Though it's almost mid July, one of this summer's most highly anticipated tours is only just getting started. The Heartless Bastards
- the Dayton Ohio based power rock quartet - are set to hit the road, sharing the stage with some of the most prominent names in rock (Jenny Lewis, The Decemberists, The Avett Brothers and Andrew Bird) along the way. Look for high powered sets at festival settings such as Lollapalooza, All Points West, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits.
The tour comes in continued support of their most recent album, The Mountain
. You might remember we gushed about the record
earlier this year. Rolling Stone also gave the album a nice review, tagging Erika Wennerstorm
, as a natural rock star and proclaiming her voice a veritable mountain of sound.
Besides the media rave of their third album, the hype for the Heartless Bastards American tour can also be credited to their successful performances oversees and their exhilarating and unforgettable performance at Bonnaroo. The quartet also recently shot a live set for Austin City Limits with Sonic Youth, which will air nationwide sometime this fall. Special note: The segment also features Wennerstorm
joining Alex Mass of The Black Angels on a new take of Tim Hardin's If I Were A Carpenter. - Lonnie Nemiroff
7/10 Fayatteville Arkansas @ Geroge's Majestic Lounge w/ Jenny Lewis
7/11 Los Angeles California @ The Greek Theatre w/ Andrew Bird
7/31 Tempe Arizona @ Liberty State Park - All Points West Music Festival
8/2 Montreal Quebec @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
8/3 Toronto Ontario @ Kool Haus w/ the Decemberists
8/5 Madison Wisconsin @ Opreheum Theatre w/ the Decemberists
8/6 Grant Park @ Metro w/ the Decemberists
8/7 Chicago Illinois @ Lollapalooza
8/8 Indianapolis Indiana @ Egyptian Room w/ the Decemberists
8/11 Royal Oak Michigan @ Royal Oak Music Theatre w/ the Decemberists
8/13 Buffalo New York @ Buffalo Center for the Arts w/ the Decemberists
8/14 Pittsburg Pennsylvania @ Byham Theatre w/ the Decemberists
8/15 Schwenksville Pennsylvania @ Philadelphia Festival
8/16 Holyoke Massachusetts @ Mountain Park w/ the Decemberists
8/25 Salt Lake City Utah @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre w/ the Avett Brothers
8/26 Boise Idaho @ Knitting Factory w/ the Avett Brothers
8/28 Seattle Washington @ Paramount Theatre w/ the Avett Brothers
8/30 San Francisco California @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
10/3 ACL Festival
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