Old Crow Medicine Show finds the "Remedy"
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
– Old Crow Medicine Show announced Tuesday its upcoming new album "Remedy," due out July 1 via ATO Records.
Ten years after the success of folk anthem "Wagon Wheel," which started as a track on a Bob Dylan work tape later finished by fiddler/band leader Ketch Secor, "Remedy" features a new Dylan/Old Crow penned collaboration on the new track "Sweet Amarillo."
"Remedy" also features the return of producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem), who produced 2012's "Carry Me Back."
"This is country music for people who think country music needs a whoopin' said Secor, who adds, "Country music that knows how deep its roots run--- from the dirtiest blues to the folkiest folk, the songwriters, the crooners and the Outlaws, to the Opry stage; it's all here".
Kicking off with "Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer," a new take on the classic prison tale, the band then launches into the hyper speed "8 Dogs 8 Banjos." Ballads include "Dearly Departed Friend" and Critter Fuqua's "Firewater."
In support of their upcoming release, the band has announced their biggest headlining tour ever with stops including Red Rocks, The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Atlanta), The Philadelphia Folk Festival and London's The Roundhouse. Opening acts for the tour include Shovels & Rope, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Parker Millsap who will open all of the band's UK dates.
Tour dates are:
May 22 Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre
May 23 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
May 24 Evans, GA - Banjo-B-Que Music Festival
May 25 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 29 Ft. Wayne, IN - Foellinger Theatre
May 30 Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Music Festival (supporting The Avett Brothers)
May 31 Saginaw, MI - FirstMerit Bank Event Park
June 1 Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo State Theatre
June 28 Owensboro, KY - ROMP Music Festival
July 1 Nashville, TN on the Grand Ole Opry - Grand Ole Opry House
July 4-5 St. Paul, MN on A Prairie Home Companion - Macalester College
July 10 Tulsa, OK - The Brady Theatre
July 11 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
July 12 Austin, TX - Nutty Brown Amphitheatre (with Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Wheeler Bros.)
July 14 Amarillo, TX - Civic Center Auditorium
July 16 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Carolina Chocolate Drops)
July 17 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater (with Caroline Chocolate Drops)
July 18 St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House (with Hurray for the Riff Raff)
July 19 Cincinnati, OH - Buckle Up Festival
July 26 Charleston, WV - Appalachian Power Park
July 29 Shelburne, VT - The Green at Shelburne Museum
July 31 Toronto, ON CANADA - Echo Beach (with Matt Andersen/Del Barber)
Aug. 1 Montreal, QC, CANADA - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 3 Cooperstown, NY - Ommegang Brewery
Aug. 14 Harrisonburg, VA - Rockingham County Fair
Aug. 15 Schwenksville, PA - Philadelphia Folk Festival
Aug. 16 Cockeysville, MD - Hot August Music Festival
Aug. 17 Richmond, VA - Maymont Park
Aug. 20 Raleigh, NC - The Red Hat Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
Aug. 21 Charlotte, NC - Uptown Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
Aug. 22 Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
Aug. 23 Nashville, TN - The Woods at Fontanel (with Shovels & Rope)
Sept. 18 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern Theater
Sept. 20 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
Sept. 24 Portland, OR - The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sept. 26 Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
Oct. 19 Manchester, England - The Ritz
Oct. 20 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
Oct. 21 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Mandela Hall
Oct. 22 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC
Oct. 24 London, Englad - The Roundhouse
Oct. 26 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
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