New Release & Tour: Dawes – Live From Richmond, VA

Dawes have today announced that their LP, Live From Richmond, VA, will exclusively be available for purchase at shows on their upcoming European tour. The 2LP set, taped at Richmond, Virginia’s The National, is limited to a vinyl pressing of 1,000 and is being released to thank European fans who have waited patiently for the band to play overseas. Live From Richmond, VA includes new live versions of fan favourite songs from throughout their catalogue including “From A Window Seat,” “Things Happen,” “Crack The Case,” and “When My Time Comes”.

Dawes’ European tour kicks off in Barcelona on October 24, and includes dates in Glasgow, Manchester, and a sold-out show at Islington Assembly Hall.

Said Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes about the forthcoming tour and limited release: “It’s been a long time since we’ve made it back to Europe for some shows. Any unique show or special release has almost always been limited to the States. So we wanted to put something together exclusively for our fans out there. Going through shows to see if there was anything worth revisiting we landed on this show from Richmond VA. Rather than it just offering a few good performances, we found that there was enough in there for a whole live record. Unlike other live releases, this gives a clearer sense of a specific energy on a specific night. Something about it felt alive, turned up, strong – we got ourselves into a zone where we were locked in the whole night and couldn’t really go wrong. I don’t remember us noticing it at the time but I’m glad we recorded it because it feels good to be able to share it for this tour.”

In the decade since Dawes first emerged from Southern California, the band, consisting of guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini, has evolved and electrified, developing into a forward-thinking, boundary-pushing band for the 21st century. Passwords, their most recent release, is an album for and about the modern age: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, and the small victories and big losses that give it shape. “We’re living in such a unique moment in history,” says lead singer and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, “Many of these songs are an attempt to come to terms with the modern world, while always trying to consider both sides of the story.”

Live From Richmond, VA tracklist:

Side A:

  1. From a Window Seat
  2. Living in the Future
  3. Time Spent in Los Angeles
  4. Roll with the Punches

Side B:

  1. Things Happen
  2. Feed the Fire
  3. A Little Bit of Everything

Side C:

  1. Crack the Case
  2. Most People
  3. When My Time Comes
  4. All Your Favorite Bands

Forthcoming tour dates as follows…

October 24 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Razzmatazz
October 25 /// Valencia, Spain /// 16 Toneladas
October 26 /// Madrid, Spain /// El Sol
October 27 /// Bilbao, Spain /// Kafe Antzokia
October 29 /// Zürich, Switzerland /// Zukunft
October 31 /// Berlin, Germany /// Kantine am Berghain
November 1 /// Cologne, Germany /// Artheater
November 2 /// The Hague, Netherlands /// Crossing Border
November 4 /// London, United Kingdom /// Islington Assembly Hall
November 5 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// Gorilla
November 6 /// Glasgow, United Kingdom /// Oran Mor

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