"The spirit of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue is alive and well in the form of The Revival Tour." - American Songwriter
"Folk music was born from a rich tradition of giving and openness - and no one has done more to bring that original spirit back to the genre in recent years than Chuck Ragan has with The Revival Tour." - Flavorpill
THE REVIVAL TOUR 2013 Announces Dates
Featuring Dave Hause, Tim McIlrath, Jenny O., Chuck Ragan,
Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs, plus Additional Guests!
Presale Begins Friday, January 11th!
Loosely structured in the form of old-fashioned folk musician get-togethers, The Revival Tour is an ensemble collective in which the participating musicians collaborate and jam, frequently creating unique and inspired once-in-a-lifetime moments of brilliance - often multiple times in a single night. "Being a part of The Revival Tour last year in Europe was definitely one of the best tour experiences I've ever had," says Votolato. "It reminded me of why I got into playing music in the first place. The spirit of collaboration, humility, and camaraderie keeps the shows feeling real and immediate every night. Chuck Ragan's work ethic and passion for what he's doing are inspiring and I'm honored to have the chance to share the stage with him again on this upcoming run of shows!"
"After crashing the Revival party in Chicago last year, I saw how much fun those dudes were having. I jumped at the chance to be a part of this year's Revival, I can't wait," adds McIlrath who joins this year's outing on the second half of dates. Hause contributes, "It's no secret, I love The Revival Tour. I'm honored to be a part of it again here in the US, and I can't wait to get out there and play with all the great folks Chuck has invited to this year's festivities. Treat yourself to a ticket."
A special pre-sale will begin at 10am PST on Friday, January 11th. Each general admission ticket will be accompanied by an instant download for The 2013 Revival Tour Sampler which includes a track from each of the artists. The following three Special VIP packages will be offered as well:
Conceptualized in 2005 and coming to fruition in 2008 with the inaugural lineup of Ragan, Tim Barry (Avail), Ben Nichols (Lucero), and a cast of revolving guests, the tour spanned 57 days playing a total of mind-numbing 52 shows. 2010 saw The Revival Tour across Australia with the likes of Frank Turner, Tim Barry, Ben Nichols, Ragan, Jen Buxton, Jamie Hay and Darren Gibson followed by a one performance in Las Vegas with a wide cast of artists from members of Flogging Molly including Nathan Maxwell and Matt Hensley, members of Lucero, Lagwagon and the Adolescents. In 2011, Revival crossed the Atlantic and darted across UK, Ireland, and Europe, playing mostly sold out shows in 1,500 to 2,000 capacity venues. 2012's tour hit over 33 major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville.
"I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing yet another year of Revival and catching another incredibly unique view of what's happening within today's rising folk, Americana and independent music community," concludes Ragan,"not to mention witnessing the joining of strangers from around the globe of all ages that unite to walk away and carry on as life-long friends." Adds first-timer Jenny O., "I am really looking forward to this special Revival tour, this intention of community. Music is a celebration and I'm excited to share the trip."
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