The Felice Brothers have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2020 which kicks off in Belfast on January 22nd. Coinciding with the announcement (coincidentally), NPR Music is currently offering a “First Listen,” an exclusive stream of the forthcoming new album ‘Undress’ which lands via Yep Roc Records on May 3rd – we’ll have our review up soon.
‘Undress’ is the band’s first album in three years, the band managing to walk the tightrope between timely and timeless, according to the PR “crafting a collection that’s urgently relevant to the modern social and political landscape without ever losing sight of the larger picture.”
The Felice Brothers’ long strange journey stretches back to the sidewalks and subway platforms of New York City, where they first began performing in 2006. Within a few years, the band was playing Radio City Music Hall with Bright Eyes and appearing in places such as the Newport Folk Festival to Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble. They’d go on to release a series of albums that pushed the boundaries of modern folk, with The New York Times likening their music to the “rootsy mysticism of The Band” and The Guardian hailing their songs as “impeccably crafted, with literary-minded lyrics that are both playful and profound.” The band shared bills with Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford & Sons among others, took their live show to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and various other festivals across the US and Europe, and backed up Conor Oberst extensively in the studio and on the road.
Here are those dates. Tickets on sale from, well now, via their official website. Dress optional.
Felice Brothers UK and Ireland 2020 Dates
January 22: Belfast – Limelight 1
January 23: Dublin – Whelan’s
January 24: Glasgow – Celtic Connections – Old Fruitmarket
January 25: Newcastle upon Tyne – Newcastle University Students Union
January 27: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
January 28: Cambridge – Junction 2
January 29: Manchester – Gorilla
January 31: Brighton – The Old Market
February 1: London – Islington Assembly Hall
February 2: Bristol – The Fleece