Things Happen: Dawes announce summer tour, with multiple stops in New England


By the end of the year, we should have Dawes’ new, fifth studio record, the follow-up to 2015’s All Your Favorite Bands. We’re already imagining how it will get us through our inevitable relationship breakdown, and if it arrives around the holidays, even better.

Chances are Dawes will be testing out a lot of that new material across live stages this summer, and today the Los Angeles folk-rock group announced a summer tour that finds them playing a bunch of New England dates, including Green River Festival in Western Massachusetts (July 9), a co-headlining gig at State Theatre in Portland with Shakey Graves (July 12), and a return to Newport Folk Festival on July 24 as Middle Brother (with John J McCauley III of Deer Tick and Delta Sprit’s Matt Vasquez).

In other words, there’s a whole lotta Dawes dudes coming to the Northeast this summer.


Pre-sale to the summer shows begins tomorrow, and the general on-sale starts Friday. Check full dates below, including Dawes’ current spring fling…

April 12 Orlando, FL The Social **
April 13 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen **
April 15 Driftwood, TX Old Settler’s Music Festival §
April 16 Houston, TX Warehouse Live **
April 17 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s **
April 19 Oxford, MS The Lyric Oxford **
April 20 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium ** SOLD OUT
April 22 Knoxville, TN The Bijou Theatre **
April 23 Atlanta, GA SweetWater 420 Festival §
April 24 Charlotte, NC Tuck Fest §
April 26 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall **
April 27 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre ** SOLD OUT
April 28 Bloomington, IN The Bluebird **

July 3 Manteo, NC The Waterside Theatre
July 5 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre * %
July 6 Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewing * %
July 8 Mount Solon, VA Red Wing Roots Music Festival §
July 9 Greenfield, MA Green River Festival §
July 10 Portsmouth, NH Prescott Park Arts Series
July 12 Portland, ME State Theatre (Co-Headline w/Shakey Graves)
July 13 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre * ^
July 15 Staten Island, NY St. George Theatre * ^
July 16 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory * ^
July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls * ^
July 19 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theatre * #
July 20 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater at East End * #
July 22 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC ||
July 23 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion ||
July 24 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival (as Middle Brother)
August 5-7 Buena Visa, CO Vertex §
August 6 Taos, NM Kit Carson Park @
August 7 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre @
August 9 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre @ SOLD OUT
August 10 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre @
August 14 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows @
% w/The Lone Bellow
# w/Matthew Logan Vasquez
§ Festival Appearance
|| Supporting Brandi Carlile & Old Crow Medicine Show
@ Supporting Alabama Shakes
** w/Hiss Golden Messenger
^ w/ Kathleen Edwards