Shakey Graves announces new album, tour

Shakey Graves, who in December 2017 teased the oncoming of new music via Twitter, has officially announced the new studio album Can’t Wake Up, due out May 4th on Dualtone Records. In evolution from his 2014 release And The War Came, and receiving the award for Best Emerging Artist at the 2015 Americana Music Awards, this new album harnesses a revelatory sound that ascends to new genres for the artist.

“This record is the most I’ve ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it,” shares Alejandro Rose-Garcia aka Shakey Graves. “It’s a dense album. There’s a lot of information going on.”

Thirteen new songs venture through reflections and life lessons learned from personal experiences dating as far back as high school. “The beautiful lesson of all this is having to trust yourself, to be willing to start something that you don’t know the outcome of,” he reflects. “Or to lean toward something just because it feels right, even though it may not be what you originally put down on paper. Those are the kind of stories in this record. They’re not so much about specific people, or even myself per se. They’re different shades of every person’s life.”

In addition to the album, Shakey Graves will be heading out on tour in May, stopping in Boston, D.C., Brooklyn, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, and Boise, among others. The tour climaxes with a headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver.

Tour Dates:

April 21 – Charlotte, NC – Tuck Fest *previously announced
April 22 – Charleston, SC – High Water Fest *previously announced
May 8 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
May 9 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
May 10 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 12 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
May 13 – Boston, MA – Royale
May 15 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 19 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
May 20 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
May 21 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
May 22 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
May 25 – Napa, CA – Bottlerock *previously announced
August 25 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Amphitheatre *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites
August 26 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites
August 28 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites
August 30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites, Twin Peaks

Author: Buddy Iahn

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