Shovels and Rope Announce Tour with Old Crow Medicine Show

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Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst at The Charleston Pour House.

With the release of their sophomore album Swimmin’ Time on the horizon, Charleston duo Shovels and Rope have announced tour dates with Old Crow Medicine Show and John Fullbright to support the new album. The tour kicks off in Raleigh, NC August 20, just 6 days before the new record’s release date. As of right now there are no South Carolina tour dates listed, but we have a feeling that will change in October.

For the new record Shovels and Rope stuck to their guns and recorded the Michael Trent produced album in the band’s Charleston, SC home studio. The band’s debut album was recorded all over the place, from the back of the van to their home studio as was documented in the band’s documentary The Ballad of Shovels and Rope. The Holy City heartthrobs keep a subtle aquatic theme on the new darker album, introducing both new instruments and new characters in their signature songwriting form.

7/4 & 7/6 – Ottawa, ON – RBC Blues Ottawa Festival
7/5 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Fest
7/10-12 – Oakbank, MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/13 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre #
7/26 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
8/20 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Amphitheater **
8/21 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheater **
8/22 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater **
8/23 – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel **
8/27 – Louisville, KY – WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
9/18 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s %
9/20 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater %
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
9/26 – Boston, MA – Royale %
9/27 – Boston, MA – Royale %
9/28 – Montreal, QB – Corona Theatre %
10/1 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall %
10/2 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre %
10/3 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave %
10/5 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
10/7 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird %
10/8 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre %
10/10 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre %

# – with The Avett Brothers
** – with Old Crow Medicine Show
% – with John Fullbright

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