Yonder Mountain sets spring dates
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
– Yonder Mountain String Band announced Tuesday it would launch a spring tour.
With dates slated into February, the spring tour will be in March and April.
Yonder Mountain String Band - Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals),Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral (violin, vocals), and Jacob Jolliff (Mandolin, vocals) - self-produced "Black Sheep," the first time that the band had done so.
The result, said Kaufmann, was that, "This record sounds more like Yonder than any record we've ever done. I'm hoping that when people are finished listening to it, they'll just hit play and listen to it again."
The disc was the first time in Yonder's history that they're utilizing the conventional five-piece instruments: guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass.
"We've been growing over the years and I feel like we really don't have any limitations," said Aijala. "It doesn't feel like work when you get to hang out with people that you care about and play music."
Tour dates are:
Dec. 10-14 - Qroo, Mexico - Strings & Sol
Dec. 30-31 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
Jan. 20 - Lyric Theatre and Cultural Center - Lexington, KY*
Jan. 21 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN*
Jan. 22 - Canopy Club - Urbana, IL*
Jan. 23 - Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI*
Jan. 26 - State Theatre - State College, PA*
Jan. 27 - The National - Richmond, VA *
Jan. 28 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC*
Jan. 29 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC*
Jan. 30 - The International - Knoxville, TN*
Feb. 2 - Druid City Music Hall - Tuscaloosa, AL*
Feb. 3 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL*
Feb. 4 - The Plaza 'LIVE' - Orlando, FL^
Feb. 5 - Jannus Live - Saint Petersburg, FL^
Feb. 6 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL*
Feb. 9 - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL*
Feb. 10-11 - Music Farm - Columbia, SC*
Feb. 12-13 - The Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA*
Feb. 14 - 3rd and Lindsley - Nashville, TN*
March 15 - Pink Garter Theatre - Jackson Hole, WY#
March 16 - Wilma Theater - Missoula, MT#
March 17 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA#
March 18 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR#
March 19 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR#
March 22 - Van Duzer Theatre - Arcata, CA#
March 23 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA#
March 24 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA#
March 25 - Crystal Bay Casino Club - Crystal Bay, NV#
March 26 - Belly Up Solana Beach - San Diego, CA#
March 30 - George's Majestic - Fayetteville, AR+
March 31 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK+
April 1 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX+
April 2 - Stubb's BBQ - Austin, TX+
April 3 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
April 6 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA+
April 7 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE+
April 8 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS+
April 9 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO+
* w/ Trout Steak Revival
^ w/ Keller and The Keels
# w/ Polecat
+ w/ Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
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