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Michael Trent and Cary Anne Hearst will hit the road in support of Swimmin' Time, out August 26.
Charlestonians Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent can usually be found spreading their gospel on the road, so it's no surprise to hear the dates are set for the next big Shovels & Rope tour. The sounds of Swimmin' Time
will be known to all this July to October, from Ottawa to Athens. The official release date for the band's sophomore album is August 26.
The husband-and-wife duo will share bills at Red Rocks this summer with the Avett Brothers, and several North Carolina dates will see Shovels & Ropes alongside Old Crow Medicine Show. From September til the tour's end, Hearst and Trent will hit the road with John Fullbright
. Their tour manager Paul Bannister, a.k.a. El Jefe, said on Facebook this week, "If you haven't gone and checked out his new record, Songs
, stop shitting the bed and go get it. It's as good as songwriting gets. We're honored to have him with us."
He adds, "Don't fret if you don't see your town, we are just getting started. More to come... ."
Shovels & Rope was recently named in the 20 Greatest Moments From Bonnaroo 2014 by FUSE
. Get in on the magic yourself at one of the following venues.
7/4 & 7/6 - Ottawa, ON - RBC Blues Ottawa Festival
7/5 - Toronto, ON - Toronto Urban Roots Fest
7/10-12 - Oakbank, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/13 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre #
7/26 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
8/20 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheater **
8/21 - Charlotte, NC - Uptown Amphitheater **
8/22 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater **
8/23 - Nashville, TN - The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel **
8/27 - Louisville, KY - WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
9/18 - Wilmington, NC - Ziggy’s %
9/20 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater %
9/24 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
9/26 - Boston, MA - Royale %
9/27 - Boston, MA - Royale %
9/28 - Montreal, QB - Corona Theatre %
10/1 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall %
10/2 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre %
10/3 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave %
10/5 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
10/7 - Bloomington, IN - Bluebird %
10/8 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre %
10/10 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre %
# - with The Avett Brothers
** - with Old Crow Medicine Show
% - with John Fullbright