The wonderfully named and wonderful sounding Milk Carton Kids have announced their return to the UK and Europe for a tour, the first time since the 2018 release of their Grammy-nominated album ‘All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do’. The new project marks the first time that acoustic duo Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale have brought a band into the studio with them. On this short tour, songs new and old will be played by the duo without accompaniment.
Since their last studio album, ‘Monterey’, life has changed dramatically for The Milk Carton Kids. Pattengale has moved to, and is now producing records in Nashville. Ryan is now the father of two children and works as Creative Director on “Live from Here with Chris Thile,” the reboot of “A Prairie Home Companion.” A break from years of non-stop touring, Ryan says, has yielded “space outside of the band that gives us perspective on what the band is.”
Here is the full list of dates including European ones since Amsterdam for the weekend is probably as cheap as London if you live in Newcastle.
21 May 2019 – Stockholm – Kagelbanen (Sweden)
23 May 2019 – Berlin – Passionskirche (Germany)
24 May 2019 – Mainz – Frankfurter Hof (Germany)
25 May 2019 – Lüdenscheid – Kulturhaus Lüdenscheid (Germany)
26 May 2019 – Amsterdam – Paradiso (Netherlands)
28 May 2019 – Dublin – Olympia Theatre (Ireland)
29 May 2019 – London – Barbican