“Soaring, solid genius…their success is all but guaranteed.” —Seattle Weekly
Rising Portland-based band Blind Pilot will expand their fall tour with 18 new dates beginning November 13 in Burlington, VT. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Laura Veirs will open for Blind Pilot on the new dates, which include performances at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom, Philadelphia’s World Café Live and Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. The band is touring in support of their full-length debut 3 Rounds and a Sound, which earned the band performances on national radio (NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Songs Considered”), national television (“Last Call with Carson Daly”) and a spot on this year’s bill for the esteemed NPR Music Showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX. The album, available now on Expunged Records, received praise from USA Today, the Boston Globe, the New York Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer, which calls the music “…a rustic reverie.” Additionally, the track “Go On, Say It” was recently selected as the Single of the Week on iTunes.
Blind Pilot will begin the first leg of their tour with special guests The Low Anthem next month and recently wrapped up a summer tour, which included opening slots for The Decemberists, Andrew Bird and the acclaimed British rock band Gomez. Blind Pilot also recently played sets at this year’s Lollapalooza, Sasquatch!, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival and will perform at the upcoming Sisters Folk Festival and headline Portland’s Crystal Ballroom as part of Musicfest NW. Please see below for a full list of dates.
Nothing spotlights Blind Pilot’s building success like their touring history. In 2007, Blind Pilot’s founding members Israel Nebeker (vocals, guitar) and Ryan Dobrowski (drums) embarked on a West Coast bicycle tour playing mostly to unfamiliar listeners at small-town venues. The venturesome duo has since come a long way from their grassroots inception. This summer, Nebeker and Dobrowski rounded out Blind Pilot’s lineup as a six-piece with fellow Oregonians Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphones) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboards, trumpet).
September 12 Sisters, OR Sisters Folk Festival September 13 Sisters, OR Sisters Folk Festival September 19 Portland, OR Musicfest NW October 9 Astoria, OR Liberty Theater October 19 Eugene, OR WOW Hall* October 21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall* October 23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour* October 24 San Diego, CA Casbah* October 25 Tucson, AZ Plush* October 27 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock at HOB* October 28 Dallas, TX Granada Theater* October 29 Austin, TX The Parish* October 30 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon* November 2 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder* November 3 Orlando, FL The Social* November 4 Atlanta, GA The Earl* November 5 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge* November 6 Asheville, NC University of North Carolina* November 7 Norfolk, VA Attucks Theater* November 9 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle* November 11 Washington, D.C. The Black Cat* November 12 Boston, MA Paradise* November 13 Burlington, VT Higher Ground† November 14 Northampton, MA Iron Horse† November 17 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s† November 18 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live† November 19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom† November 20 Brooklyn, NY Bell House† November 21 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café† November 23 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark† November 24 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio† November 25 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall† November 27 Lawrence, KS Jackpot† November 28 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater† November 29 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge† November 30 Boise, ID The Linen Building† December 2 Seattle, WA Neumos† December 3 Vancouver, BC Media Club†
* With special guests The Low Anthem † With special guest Laura Veirs