Photo by Harper Lee
Amos Lee will tour the U.S. this fall in support of his fifth studio album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, which will be released October 8 on Blue Note Records. The headline run will kick off on November 5 at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI and include shows at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago (November 8), Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium (November 14) and the Beacon Theatre in New York City (November 22). See below for itinerary.
Tickets are available for the first time directly on Lee's website beginning Tuesday, August 6, at 10 AM. Lee will donate $1 from each ticket sold for the November tour to Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. In his ongoing effort to support Musicians On Call, Lee will be running a donation-based contest to win an autographed guitar. For more information on the contest or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.amoslee.com/tour.
Cover art for Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song was recently revealed at TheBoot.com. The album can be pre-ordered now on iTunes and Amazon. Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song finds Lee in new sonic territory, working with a broader palette of textures and instrumentation yet retaining the trenchant impact of the scenes, characters and stories that he is renowned for. Produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant), it is the first album ever recorded at Joyce's new studio, St. Charles, which is housed in a converted East Nashville church. For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, click here.
Special guests on the album include vocalists Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin and instrumentalists Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss & Union Station), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson and Family) and Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band). The album is the first to feature Lee's longtime touring band - comprising Freddie Berman, Zach Djanikian, Andy Keenan and Jaron Olevsky - which will be joining him on the road this fall. Lee will perform solo at Farm Aid (September 21) and the Life is Good Festival (September 22).
Amos Lee - Fall 2013 U.S. Tour Dates
9/21 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Farm Aid
9/22 - Canton, MA @ Prowse Farm - Life Is Good Festival
11/5 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
11/6 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
11/8 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
11/9 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre-Murat Theatre
11/10 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/12 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
11/14 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/16 - North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/18 - Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
11/19 - Charlottesville, VA @ Paramount Theater
11/20 - Baltimore, MD @ The Lyric Opera House
11/22 - New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
11/24 - Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
11/26 - Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/27 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
11/29 - Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
11/30 - Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre