Sun Mar 05

An Evening with Dawes

Intimate theater tour with two full sets of new music and fan-favorites

“With this bold left turn into sonic experimentation, Dawes proves that you can be faithful to your roots and still branch out.” – Rolling Stone

Dawes will embark on a 50-date North American tour, starting January 10th, kicking off in San Diego, with stops in NYC, Portland, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Nashville, and a stop at DPAC on March 5. Billed as “An Evening With Dawes,” each night will feature two sets of new songs and fan-favorites. Full dates below, and read more about the upcoming tour in an interview with singer-songwriter, Taylor Goldsmith, on Billboard. 

Dawes will also make their triumphant return to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” tonight, Monday, November 14th (audience tickets here). The band will perform the songs “When The Tequila Runs Out” and “Quitter” off their latest release, the acclaimed We’re All Gonna Die (released September 16th on the band's own HUB Records), which Noisey heralded as “by far their best.” You can watch Dawes’ performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC TV tonight at 11:35pm ET/PT: http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live.

We're All Gonna Die is the band’s highest charting record to date. The first single, “When The Tequila Runs Out,” reached top #5 on Billboard’s Triple A Radio Chart. We're All Gonna Die debuted at No. 18 on the Top Current Album charts and No. 1 on overall vinyl sales in the country.

Other recent notable appearances include a performance and interview with celebrated talk show host and award winning journalist Charlie Rose on his PBS program, which you can watch here: http://bit.ly/2ejdrtm. Dawes were also guests on “A Prairie Home Companion,” with new host Chris Thile, where the band performed their songs “When The Tequila Runs Out,” “Roll With The Punches” and “We’re All Gonna Die.” Watch the performance, broadcast live from St Paul, Minnesota’s famed Fitzgerald Theater here: http://bit.ly/2e6I026

Dawes recently performed three songs on "CBS This Morning: Saturday," who named them "one of the most respected live bands around." Watch the interview plus performances here: http://bit.ly/2dHBP5G Dawes also performed on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic,” the LA public radio station's signature music program, on October 18th. Listen here: http://kcrw.co/2eYeP2C

Watch the official music video for the album’s lead single, “When The Tequila Runs Out,” on Facebook and YouTube.

The new album continues to receive critical acclaim:

"Now, they’ve slicked up their Seventies ideal, with a big FM-radio sound built on string sections, processed vocals, glockenspiels, and vintage synths” –Rolling Stone

“On their new album, however, Dawes took a sharp turn without signaling. They traded jangling guitars for swampy keyboards and forsook traditional folk-rock for timeless pop-soul—all with ravishing results. ”–New York Observer 

“...the band’s acoustic instruments, unadorned production and open-hearted harmonies have been transformed on its new album, “We’re All Gonna Die,” into numbers with distorted vocals, electric guitars and new kinds of rhythms.” – Salon

We’re All Gonna Die opens with “One of Us,” an upbeat, fuzzed out rock song that could be on a Danger Mouse-era Black Keys record, but for the subtle djembe/conga percussion. Frontman Taylor Goldsmith experiments with R&B-style falsetto on songs like the title track, and the plaintive piano songs of yore now learn more heavily on keyboard synths and textural effects. ”– Paste 

“The LA- band’s latest LP is by far their best…" – Noisey 

“...the band rocks more convincingly here than they ever have before, with the sassy and sarcastic “One Of Us” and the divorce play-by-play “Roll With The Punches” delivering both insight and impact.”
American Songwriter

We’re All Gonna Die was recorded at EastWest Studios (Los Angeles, CA) with additional recording at The Boat (Silverlake, CA) and was produced by Grammy nominated producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes). The record features ten original tracks and includes backing vocals from Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius, Mandy Moore and Will Oldham as well as MPC programming from Jim Keltner on “When The Tequila Runs Out.”

Of the album, Taylor Goldsmith (guitar, vocals) explains, “These songs were all written in a very short period of time, very close together. In that sense I feel like there was a consistency in mood and outlook our other records don't have. Pretty much every song on this record explores a difficult situation and tries to find a way to find the good in it, or at least remind yourself that it's not always that big of a deal. After all, as scary as it is, we are all gonna die.”

The band consists of Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber (bass), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals, percussion) and Lee Pardini (keyboards, vocals). Dawes has toured extensively playing headline shows worldwide and major festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and Newport Folk Festival. Recently, they have toured with My Morning Jacket, Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, Conor Oberst and Jackson Browne.

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Sun, Mar 5, 2017 • 8:00 PM


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