Upstate New York-based The Felice Brothers are set to embark on a 14-city U.S. tour with Conor Oberst beginning March 9, in Omaha, NE. Touring in support of their new album, Life In The Dark, the tour includes stops in Kansas City, Memphis, Houston, New Orleans, Chattanooga, and Atlanta, among others. A full list of dates is below.
Produced by The Felice Brothers, Life In The Dark was recorded in a rented garage-turned-recording-studio on Letterbox Farm, a working farm in New York State’s verdant Hudson Valley in Columba County. Engineered by James Felice, mixed by Jeremy Bakofen and James Felice, the album was mastered at Gateway Studios.
The nine songs on Life In The Dark finds lyricist Ian Felice continuing to explore modern life in a complicated and divided America, through a cynical and occasionally heartbroken lens, in the tradition of songwriters like John Prine and Michael Hurley.
Musically the band—Ian on guitars and vocals; his brother James on accordion, keyboards and vocals; Greg Farley on fiddle and Josh Rawson on bass—incorporates their expansive knowledge of American folk music — both its creators and what makes it so compelling and enduring — with other elements of contemporary music — classic rock and blues.
Created by the band’s bassist Josh Rawson, the video for “Aerosol Ball” features an entertaining, re-purposed collage of stock footage from the 1950s and 60s, interspersing pin-up girls, boys stuffed phone booths, mod-dancers and more. Watch the video HERE.
Life After Dark follows The Felice Brothers’ 2014 release Favorite Waitress, which American Songwriter hailed as “a remarkably varied and well-paced collection of tunes.”
THE FELICE BROTHERS TOUR
March 9 – The Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE
March 10 – Madrid Theater – Kansas City, MO
March 11 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
March 12 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
March 14 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
March 16 – Luck Reunion – Spicewood, TX
March 17 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
March 18 – The Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
March 19 – Cox Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA
March 21 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
March 22 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
March 23 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
March 25 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
March 26 – Englert Theatre – Iowa City, IA