Second Annual Revival Tour Announced For Fall

posted August 4, 2009

Second Annual Revival Tour Announced For Fall

The second annual Revival Tour -- a nationwide trek founded by Chuck Ragan, the singer/songwriter/guitarist and Hot Water Music co-frontman -- is set to launch October 13th in Louisville and wrap November 21st in St. Petersburg. Drawing from a diverse group of established musicians in indie Americana, rock, punk, Irish folk, Cajun, zydeco and blues, The Revival Tour will take the band of traveling musicians through 32 US cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta and many more. In traditional revival fashion, once the music starts, this new guard of young, genre-defying, musicians keep it rolling, teaming in and out through each others' sets until the final farewell of the night.

The Revival Tour 2009 will include: Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (of Sparta and Sleepercar), Kevin Seconds (Nov. 3-5 only), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (of Avail), Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones), Jenny Owen Youngs, Possessed by Paul James, Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (of Drag The River), Joey Cape (of Lagwagon), Bob Lucas, Austin Lucas, Audra Mae, Tom Cook, Steven Brodsky (of Cave In), Water Tower Bucket Boys, Anderson Family Bluegrass Band, members of The Zydepunks performing acoustic, Jon Gaunt (of Whiskey & Co) on fiddle, Digger Barnes on the upright bass and more.

Last year's inaugural Revival Tour featured Tim Barry of Avail, Ben Nichols of Lucero, Tom Gabel of Against Me! and Jesse Malin, among many others.

"As artists we go on tour together and then in the final days of the tour--after everyone is familiar with one another--you're playing songs with your tour-mates and having a blast," states founder Chuck Ragan. "I thought, why can't we get together, rehearse before the tour starts and perform together during the entire tour?

"Some of our set for that night's show is chosen in advance, but everything else evolves organically onstage," he elaborates. "It's truly one of the most special tours I've ever been a part of."

Likewise, Jim Ward adds, "It's a real joy to be included on the revival tour this year. The idea of going on the road with some old friends and some soon-to-be friends, learning new songs, playing my songs with other folks is just a dream, to be honest. If you could add up the collective years on the road between the lot of us, and mix in the stories to be told, as well as the stories that will be made, it just seems almost overwhelming, almost too good to be true--I seriously cannot wait."

British folkster Frank Turner, who will take a second turn on the trek, adds, "I did a few dates on Revival last year and I can honestly say, it was closer to my vision of how a music tour should be than any other I've ever been part of, as well as involving medically inadvisable levels of fun. Can't wait to get involved again this year."


The dates for The Revival Tour 2009 featuring Chuck Ragan, Jim Ward, Frank Turner, Joey Cape and many more:


  • Tue 10/13 Louisville, KY Skull Alley
  • Wed 10/14 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
  • Thu 10/15 Richmond, VA The Downstairs Lounge
  • Fri 10/16 Baltimore, MD Sonar - Baltimore - Club
  • Sat 10/17 New York, NY Blender Theatre
  • Sun 10/18 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
  • Mon 10/19 Cambridge, MA The Middle East
  • Tue 10/20 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero Theatre
  • Fri 10/23 Pontiac, MI Eagle Theatre
  • Sun 10/25 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club
  • Mon 10/26 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
  • Wed 10/28 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre
  • Thu 10/29 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
  • Sat 10/31 Seattle, WA El Corazon
  • Sun 11/1 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
  • Thu 11/5 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
  • Fri 11/6 San Francisco, CA Slim's
  • Sat 11/7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
  • Sun 11/8 San Diego, CA Casbah
  • Mon 11/9 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
  • Tue 11/10 Tempe, AZ The Sets
  • Wed 11/11 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
  • Thu 11/12 El Paso, TX Take 2
  • Fri 11/13 Austin, TX Red 7
  • Sat 11/14 Dallas, TX The Door-The Prophet Bar
  • Sun 11/15 Little Rock, AR Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
  • Mon 11/16 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe
  • Tue 11/17 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
  • Wed 11/18 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe
  • Thu 11/19 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade- Hell Stage
  • Fri 11/20 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
  • Sat 11/21 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
  • Sun 11/22 Orlando, FL The Social