Yonder Mountain announces dates; band member returns
Monday, July 30, 2018
– Yonder Mountain String Band announced a series of dates starting this fall. The band also welcomes back into the line-up
Allie Kral, who took time off with the birth of her first child in May.
Highlights include festivals (Northwest String Summit, FreshGrass), headlining dates on the East Coast and a special Aug. 4 Red Rocks gig in Colorado with Infamous Stringdusters, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and Earls of Leicester
The band - Adam Aijala, Dave Johnston, Ben Kaufmann, Jacob Joliff and Kral - released "Love. Ain't Love" earlier this year.
The band formed in 1998 and have released 11 studio and live albums.
Tour dates are:
Aug. 4 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 8 Augusta, GA Sky City
Aug. 9 Isle of Palms, SC The Windjammer
Aug. 10 Wilmington. NC Brooklyn Arts Center
Aug. 11 Beach Mountain, NC Beach Mountain Resort
Aug. 23 Norwich, NY Chenango Blues Association Concert Series
Sept. 14-15 North Adams, MA FreshGrass Festival
Sept. 29 Richmond, VA Off To The Races
Oct. 6 Ontario, CA Huck Finn Jubilee
Oct. 17 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Oct. 18 Kansas City, MO Madrid Theatre
Oct. 19 Des Moines, IA Wooly's
Oct. 21 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Oct. 24 Davenport, IA River Music Experience Redstone Room
Oct. 25 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Oct. 26 Live Oak, FL Suwannee Hulaween
Oct. 27-28 Live Oak, FL Suwannee Hulaween
Nov. 7 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 8 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Nov. 9 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Nov. 10 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music Hall
Nov. 11 Fairfield, CT The Warehouse
Nov. 14 Annapolis, MD Ram's Head On Stage
Nov. 15 Washington, DC Union Stage
Nov. 16 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
Nov. 17 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
Nov. 18 Grand Rapids, MI Elevation at the Intersection
Dec. 7 Puerto Morelos, MX Strings & Sol
Dec. 8 -11 Puerto Morelos, MX Strings & Sol
Feb. 10, 2019 Huntington, WV Keith Albee Theater
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