Blind Pilot Announces Extensive Summer + Fall Tour In Support Of ‘And Then Like Lions’

Posted on Jun. 10 2016

Blind Pilot has announced an extensive tour in support of the release of its first album since 2011, ‘And Then Like Lions’ (out Aug 12 on Cadence Music via ATO Records). The album was announced in tandem with a song premiere via NPR Music‘s All Songs Considered, for “Umpqua Rushing.” “It’s a hazy, quiet beauty that builds slowly but persistently,” says NPR Music. The forthcoming 25+ date tour includes Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York, Canadian stops in Toronto and Vancouver, shows with Brandi Carlile and a return to Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on October 20.

Written and composed by Blind Pilot’s Israel Nebeker over the course of three years, the record is a transcendent, cathartic response to the loss of his father and end of a 13-year relationship. ‘Lions’ is Blind Pilot’s most exhilarating album to date, a lush 10-song collection that is resilient, uplifting and often majestic in the face of tragedy.

Blind Pilot has performed on Ellen and The Late Show with David Letterman, at the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. The group has shared stages with The Shins, Andrew Bird, Calexico and more. The project began in 2007 when Israel and co-founding member Ryan Dobrowski went on a West Coast tour via bicycle. Blind Pilot’s six members recorded for this new album and will tour this summer and fall, with an extensive run being announced soon.

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8/9/16 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
8/10/16 – Big Sky Brewing Company – Missoula, MT*
8/13/16 – Snow Park Amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort – Park City, UT*
8/15/16 – Live at Lagunitas – Petaluma, CA
8/19/16 – Liberty Theater – Astoria, OR
9/7/16 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
9/8/16 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
9/9/16 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
9/10/16 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
9/11/16 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
9/13/16 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
9/14/16 – Adelaide Hall – Toronto, ON
9/16/16 – Royale Boston – Boston, MA
9/17/16 – Grand Point North – Burlington, VT
9/19/16 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
9/20/16 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
9/23/16 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
9/24-25/16 – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival – Franklin, TN
10/20/16 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/21/16 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
10/22/16 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/23/16 – Hi-Fi Music Hall – Eugene, OR
10/25/16 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
10/26/16 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/28/16 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
10/29/16 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
10/30/16 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/1/16 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
* supporting Brandi Carlile