See the video for album track “Castaways” via USA Today
[Mills’] hidden elegance lies in the twist of lovesick metaphor, the wistful chord, the revisionist take on the slamming door. – NME
Acclaimed indie troubadour Chris Mills has confirmed his first string of U.S. tour dates performing songs from his forthcoming album Alexandria, out Jan 21, 2014. Backed by his new band The Distant Stars, these dates will mark the beginning of Mills’ first full U.S. tour in three years.
Hailed as “the best songwriter we have in Gotham” by Skyscraper magazine, Mills has shared bills with Neko Case, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Ben Folds, Nick Lowe, and countless others. His new album features nine stunning originals recorded in New York, Chicago, and Oslo, Norway, and mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Ryan Freeland (Tift Merrit, Ray LeMontagne, Aimee Mann).
Mills will head to Europe for a run of dates in February before returning to the states to perform at SXSW in March. Other U.S. dates to be announced soon.
Chris Mills U.S. tour:
1/19 – Cambridge, MA – Atwoods
1/23 – St. Louis, IL – Off Broadway
1/24 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
1/25 – Madison, WI – Kiki’s House of Righteous Music
1/26 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
1/29 – Yipsilanti, MI – Woodruff’s
1/30 – Cleveland – Grog Shop
1/31 – Toledo, OH – Frankies
2/1 – Cincinnati, OH – House Concert
2/2 – Chicago, IL – Saki Store In-store
2/8 – Peacedale, RI – Roots Hoot House Concert
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