Critically acclaimed songwriter John Moreland has announced a string of West Coast tour dates in support of his upcoming album Big Bad Luv, due out May 5th via 4AD. Following a UK tour around the release, Moreland will return to the US in June for his previously announced East coast and Midwest dates. The new West Coast run will include Denver, Seattle, Portland and the Outside Lands Festival. The Fader posted an exclusive premiere of the song “Sallisaw Blue” on April 18th. Click HERE to listen.
The depth and soul of John Moreland’s previous albums, along with his powerfully captivating live performances, have connected deeply with an ever-growing fan base who have fallen in love with his poignant and honest songs. Over the last year or so, Moreland’s perspective on life has shifted just enough to inject a new tone to the songs on Big Bad Luv.
Sonically, the new album rocks a bit heavier than Moreland’s prior work, with a nod to his punk rock roots. Big Bad Luv was recorded at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, AR and mixed by Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow). For a taste of the new album, check out the video for “It Don’t Suit Me Like Before”, which was recently premiered via Entertainment Weekly. Click HERE.
Moreland’s previous release High On Tulsa Heat (2015) was a critical breakthrough for the Oklahoma songwriter. The album received high praise from a range of outlets including NPR Music, Wall Street Journal, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone Country, and American Songwriter. Moreland received a nomination from the Americana Music Association for their Emerging Artist Of The Year and made his national television debut with an unprecedented late night television booking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Click HERE to watch.
John Moreland possesses the ability to silence a noisy barroom with just his guitar and vocal. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear him live this summer.
JOHN MORELAND SUMMER TOUR DATES
*John will be accompanied by John Calvin Abney on all dates
April 22 – Decatur, GA – Downtown Decatur Square
April 23rd – Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
April 28th – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Country Music Festival
June 1st – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
June 2nd – Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Caberet
June 3rd – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
June 4rd – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
June 7th – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
June 8th – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
June 9th – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz
June 10th – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
June 13th – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
June 14th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
June 16th – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
June 17th – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow
June 24th – Winfield, KS – Wheat State Whine Company
July 11th – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
July 12th – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge, Minglewood Hall
July 14th – Louisville, KY – The Forecastle Festival
July 15th-16th – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Fest
July 18th – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
July 19th – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
July 20th – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
July 22nd – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
August 2nd – Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s
August 5th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
August 6th – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
August 8th – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
August 9th – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
August 10th – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
August 11th-13th – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August 13th – Paso Robles, CA – Barrelhouse Brewing
September 29th – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre (Opening for John Prine)