Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell announced new dates for their upcoming North American summer tour today. Added dates include Virginia's famed Wolf Trap, Pennsylvania's Bryce Jordan Center and a number of venues across the midwest. The highly anticipated tour which kicks off May 22nd in Ft. Myers Florida is the first for Martin and Brickell. The duo will perform new music from their upcoming album Love Has Come For You.
Love Has Come For You, out April 23rd on Rounder Records, features 13 eloquently rootsy compositions that combine Martin's inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell's distinctive vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics.
The New Yorker recently gave the album a glowing review, saying "Martin's playing is lyrical and reserved, and it swings." Of Brickell's vocal style, Alec Wilkinson says "she manages to sing as if she were speaking intimately to another person, the way actors in Shakespeare manage, by means of breathing and pace, to deliver lines as if the thoughts they contain had just occurred to them."
Listen to the single "When You Get To Asheville" from the forthcoming album HERE.
The album, produced by legendary producer Peter Asher (James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Linda Ronstadt), features notable players including rising-star Esperanza Spalding on bass, veteran studio guitarist Waddy Wachtel and Nickel Creek alumni Sara and Sean Watkins. The album also features the esteemed bluegrass combo The Steep Canyon Rangers with whom Martin recorded his latest Grammy nominated album Rare Bird Alert. The Steep Canyon Rangers just won their first Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for the album Nobody Knows You. Steve Martin won the 2010 Grammy in the same category for his debut album, The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo.
The tour will showcase material from Love Has Come For You along with the unique brand of award-winning bluegrass and comedy that Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers have been delighting audiences with at their sold-out, critically acclaimed shows.
STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS FEATURING EDIE BRICKELL CONCERT DATES:
Wed-May-22-13 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Thu-May-23-13 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
Fri-May-24-13 West Palm Beach, FL Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Sat-May-25-13 Tallahassee, FL Florida State University - Ruby Diamond Auditorium
Sun-May-26-13 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
Mon-May-27-13 N. Charleston, SC N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
Wed-May-29-13 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Thu-May-30-13 Greenville, SC Peace Center For The Performing Arts
Fri-May-31-13 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
Fri-Jun-21-13 Stamford, CT Palace Theatre
Sat-Jun-22-13 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sun-Jun-23-13 Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center
Mon-Jun-24-13 * Vienna, VA The Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Tue-Jun-25-13 New York, NY Town Hall Theatre
Thu-Jun-27-13 Philadelphia, PA Kimmel Center - Verizon Center
Fri-Jun-28-13 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
Sat-Jun-29-13* Toronto, ON Nathan Phillips Square - City Hall
Sun-Jun-30-13 * University Park, PA Penn State University - Bryce Jordan Center
Mon-Jul-01-13 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall
Tue-Jul-02-13 Wilkes-Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Mon-Jul-22-13 * Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
Wed-Jul-24-13 * Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
Thu-Jul-25-13 * Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Fri-Jul-26-13 * Midland, MI Midland Center for the Arts
Sat-Jul-27-13 * Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre - Murat Theatre
Sun-Jul-28-13 * Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
Wed-Aug-7-13 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
* Denotes newly added date
To purchase tickets and for more information on Steve Martin, please visit www.stevemartin.com