The Low Anthem gears up for album re-release, summer tour, possible folk-rock world domination

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Hot on the quill tips of many a folk-music scribe these days is Providence, Rhode Island-based band The Low Anthem. This spring, the much-buzzed-about trio began an international tour in support of the June 9th re-release of its album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. Its second full-length offering, recorded on teensy Block Island and previously released independently, Charlie Darwin is being reissued by esteemed Nonesuch Records.

After sharing its April tour dates with Elvis Perkins in Dearland, The Low Anthem begins a series of headlining gigs in May, hopscotching between the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, with numerous festival appearances on both sides of the pond.

Heaps of praise have been bestowed upon the band, particularly since its half-dozen performances at SXSW back in March, which grabbed the attention of the New York Times and BBC Radio. NPR chose the single “To Ohio” as a Song of the Day in January, and critical comparisons have ranged from Dylan to Waits, Simon & Garfunkel to Joni Mitchell.

Needless to say, it might be worthwhile to check them out this summer…

The Low Anthem 2009 Tour Dates:
05/13 – London, UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb
05/14 – London, UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb
05/16 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
05/18 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
05/19 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06/06 – Coventry, RI @ Rhode Island Sustainable Living Festival
06/06 – Peterborough, NH @ The Thing in the Spring at Union Congressional Church
06/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
06/18 – Cambridge, MA @ The Brattle Theatre
06/23 – London, UK @ Union Chapel
06/26 – Glastonbury, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/27 – Glastonbury, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/28 – London, UK @ Hard Rock Calling
07/04 – London, UK @ O2 Wireless Festival
07/04 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
08/01 – Newport, RI @ George Wein’s Folk Festival
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival
09/04 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/11 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
10/02- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits