Nick Lowe has confirmed a string of solo acoustic headlining tour dates this September and October. The tour dates will include both east and west coast appearances.
Nick's latest recording, The Old Magic, was released in September 2011 to critical acclaim and was
hailed as "elegantly mature, astutely sophisticated" by the Los Angeles Times. Yep Roc (Lowes record label) has also reissued the longtime unavailable first two albums Jesus of Cool and Labour of Lust to great acclaim. In 2009, Lowe gave his first headlining performance at the Royal Albert Hall and in 2011 toured with Wilco to stellar reviews. Tone Deaf summed up Nick Lowes live performance in Melbourne in March 2012 perfectly, "In this mixed up word of slash genres, irony and cash-driven collaborations, Simple, unfussy pop tunes, and a masterclass in showmanship is more than welcome ." You won't want to go home.
The Old Magic was recorded in London with Lowe's crack backing band anchored by Geraint Watkins (keyboards), Steve Donnelly (guitar), and Robert Treherne (a.k.a. Bobby Irwin, drums). Additional musicians include Ron Sexsmith, Paul Carrack, and Jimmie Vaughan among others.
The album was co-produced by Lowe, Neil Brockbank, and Treherne. Rolling Stone.com hailed Nick as "one of the sharpest lyricists in rock" when they premiered "Checkout Time" (watch below) from the new album.
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USA TOUR DATES
9/18 - Albany, NY - The Swyer
9/19 - Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall/Babeville
9/20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's
9/22 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
9/23 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's
9/25 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater
9/26 - St. Louis, MO - Sheldon Arts Foundation
9/27 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
9/29 - Denver, CO - L2 Arts + Culture Center
10/1 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
10/2 - Solana Beach, CA - The Belly Up
10/3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
10/9 - Charlotte, NC - McGlohan Theater
10/10 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
10/13 - Westhampton, NY - Westhampton Performing Arts Center
10/14 - Port Washington, NY - Landmark on Main Street