Mon, Nov 14

DAWES Coming to DPAC March 5

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




“The record sounds so fresh—yet fills me with a strange nostalgia for things that haven’t happened yet...I hear it at the beach and blasting out of car windows on future summer nights...easily having become a natural part of peoples lives.”  —Jim James (My Morning Jacket)

“Through travelogues, story-songs and a literary quality that's been honed to a cutting edge, Goldsmith and his band have crafted their most ambitious record to date." —NPR Music

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.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 18th at 10a.m.:

  • Online at
  • The Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

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:

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: 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:

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: Dawes also performed on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic,” the LA public radio station's signature music program, on October 18th. Listen here:

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.


January 10— San Diego, CA— Belly Up

January 11— Phoenix, AZ— Crescent Ballroom

January 13— San Luis Obispo, CA— Fremont Theater

January 14— Santa Barbara, CA— Lobero

January 20—  Lake Tahoe, NV— Montbleu Resort

January 26— Dallas, TX— Bomb Factory

January 28— Austin, TX— Stubbs

January 29— Oklahoma City, OK— ACM @ UCO

January 31— Little Rock, AR— Rev Room

February 1— St. Louis , MO— The Pagaent

February 3— Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre                                                                        

February 4— Iowa City, IA—Englert Theatre

February 6— Madison, WI— Barrymore Theatre

February 7— Omaha, NE— The Waiting Room

February 8— Sioux Falls, SD— The Orpheum

February 10— Boulder, CO— Fox Theatre

February 11— Aspen,  CO— Belly Up

February 12— Salt Lake City, UT— The Depot

February 21— San Francisco, CA— Fillmore

February 22— Portland, OR— Wonder Ballroom

February 24— Seattle, WA— Showbox

February 25— Missoula, MT— Wilma Theatre

February 26— Billings, MT— Pub Station Ballroom

February 28— Des Moines, IA— Wooly's

March 3— Birmingham, AL— Iron City

March 4— Atlanta, GA— Variety Playhouse

March 5— Durham, NC— DPAC

March 7— Wilmington, DE— The Grand Opera House

March 8— Washington, DC— Lincoln Theatre

March 10— New York, NY— Beacon Theatre

March 11— Boston, MA— Orpheum

March 12— Hartford, CT— Infinity Hall

March 14— Northampton, MA— Academy of Music Theatre

March 15— Ithaca, NY— State Theater

March 17— Toronto, ON— The Opera House

March 18— Kalamazoo, MI— State Theatre

March 19— Indianapolis, IN— The Vogue

March 21— Tulsa, OK— Cain's Ballroom

March 22— Santa Fe, NM— Lensic Performing Arts Center

March 23— Flagstaff, AZ— Orpheum Theater

April 1— Los Angeles, CA— The Theatre at Ace Hotel

April 21— Louisville, KY— The Brown Theatre

April 23— Charleston, SC— High Water Festival*

April 25— Asheville, NC— Orange Peel

April 26— Knoxville, TN— Bijou Theatre

April 28—Nashville, TN— Ryman Auditorium

April 29— Nashville, TN— Ryman Auditorium

April 30— Chattanooga, TN— Revelry Room

May 2— Wilmington, NC— Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

May 3— Charlotte, NC— Fillmore
*Festival Date
(More Dates To Be Announced)



  1. One Of Us
  2. We’re All Gonna Die
  3. Roll With The Punches
  4. Picture Of A Man
  5. Less Than Fives Miles Away
  6. Roll Tide
  7. When The Tequila Runs Out
  8. For No Good Reason
  9. Quitter
  10. As If By Design

For more information, please contact Mary Moyer ([email protected]) or Emilio Herce ([email protected]) at Q Prime  212.302.9790,