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THE REVIVAL TOUR 2013 Announces Dates Featuring Dave Hause, Tim McIlrath, Jenny O., Chuck Ragan

“The spirit of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue is alive and well in the form of The Revival Tour.” –  American Songwriter

“Folk music was born from a rich tradition of giving and openness – and no one has done more to bring that original spirit back to the genre in recent years than Chuck Ragan has with The Revival Tour.” –    Flavorpill

Celebrating its sixth year fostering the rich folk tradition of giving and openness and propelled by an innate need to tell a story in its naked acoustic state, 2013’s edition of  The Revival Tour  will kick off in March featuring  Dave Hause  of The Loved Ones, Rise Against frontman  Tim McIlrath, LA’s  Jenny O.,  Americana singer/songwriter and original tour organizer  Chuck Ragan, Seattle-based singer/songwriter  Rocky Votolato,NJ-based singer/songwriter  Jenny Owen Youngs, with additional artists to be announced. Starting its five week trek around the US in Corpus Christi on March 15th (with a rousing return to Austin’s  SxSW  the following night),  The Revival Tour  will bring the much-celebrated camaraderie that it’s based on and the collaborations that are bred from its essence. “We’re proud to say that we’re embarking on the sixth year ofThe Revival Tour  and we’re honored to be kicking off in the great state of Texas,” said  Ragan.  “I’ve always been overwhelmed and inspired at how these collaborations and combinations of artists come together tour after tour.” Adds  Owen Youngs,  “I’m most excited to throw down with some incredible songwriters and give a good time to the folks who come out to the shows.” (tour dates below).

Loosely structured in the form of old-fashioned folk musician get-togethers,  The Revival Tour  is an ensemble collective in which the participating musicians collaborate and jam, frequently creating unique and inspired once-in-a-lifetime moments of brilliance – often multiple times in a single night. “Being a part of  The Revival Tour  last year in Europe was definitely one of the best tour experiences I’ve ever had,” says  Votolato. “It reminded me of why I got into playing music in the first place. The spirit of collaboration, humility, and camaraderie keeps the shows feeling real and immediate every night. Chuck Ragan’s work ethic and passion for what he’s doing are inspiring and I’m honored to have the chance to share the stage with him again on this upcoming run of shows!”

“After crashing the  Revival  party in Chicago last year, I saw how much fun those dudes were having. I jumped at the chance to be a part of this year’s  Revival, I can’t wait,” adds  McIlrath  who joins this year’s outing on the second half of dates.  Hause  contributes, “It’s no secret, I love  The Revival Tour. I’m honored to be a part of it again here in the US, and I can’t wait to get out there and play with all the great folks Chuck has invited to this year’s festivities. Treat yourself to a ticket.”

A special pre-sale will begin at  10am PST  on  Friday, January 11th.  Each general admission ticket will be accompanied by an instant download for  The 2013 Revival Tour Sampler  which includes a track from each of the artists. The following three Special VIP packages will be offered as well:

1) General Admission ticket, instant download of  The Revival Tour  2013 Sampler, and a Limited Edition and numbered lithograph print

2) General Admission ticket, instant download of  The R evival Tour  2013 Sampler, and Limited Edition  The Revival Tour  flask

3) General Admission ticket, instant download of  The Revival Tour  2013 Sampler, and Chuck Ragan’s  Covering GroundPicture Disc

The critically-hailed tour has hosted Tim Barry (Avail), Ben Nichols (Lucero), Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem), Jim Ward (Sparta), Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds), Audra Mae, and Frank Turner among many diverse and exciting cast of collaborators.  The Los Angeles Times  hailed, “the vitality of this tour is in the camaraderie–everyone takes turns up front and in support of one another, and the group pairings often make for some unexpectedly moving collaborations.”  BrooklynVegan  chimed, “In traditional revival fashion, once the music starts this new guard of young, genre-defying, musicians keep it rolling, teaming in and out through each other’s sets until the final farewell of the night.”

Conceptualized in 2005 and coming to fruition in 2008 with the inaugural lineup of Ragan, Tim Barry (Avail), Ben Nichols (Lucero), and a cast of revolving guests, the tour spanned 57 days playing a total of mind-numbing 52 shows. 2010 saw  The Revival Tour  across Australia with the likes of Frank Turner, Tim Barry, Ben Nichols, Ragan, Jen Buxton, Jamie Hay and Darren Gibson followed by a one performance in Las Vegas with a wide cast of artists from members of Flogging Molly including Nathan Maxwell and Matt Hensley, members of Lucero, Lagwagon and the Adolescents. In 2011,  Revival  crossed the Atlantic and darted across UK, Ireland, and Europe, playing mostly sold out shows in 1,500 to 2,000 capacity venues. 2012’s tour hit over 33 major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville.

“I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing yet another year of  Revival  and catching another incredibly unique view of what’s happening within today’s rising folk, Americana and independent music community,” concludes Ragan,”not to mention witnessing the joining of strangers from around the globe of all ages that unite to walk away and carry on as life-long friends.” Adds first-timer  Jenny O.,  “I am really looking forward to this special  Revival  tour, this intention of community. Music is a celebration and I’m excited to share the trip.”

Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs
Mar-15 Corpus Christi TX House of Rock
Mar-16 Austin TX SXSW (8pm – 2am)
Mar-18 Dallas TX Trees
Mar-19 Houston TX Fitzgerald’s
Mar-20 New Orleans LA Tipitina’s
Mar-21 Pensacola FL Vinyl Music Hall
Mar-22 Orlando FL The Social
Mar-23 Jacksonville FL Jack Rabbits
Mar-24 Atlanta GA The Loft
Mar-25 Asheville NC The Orange Peel
Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs
Mar-26 Washington DC Black Cat
Mar-27 Philadelphia PA TLA (Theatre of Living Arts)
Mar-28 New York NY Irving Plaza
Mar-29 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club
Mar-30 Brooklyn NY The Bell House
Mar-31 Montreal QC Le Cabaret du Mile End
Apr-01 Toronto ON Lee’s Place
Apr-02 Toronto ON Lee’s Place
Apr-03 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar
Apr-04 Cleveland OH Grog Shop
Apr-05 Detroit MI Magic Stick
Apr-06 Columbus OH A&R Bar
Dave Hause, Tim McIlrath, Jenny O.,  Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs,
Sun/Apr-07 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge

Dave Hause, Tim McIlrath, Jenny O., Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato,  
Apr-08 St. Louis MO Old Rock House
Apr-09 Chicago IL HOB
Apr-10 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Apr-11 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater
Apr-12 Lawrence KS The Granada
Apr-13 Denver CO The Summit Music Hall
Apr-14 Fort Collins CO Aggie Theatre
Apr-16 Boise ID Knitting Factory
Apr-17 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre
Apr-18 Seattle WA Showbox at The Market

Dave Hause, Tim McIlrath, Jenny O., Chuck Ragan
Apr-19 Portland OR Aladdin Theater
Apr-20 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall
Apr-21 Solana Beach CA Belly Up
Apr-22 Santa Ana CA Observatory
Apr-23 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre

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