Includes Dates With Anders Osborne, The AURA Fest And The Cayamo Cruise With Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams & More
American Babies, the fast-rising, psych-tinged Philadelphia band shape-shifting between Americana, indie and classic rock, have confirmed a winter 2016 tour featuring songs from their forthcoming studio album An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark, out March 18 via Royal Potato Family.
Kicking off in Jacksonville, Florida January 16, the 14-date tour will see American Babies headline and perform with New Orleans’ Anders Osborne as well as at festival dates and on the Cayamo Cruise along with fan favorites Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Shawn Colvin, Hurray For The Riff Raff and others. See below for full list of dates.
Led by guitarist Tom Hamilton, the album follows American Babies’ 2013 breakout Knives and Teeth, a release that led to the largest tours of the band’s career and a four-night residency at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. The charismatic Hamilton was also tapped to perform with several premier artists including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and, on separate occasions, both Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann of The Grateful Dead.
Hamilton is backed on the album by an assortment of musicians, including rhythm guitarist Justin Mazer, drummer Al Smith and acoustic guitarist Raina Mullen. By having an ever evolving, ever-changing lineup and adventurous sonic approach, American Babies is remarkably fluid, floating comfortably between scenes and genres. That’s just how Hamilton likes it.
American Babies U.S. Tour
January 26 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
January 27 – Orlando FL – The Social
January 28 – Gainesville, FL – The Jam
January 29 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
January 30 – Boca Raton, FL – Funky Buddha
January 31-February 7 – Miami, FL – Cayamo Cruise
February 18 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
February 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Mousetrap
February 20 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
February 23 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground – w/ Anders Osborne
February 24 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater – w/ Anders Osborne
February 25 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
February 26 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre – w/ Anders Osborne
February 27 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club – w/ Keller Williams
March 4-6 – Live Oak, FL – AURA Festival
March 17 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – River Street Jazz Cafe
March 18 – New Haven, CT – The Acoustic
March 19 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall