On the heels of announcing their first new music in four years (TWO ALBUMS!!), Deer Tick announce the extensive Twice Is Nice Tour that will take them coast to coast right up until early December (See tour dates below). Deer Tick will perform two sets during the Twice Is Nice Tour, the first will be a stripped-down, acoustic performance. Following an intermission, the band will return for a full-on electric set. To add to the evening’s festivities, a comedian will be featured as the opener on the tour.
Last week, Deer Tick announced the September 15 release of two new albums, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 (Partisan Records). The long-awaited albums are the band’s first new material since 2013’s Negativity, and fans have been anxious. Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 contrast in style showcasing the two distinctly different personalities of the band.
Deer Tick Vol. 1 features the edgy folk/rock, song-driven style that endeared Deer Tick to so many. On Deer Tick Vol. 2, they let loose with a heavy dose of punk, power pop and garage rock with addictive hooks and soaring melodies. While the two albums might operate at different ends of the spectrum, there is a common thread running through them both, and that is exceptional songwriting. Led by John McCauley’s penchant for thoughtful, introspective lyrics peppered with the right amount of wit and grit, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 represent a new chapter in the beloved band’s already storied career.
Deer Tick will kick off the fall tour with their first-ever appearance at the Americana Music Conference in Nashville where they will perform two shows over two nights. The first will feature the quieter vibe of Vol. 1 followed by the all-out rock show the next night, in line with Vol. 2.
Last week, tickets for all three nights of their annual Deer Tick & Friends Newport Folk Festival After Parties sold out in under a minute. Additionally, the group’s premiere performance of Deer Tick Vol. 1 will take place during a special July 29 show at the Jane Pickens Theater. That show, billed as Clusterfolk, also sold out immediately.
Along with a deep and impressive body of work, McCauley, and his bandmates Ian O’Neil (guitar/vox), Dennis Ryan (drums/vox) and Christopher Ryan (bass), have built a reputation as a no-holds-barred live act, where you never know what may happen on any given evening. One thing that can be guaranteed is that it will never be boring.
See Tour Dates Below
Deer Tick 2017 Fall Tour
September 13–14 – Nashville, TN – Americana Music Festival
September 16 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
September 17 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
September 19 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
September 20 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
September 22 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
September 23 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
September 24 – St. Augustine, FL – Sing Out Loud Festival
October 17 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
October 19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
October 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
October 21 – Chicago, IL – Metro
October 22 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird
October 24 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
October 25 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
October 27 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
October 28 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
October 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
November 2 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
November 3 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
November 4 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
November 7 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
November 10 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
November 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
November 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
November 13 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
November 14 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
November 16 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater
November 17 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
November 18 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
November 24 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
November 25–26 – Providence, RI – The Met Café
November 29 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
November 30 – Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club
December 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
December 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel