While Nick Lowe touring isn’t anything unusual, there’s something special about his upcoming North American trek. For the first time this millennium, the legendary songwriter will be playing with a full band.
So what’s the occasion for this trek? It may be the September 21st release of three of his later albums — The Impossible Bird, Dig My Mood, and The Convincer — on vinyl for the first time ever via Yep Roc. Whatever the case, the tour will launch on October 1st, when Lowe teams up with Elvis Costello for two charity gigs in San Francisco. Then, two days later, he’ll appear at the Golden City’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
From there, the English singer/songwriter will makes stops in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago before arriving on the east coast in mid-October. New York City is particularly lucky this time around, getting four dates, including the last show of the tour in Brooklyn on October 24th. Find a full list of confirmed dates below.
Joining Lowe on the road are Geraint Watkins (keyboards), Robert Trehern (drums), Johnny Scott (guitar), and Matt Radford (bass).
Nick Lowe 2010 Tour Dates:
10/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (early show) *
10/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (late show) *
10/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
10/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Dakota
10/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Dakota
10/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
10/09 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
10/12 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
10/13 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod
10/15 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
10/16 – Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
10/18 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
10/20 – New York, NY @ City Winery
10/21 – New York, NY @ City Winery
10/22 – New York, NY @ City Winery
10/23 – Mount Tabor, NJ @ The Tabernacle
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
* = w/ Elvis Costello