Shovels & Rope Announce Movie Premiere And Headlining Fall Tour

Acclaimed rock duo Shovels & Rope will head out on a headlining fall tour on October 3rd in support of their highly-praised new album By Blood (See tour dates below). Rolling Stone Country announced the tour with the exclusive premiere of the trailer for the band’s upcoming film, Shovels & Rope: The Movie, which will be released on August 2nd (VIEW HERE).

“The duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent display a tightness on the album that transcends typical bandmate cohesion.” – Associated Press

Shovels & Rope: The Movie is a conceptual film that shatters the mold of a traditional concert movie. Filmed during a 2017 live show, the movie features a surreal storyline with actors and a setting that moves in and out of the duo’s rousing performance in front of a sold out crowd. The two worlds finally come together in a dreamlike circumstance as the band appears and participates in a boisterous communal gathering with a cast of characters. Shovels & Rope: The Movie will be released direct to consumer and will include a separate download of ten live tracks. For more information, go to

“Springsteen and Petty. Sweet and X. Shovels & Rope have certain threads running through their decade-long magic, but ‘By Blood’ is its own sorcery…this kind of raw, goosebump-inducing realness is so rare you can’t waste a second.” 5/5 – BUST

Released by Dualtone Music in April, By Blood features Shovels & Rope’s vivid narratives based around hopeful yet flawed protagonists and their eventual shortcomings. The songs, much like their fiery live performances, are delivered with raw, passionate emotion and grit. The press reacted positively with coverage running at NPR Music, Consequence of Sound, Associated Press, Billboard, American Songwriter, Rolling Stone Country, MOJO, A.V. Club, Garden & Gun, No Depression and much more (SEE HIGHLIGHTS). On July 1st, BUST premiered the inspiring new video for the pulsating opening track “I’m Comin’ Out” (VIEW HERE).

“…’By Blood’ retains much of the wild energy of the duo’s earlier records, but harnesses it or even expands it into something larger and fuller.” – Rolling Stone Country

“…a band constantly in motion, creating fresh ventures to the left of center and never looking back over their collective shoulders.” – American Songwriter

“…the duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, have carved a unique path through the Americana-roots music scene thanks to honest, rustic songwriting—as well as a willingness to experiment.” – Relix

For press information about Shovels & Rope, please contact
Jim Flammia or Michelle Steele at All Eyes Media (615) 227-2770

Shovels & Rope 2019 Tour Dates

October 3 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
October 5 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
October 8 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
October 11 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
October 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
October 15 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 16 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
October 19 Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
October 20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
October 23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
October 25 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
October 26 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
October 27 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
October 29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
October 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
November 1 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
November 2 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
November 3 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
November 6 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium