posted January 14, 2013Tweet
Celebrating its sixth year fostering the rich folk tradition of giving and openness and propelled by an innate need to tell a story in its naked acoustic state, 2013's edition of The Revival Tour will kick off in March featuring Dave Hause of The Loved Ones, Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath, LA's Jenny O., Americana singer/songwriter and original tour organizer Chuck Ragan, Seattle-based singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato, NJ-based singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs, with additional artists to be announced. Starting its five week trek around the US in Corpus Christi on March 15th (with a rousing return to Austin's SxSW the following night), The Revival Tour will bring the much-celebrated camaraderie that it's based on and the collaborations that are bred from its essence.
"We're proud to say that we're embarking on the sixth year of The Revival Tour and we're honored to be kicking off in the great state of Texas," said Ragan. "I've always been overwhelmed and inspired at how these collaborations and combinations of artists come together tour after tour."
Adds Owen Youngs, "I'm most excited to throw down with some incredible songwriters and give a good time to the folks who come out to the shows."
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 began 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:
1) General Admission ticket, instant download of The Revival Tour 2013 Sampler, and a Limited Edition and numbered lithograph print
2) General Admission ticket, instant download of The R evival Tour 2013 Sampler, and Limited Edition The Revival Tour flask
3) General Admission ticket, instant download of The Revival Tour 2013 Sampler, and Chuck Ragan's Covering Ground Picture Disc
The critically-hailed tour has hosted Tim Barry (Avail), Ben Nichols (Lucero), Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem), Jim Ward (Sparta), Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds), Audra Mae, and Frank Turner among many diverse and exciting cast of collaborators. The Los Angeles Times hailed, "the vitality of this tour is in the camaraderie--everyone takes turns up front and in support of one another, and the group pairings often make for some unexpectedly moving collaborations." BrooklynVegan chimed, "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 other's sets until the final farewell of the night."
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."
THE REVIVAL TOUR
Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs
Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs
Dave Hause, Tim McIlrath, Jenny O., Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs,
Dave Hause, Tim McIlrath, Jenny O., Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato,
Dave Hause, Tim McIlrath, Jenny O., Chuck Ragan