I've been looking forward to seeing them live since my interview a few months ago and I missed their SoCal dates...
“…through bands such as The Civil Wars, a new music industry is born.”—Los Angeles Times
The Civil Wars will embark on a nationwide headlining tour this October including performances at New York’s Town Hall and Los Angeles’ The Wiltern. Please see below for full tour details.
The shows are in celebration of the duo’s highly acclaimed debut album, Barton Hollow, which has sold over 150,000 units to date (Sensibility Music). Additionally, the band is currently a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist to watch and, after joining world-renowned musician Adele on a series of U.S. shows earlier this year, the duo will join the singer on her sold-out U.K. tour this September.
Released February 1, 2011, Barton Hollow debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on iTunes’ overall Albums chart and continues to receive widespread critical attention. The album’s first single and title track was nominated for “Duo Video of the Year” at the 2011 CMT Music Awards, while the duo are up for both “New/Emerging Artist of the Year” as well as “Duo/Group of the Year” at the 10th annual Americana Honors and Music Awards.
Additionally, the band has performed twice on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” as well as on American Public Media’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Moreover USA TodayNew York Post heralds, “together, John Paul White and Joy Williams are musical soul mates…with their playful banter and exquisite harmonies, they create music that is as haunting as a nocturne, soothing as a lullaby,” while the declares, “…a grand album with less. This indie-folk record is an acoustic study of love…”
Barton Hollow was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Grammy-award winning Charlie Peacock. The 12-track album comes on the heels of a breakout year for the duo, whose remarkably successful live album has been downloaded over 200,000 times.
Their 2009 four song EP, Poison & Wine, debuted at #4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top Albums chart. The EP’s title track and first single was played in full on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and its accompanying music video has been viewed over 1,700,000 times on YouTube. Of the song, Stereo Subversion declares, “…your ears are immediately gripped by a haunting sound both simple and pristine…breathtaking.” The music video for the first single and title track from the new record was released in November and has been viewed over 1,400,000 times.
The Civil Wars consists of John Paul White, hailing from Florence, AL and Joy Williams, originally from Santa Cruz, CA, but now residing in East Nashville. The duo’s chance meeting a year and a half ago fueled an immediate songwriting chemistry and creative synergy. Their second show ever, performed at a sold out Eddie’s Attic, was recorded and released as a free digital album. Of the duo, “Reg’s Coffee House” host, Scott Register, praises, “In my 13 years on the radio, few of the artists I’ve championed had as immediate a reaction as The Civil Wars. This band has the ‘it’ factor that you look for. Don’t miss out.”
THE CIVIL WARS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
August 12 Boulder, CO eTown
August 21 Lyons, CO Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
September 1 Dublin, Ireland The Sugar Club
September 4-25 various locations, UK On tour in support of Adele
September 15 Paris, France Café de la danse (Eldorado Festival)
September 26 Manchester, UK Night and Day
September 27 London, UK Union Chapel
October 7 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
October 8 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre*
October 9 Atlanta, GA Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College*
October 10 Atlanta, GA Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College
October 12-13 Nashville, TN Americana Music Festival & Awards
October 19 Charlotte, NC McGlohan Theatre
October 20 Durham, NC Page Auditorium
October 21 Norfolk, VA NorVa Theatre
October 22 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
October 23 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
October 25 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
October 27 New York, NY Town Hall
October 28 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
October 29 Montreal, QC Gesu
November 1 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
November 2 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
November 3 Columbus, OH Lincoln Theatre
November 4 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
November 6 Chicago, IL The Vic
November 8 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
November 9 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
November 13 Vancouver, BC The Vogue
November 14 Seattle, WA The Neptune
November 15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
November 17 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
November 18 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre
November 19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
November 20 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
(additional dates to be announced)