Field Report Announces Fall Tour Dates with Aimee Mann

August 8, 2012
imgPartisan Records is excited to announce that Field Report have confirmed a run of fall tour dates supporting Aimee Mann. Beginning after a headline appearance at LA's Hotel Café on August 25th, the tour will take Field Report through the West Coast and Southwest, hitting major cities including San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, and Los Angeles. The September/October dates will follow on the heels of the band's high-profile supporting tours with both Emmylou Harris and Counting Crows, whose lead singer, Adam Duritz, enthused to Rolling Stone, "It is undeniable when you listen to Field Report. This is just great music." Rolling Stone agreed, championing the band's forthcoming record as a "breakout debut." The full list of tour dates is below.
Recently lauded as an "Artist To Watch" by NPR's World Café Next and one of TIME Magazine's "11 Great Bands You Don't Know (But Should)," Field Report has already been garnering a steady stream of praise in advance of their self-titled full-length, which will be released on September 11th. Bruce Warren at WXPN called it the "best debut of the year," and in their 9 out of 10 star review, Uncut raved about Chris Porterfield's "way of entwining lyrical detail and broad sentiment that is compelling and original." American Songwriter was wowed by Porterfield's "lyrics and the lush, airiness of the music [that creates] a powerful atmosphere." After a recent show, The AV Club declared, "Porterfield's magnetism and vision as a performer are Jeff Tweedy-caliber."
Field Report is the creation of Chris Porterfield, who cut his musical teeth with DeYarmond Edison (the other members of which were Justin Vernon/Bon Iver and Megafaun). After their breakup in 2006, Bon Iver and Megafaun went on to success while Chris hung back in Wisconsin, thinking his career in music was over. It was really just beginning. For the first time in his life, he began writing his own songs, which he spent the following five years carefully divining, killing off, revising, and honing. In December 2011, the record was finally recorded at Vernon's studio (with engineer Beau Sorenson). The result is a haunting set of songs that's crafty, lyrical, and poignant. After sending a few unfinished tracks to select people, the response was immediate and impactful: producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Warren Zevon, The Pixies, Uncle Tupelo) fell in love with them and offered to mix the record, which he did in February 2012.
Tour Dates:
8/10 - Sandpoint, ID @ War Memorial Field^
8/11 - Billings, MT @ Magic City Blues Festival
8/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
9/14 - Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live at the Queen*
9/15 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater*
9/16 - Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall*
9/27 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House^^
9/28 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre^^
9/29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore^^
9/30 - Napa, CA @ Uptown Theatre^^
10/2 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater^^
10/3 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune^^
10/4 - Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre^^
10/6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room^^
10/9 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^^
10/10 - Fort Collins, CO @ Lincoln Center^^
10/11 - Santa Fe, NM @ Lensic PAC^^
10/12 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre^^
10/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre^^
^ denotes w/ Counting Crows
* denotes w/ Melissa Ferrick
^^ denotes w/ Aimee Mann
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