Just a quick reminder that if you missed our limited pre-sale this week, tickets are on-sale NOW for our recently announced 2013 Winter Tour! Visit the tour page for the full list of upcoming shows and ticket links.
If you're in the holiday spirit especially early this year, you can hear a quick preview of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," which we recorded for Holidays Rule, a compilation which will be released on October 30th. Also appearing on the album are Rufus Wainwright featuring Sharon Van Etten, The Shins, The Head and The Heart and many others. More details here.
For those of you in Europe, we just wrapped up a few dates in Germany but we'll return to the continent next weekend for a series of UK shows plus stops in France, The Netherlands, and Belgium. We hope to see you there!
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As promised, we have an exciting new string of early 2013 dates to announce! The tour kicks off with dates in Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Dallas at the end of January before heading east with stops in many of the cities we didn't visit this last time around. The run includes an exciting return to the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta (1/31) and the 9:30 Club in DC (2/8), plus our first-ever show at the House of Blues in Boston (2/16). Anais Mitchell will join us for many of these dates. A limited pre-sale starts tomorrow morning at 10am local time here and you can check the tour page for more details.
The pre-order for our new EP, Ahoy!, is still running at punchbrothers.com/preorder! As a refresher, Ahoy!, out November 13th, is a collection of five songs from the Who’s Feeling Young Now recording sessions, including three covers (“Another New World” by Josh Ritter, “Down Along the Dixie Line” by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and “Icarus Smicarus” by Mclusky), the band's arrangement of the traditional tune “Moonshiner,” and an original instrumental track “Squirrel of Possibility.”
We hope those of you who have already pre-ordered Ahoy! are enjoying your instant download of "Another New World" but for you holdouts out there, you can preview the track here.
And while we're looking forward to the 2013 tour, don't forget we still have plenty of shows remaining in 2012! We're currently in Germany (oh, Junge!) and will continue performing in Europe well into next month before heading back Stateside. The North American leg includes a slew of West Coast dates and a couple in the Midwest, and we close out the year with a three-night New Year's run at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Visit the tour page for details!
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First off, we'd like to welcome those of you who may have just joined us by downloading the free live tracks we gave away recently. We hope you'll stick around as we have some big news...
Announcing our brand new Extended Player: Ahoy!! This EP will be released on November 13th. Ahoy! is a collection of five b-sides from the Who’s Feeling Young Now? recording sessions, produced by Jacquire King. The EP includes three covers (“Another New World” by Josh Ritter, “Down Along the Dixie Line” by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and “Icarus Smicarus” by Mclusky), the band's arrangement of the traditional tune “Moonshiner,” and an original instrumental track “Squirrel of Possibility.”
If you're feeling impatient and can't wait 'till November 13th, our pre-order is live NOW at punchbrothers.com/preorder! All EP purchases come with an instant download of "Another New World." And, if you're one of the first 250 people to pre-order, your EP will come signed by the whole band. Also available exclusively through our site: the lovely Ahoy! tee, based on the EP's cover art drawn by the immensely talented Matthew Diffee.
Don't forget, we're on the road through the end of the year. Visit the tour page to see a full list of dates. We'll be announcing some 2013 dates in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for details!
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