suits, singing subdued original songs in close harmony with acoustic guitars, doesn't seem like a likely 21st-century musical success story. That is, until you see and hear Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan perform live around a single microphone. The two Los Angeles residents have extraordinary musical communication, and their songs really come alive onstage.” - World Cafe

TOUR DATES:

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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