Son Volt Announces Spring & Summer Touring In Support of Honky Tonk:
2013 is shaping up to be an incredibly busy year for Son Volt: in March , they will release Honky Tonk, the highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s acclaimed American Central Dust.
Also in March, Son Volt’s “eloquent and thought-provoking” (Spin) founder and leader, Jay Farrar, will publish Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs (Soft Skull/Counterpoint Press).
The band is planning to tour behind Honky Tonk throughout the year. They have announced the dates for April through June, which will include a hometown show on June 1 in St. Louis.
Honky Tonk features eleven new Son Volt compositions that excavate the classic honky tonk sound of Bakersfield, yet distill and reimagine it. Honky Tonk stays true to the spirit of honky tonk music, while stretching out its familiar contours into new shapes and spaces.
Wall Street Journal music critic Jim Fusilli wrote that with American Central Dust, Farrar “claimed his spot in the line of America’s great country songwriters who rocked in their own, inimitable way.” As evidenced by the songs on Honky Tonk, that was only the beginning.
Son Volt Spring/Summer 2013
4.10 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
4.11 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
4.12 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
4.13 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
4.14 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
4.16 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
4.17 The Parish New Orleans, LA
4.18 Continental Club Houston, TX
4.19 Old Settler’s Music Festival Driftwood, TX
4.20 Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas, TX
5.30-31 Wakarusa at Mulberry Mountain Ozark, AR
6.1 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
6.3 The Englert Iowa City, IA
6.4 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6.5 Turner Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
6.6 High Noon Madison, WI
6.7 Park West Chicago, IL
6.8 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
6.9 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
6.11 The Egg Albany, NY
6.12 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
6.13 The Paradise Boston, MA
6.14 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
6.15 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
6.16 Clearwater Festival Croton-On-Hudson, NY
6.18 SOPAC South Orange, NJ
6.19 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
6.20 9:30 Club Washington, DC
6.21 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, PA
6.22 Southgate House Cincinnati, OH
6.23 Headliners Louisville, KY
6.25 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga, TN
6.27 Levitt Shell Memphis, TN
6.28 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK