Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Gregory Alan Isakov examines 'Evening Machines'

Gregory Alan Isakov’s new album, Evening Machines, will be released Oct. 5 and is now available for pre-order.

In advance of the release—his first in partnership with Dualtone Records—the album’s first single, “Chemicals,” just premiered. Listen/share here.

Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the 13-track album was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin.

Of the album—his fourth full-length studio album and first in five years—Isakov comments, “I’d work really hard into the night. A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens. It doesn't matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”

Isakov will embark on an extensive worldwide tour this fall, including a sold out return headline show at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 30 with special guest Patty Griffin as well as dates at L.A.’s Theatre at Ace Hotel, Chicago’s The Vic Theatre, Manhattan’s Irving Plaza, Brooklyn’s Warsaw, Amsterdam’s Paradiso and London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed 2016 collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of 12 Isakov songs. Before the symphonic album came 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now calling Colorado home, Isakov is a lifelong traveler. Since his debut in 2003, Isakov has self-released three full-length studio albums on his independent label Suitcase Town Music with over 370,000 in sales and has toured extensively building a devoted worldwide audience. He’s also toured extensively with artists including Iron & Wine, Ani DiFranco, Blind Pilot, Passenger, Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlile, and Nathaniel Rateliff and, since his debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in November 2013, has performed with symphonies across the county including: the Seattle Symphony, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Tour dates:

August 11-12—Edmonton, AB—Edmonton Folk Festival
August 25—Fayetteville, AR—Fayetteville Roots Festival
September 21—Jackson, WY—Pink Garter Theatre*
September 22—Bozeman, MT—Emerson Center for Arts & Culture*
September 23—Missoula, MT—The Wilma*
September 24—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory†
September 25—Spokane, WA—Big Crosby Theater†
September 26—Billings, MT—Pub Station Ballroom*
September 30—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡
October 4—Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater
October 5—San Francisco, CA—TBA
October 6—San Francisco, CA—TBA
October 8—Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the Oregon Symphony
October 9—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre
October 10—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom
October 12—Chico, CA—Senator Theater
October 13—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theater
October 14—San Diego, CA—Music Box
October 16—Los Angeles, CA—Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 18—Austin, TX—Emo’s
October 19—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater
October 20—Kansas City, MO—The Truman KC
November 2—Omaha, NE—Sokol Auditorium
November 3—Iowa City, IA—Englert Theatre§
November 4—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
November 7—Chicago, IL—The Vic Theatre
November 8—Toronto, ON—Mod Club
November 9—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
November 10—Hartford, CT—Infinity Hall
November 11—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
November 12—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
November 14—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
November 15—Brooklyn, NY—Warsaw
November 16—Boston, MA—Royale
November 17— Boston, MA—Royale
November 20—Brussels, Belgium—Orangerie Botanique
November 21—Hamburg, Germany—Uebel & Gefaehrlich
November 23—Oslo, Norway—John Dee
November 24—Stockholm, Sweden—Nalen
November 25—Copenhagen, Denmark—VEGA
November 27—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso
November 29—Berlin, Germany—Passionkirche Kreuzberg
November 30—Cologne, Germany—Gloria
December 1—Zurich, Switzerland—Mascotte
December 2—Paris, France—La Maroquinerie
December 4—London, UK—O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
December 5—Bristol, UK—SWX
December 7—Dublin, Ireland—Academy
December 8—Glasgow, Scotland—Saint Luke’s
December 9—Manchester, UK—Academy 3

*with Joshua James
†with Shook Twins (duo)
‡with special guest Patty Griffin
§with Pieta Brown

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