Thursday, September 13, 2007
Fall Headlining Tour Kicks Off October 30th; Ticket Pre-Sale Begins This Saturday. Performances Confirmed On "Late Show with David Letterman" And "Late Night With Conan O'Brien"
"Turn it up!" says Rolling Stone, placing Band of Horses' Cease to Begin on its Hot List. Due out October 9th on Sub Pop Records, the follow-up to Everything All The Time, its critically acclaimed debut, finds the band at the height of its considerable powers, as the soaring, anthemic lead single "Is There a Ghost" attests.
Band of Horses - now a three-piece outfit comprised of Ben Bridwell, Rob Hampton and Creighton Barrett - will launch Cease to Begin with an extensive North American tour and performances on "Late Show with David Letterman" (October 18th) and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (November 5th). The tour commences on October 30th in Charlottesville, VA and will conclude with two Los Angeles area shows (November 24th at Avalon LA and November 26th at Glass House in Pomona). The Drones will be the supporting act. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available to the general public beginning this Saturday, September 15th, at 12 p.m. EST at http://bandofhorses.tickets.musictoday.com General ticket on-sale begins September 21st. (For exact times and locations, see local venue websites.) Band of Horses will also play Park Tavern's "Unplugged in the Park" series in Atlanta, GA on October 14th.
Released in March of 2006, Band of Horses' Everything All the Time made good on the promise hinted at in early shows and demos. The band went from opening for friends Iron & Wine to playing on "The Late Show with David Letterman" by July, and being nominated as one of 10 finalists (along with Joanna Newsom, Beirut, Tom Waits and the eventual winner, Cat Power) for the Shortlist Music Prize for that same year. "The sound, wrung from campfire ramblings and bruised hearts, is both otherworldly and instantly recognizable," said Details while Nylon noted: "Band of Horses aim their exultant guitars toward the same mountain peaks as Built to Spill and My Morning Jacket, while Bridwell's reverbed yelp echoes off the canyon walls."
The songs on Cease to Begin are strikingly beautiful, if less elliptical and more straightforward than those of its predecessor. Bridwell's vocals convey a sense of both strength and vulnerability and capture the very essence of the human spirit, the reconciliation of attachment and detachment, the strength that's found through suffering and the understanding that we are as significant as we are insignificant. Working once more with producer Phil Ek, the band recorded the album at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC and Avast in Seattle, WA. The album will be released in both CD and LP formats; the CD configuration will include eight removable photo cards featuring photography by longtime Band of Horses photographer Christopher Wilson. Fans who pre-order Cease to Begin directly from the band at http://bandofhorses.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=12033_12037 will receive a free Band of Horses beer coozy (while supplies last).
CEASE TO BEGIN TRACK LISTING
1. Is There A Ghost
2. Ode to LRC
3. No One's Gonna Love You
4. Detlef Schrempf
5. The General Specific
6. Lamb On the Lam (in the city)
7. Islands On The Coast
8. Marry Song
9. Cigarettes, Wedding Bands
10. Window Blues
BAND OF HORSES - FALL 2007 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
10/14 Atlanta, GA Park Tavern
10/30 Charlottesville, VA Satellite Ballroom
11/1 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
11/2 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
11/3 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
11/4 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/6 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
11/7 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
11/8 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
11/9 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/10 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
11/12 Chicago, IL Metro
11/14 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/15 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
11/17 Bozeman, MT The Filling Station
11/18 Boise, ID Neurolux
11/19 Seattle, WA Showbox
11/20 Seattle, WA Showbox
11/21 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
11/23 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
11/24 Los Angeles, CA Avalon LA
11/26 Pomona, CA Glass House
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