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The Low Anthem: Final Tour Dates, for Now

Posted on the 08 September 2011 by Hctf @hctf

The Low Anthem

Alt.folk band The Low Anthem calls it quits, after their extensive Fall in the North America and Europe. No more touring and playing the songs of Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and Smart Flesh. They want time to work on the new songs they've written for two new albums.

Dear conspirators, lovers, friends,
It was nearly 3 years ago when we first self-released "Oh My God, Charlie Darwin." Since then we've been pretty lucky. We've been signed to two of the finest record labels known to man, toured the globe with world class musicians, and been allowed (paid even) to play hundreds of shows to you. It's a life we could only have dreamt. From the beginning, we've been a local music outfit, nearly oblivious to the avalanche of trending watery bullshit known as indie music. All along, we've just wanted to play. Music that was simple. Music that we connected to. With the same spirit we started with as a duo in bars and open mics. We were obsessed with sound and gave ourselves a mission. We've been working to perfect our craft, the palette of instruments, rhythm-breath, harmonic saturation, a certain style of writing...mournful, drunk, angrily obsessed with justice, yadda yadda.
After 451 shows, we feel we've come pretty close to answering our own question. We know the "Darwin / Smart Flesh" material inside and out - better than a prominent birthmark...like swimming in bathwater...It's really dialed in. Maybe some artists reach this point and become safer more refined imitations of themselves. We're not interested. So...we've decided that this upcoming tour will be the last tour of the chapter. The last tour devoted to this material, this incarnation. A final hurrah. A sweet goodbye. The refined completion of three years of work. It's anything you want it to be, but it will be the last for a while. It's not the end. There is no end. But it's the last one for a while. We have too many unfulfilled ideas in the works to stay out on the road. We've got 40+ new songs in the wings. Two very different albums to record. Blueprints for a handful of electro-light sculptures. But it's going to take some time back home, to turn the page and build a new sound world. To burn the furniture. To decipher the new questions. So with all our hearts and all our thanks, we hereby declare in the words of Nathan Moore, this fall 2011 tour in US and Europe...
This is the last one
The last one ever°
This is the last one
We swear it
This is the last one
How dare it
Keep on giving 'til the end

Live dates:
  • 09/14 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live*
  • 09/15 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
  • 09/16 Marlinton, WV @ Pocahontas County Opera House*
  • 09/18 Carrboro, NC @ Local 506*
  • 09/19 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre*
  • 09/20 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall*
  • 09/21 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club^
  • 09/22 Nashville, TN @ Soundland at The Basement^
  • 09/23 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival^
  • 09/24 Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage^
  • 09/26 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle^
  • 09/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre^
  • 09/29 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge^
  • 09/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room^
  • 10/02 San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
  • 10/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
  • 10/13 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (supporting Iron & Wine)
  • 10/17 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (w/ Joe Pug)
  • 10/18 Montreal, Canada @ La Tulipe (w/ The Barr Brothers)
  • 10/21 Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre (w/ Joe Pug)
  • 11/14 Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre*
  • 11/16 London, UK @ Roundhouse*
  • 11/18 Groningen, The Netherlands @ Oosterpoort
  • 11/19 The Hague, The Netherlands @ Crossing Border Festival
  • 11/20 Antwerp, Belgium @ Crossing Border Festival

* w/ William Elliot Whitmore as support
^ w/ Sleepy Sun as support'

MP3: The Low Anthem - Charlie Darwin
MP3: The Low Anthem - Ghost Woman Blues
Video: The Low Anthem - Wire

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