Gillian Welch Announces North American Tour Dates

Written by June 9th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Gillian Welch has announced the dates for the first leg of her North American Tour, a 31-date trek which will take her from Santa Cruz, California to Charleston, South Carolina, and includes stops at the Newport Folk Festival and High Sierra Music Festival.

Welch and her partner David Rawlings are touring in support of The Harrow & The Harvest, Welch’s first album in eight years. Read our story on the making of The Harrow & The Harvest in the upcoming issue of American Songwriter (with exclusive comments from GW fans The Civil Wars!) Check out the album cover and track list here.

Cover Story: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings – Welcome To The Machine

According to the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, the record represents “a new Southern sound, with the sort of songs you wouldn’t be surprised to hear issuing from some verdant, wooded hollow in Appalachia; Songs you’d expect to hear hollered from an Asheville grange hall, all too late in the evening. Songs with the wry humor of the back porch. Listen to this record with the lights low. Listen to it on an old radio, cradled next to your ear.”

Gillian Welch Tour Dates:

Thu Jun-30 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival

Wed Jul-06 Santa Cruz, CA Cocoanut Grove Ballroom

Thu Jul-07 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

Sat Jul-09 Grants Pass, OR Rogue Theatre

Sun Jul-10 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre

Tue Jul-12 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

Wed Jul-13 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre

Fri Jul-15 Vancouver, BC Vancouver Folk Festival

Sat Jul-16 Olympia, WA Capitol Theatre

Sun Jul-17 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater

Wed Jul-20 St. Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater

Thu Jul-21 Madison, WI Capitol Theatre

Fri Jul-22 Chicago, IL VIC Theatre

Sat Jul-23 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

Mon Jul-25 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall

Sat Jul-30 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival

Tue Aug-02 Bethesda, MD Music Center at Strathmore

Wed Aug-03 Raleigh, NC North Carolina Museum of Art

Thu Aug-04 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s

Fri Aug-05 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

Sat Aug-06 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

Thu Aug-11 New Orleans, LA Tipitinas Uptown

Fri Aug-12 Birmingham, AL Workplay Soundstage

Sat Aug-13 Huntsville,AL Von Braun Center Concert Hall

Sun Aug-14 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre

Wed Aug-17 Roanoke, VA Jefferson Cent/Shaftman Performance Hall

Thu Aug-18 Charlottesville, VA Paramount Theatre

Fri Aug-19 Richmond, VA Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Sat Aug-20 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater at Levine Cent. for the Arts

Sun Aug-21 Greenville, SC Peace Center Concert Hall

Tue Aug-23 Bristol, VA Paramount Center for the Arts

Wed Aug-24 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater

Sat Aug-27 Wilmington, NC Winoca Festival – Battleship Park

Sun Aug-28 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall

Sat Sep-17 Austin, TX ACL Festival

Record stores offering a special preview of The Harrow & The Harvest:

Bull Moose Bangor Bangor, ME

Bull Moose Brunswick Brunswick, ME

Bull Moose Portland, ME

Bull Moose Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH

Bull Moose Scarborough Scarborough, ME

Cactus Music & Video Houston, TX

CD Central Lexington, KY

CD World Eugene, OR

Criminal Records Atlanta, GA

Dearborn Music Dearborn, MI

Decatur CD Decatur, GA

Disc Exchange Knoxville, TN

Down Home Records El Cerrito, CA

Ear X-tacy Louisville, KY

Earshot Greenville, SC

Elderly Instruments Lansing, MI

Euclid Records St. Louis, MO

Fingerprints Long Beach, CA

Good Records Dallas, TX

Grimey’s Nashville, TN

Harvest Records Asheville, NC

Homestead Pickin’ Parl Richfield, MN

Horizon Greenville, SC

Landlocked Music Bloomington, IN

Love Garden Sounds Lawrence, KS

Music Millenium Portland, OR

Park Avenue CD Orlando, FL

Plan 9 Richmond, VA

Pure Pop Reco Burlington, VT

Ramalama Rec Toledo, OH

Shake It Cincinnati, OH

Silver Platters Seattle, WA

Sonic Boom Records – Ballard Seattle, WA

Sound Garden Baltimore Baltimore, MD

Sound Garden Syracuse Syracuse, NY

Streetlight Records – San Jose San Jose, CA

Streetlight Records – Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

Strictly Discs Madison, WI

Telegraph New London, CT

The Executive Co. #6 Milwaukee, WI

Twist & Shout Denver, CO

Vintage Vinyl Fords Fords, NJ

Waterloo Austin, TX

Zia Enterprises, Inc. #70 Tucson, AZ

Zia Records #45 Las Vegas, NV

Zia Records Tempe #20 Tempe, AZ

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