Leif Vollebekk Announces Biggest U.S. Tour Yet, In Support Of New Ways (November 1st / Secret City) | Shore Fire Media

16 July, 2019Print

Leif Vollebekk Announces Biggest U.S. Tour Yet, In Support Of New Ways (November 1st / Secret City)

Includes Bowery Ballroom On December 10th

Ahead of his highly-anticipated new album New Ways (November 1/Secret City), Leif Vollebekk has announced his largest-ever U.S. tour that will run from December into January. It includes his first headlining show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on December 10th. Leif will also play Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on September 11 before heading to Europe for a month of shows in November supporting Half Moon Run. Full itinerary is below. Tickets go on sale Friday, 10am local time here: https://www.leifvollebekk.com/tour/

Leif offered a glimpse of New Ways at two sold-out shows at Rough Trade in Brooklyn last month. The show received attention from both Brooklyn Vegan and the New York Times, who said Leif’s sound is “pensive and restless, blossoming with stream-of-consciousness verses that bear the marks of long nights spent alone on the road.”

Leif also recently wrapped a run with Shakey Graves in the U.K., and has previously shared the stage with Gregory Alan Isakov, Angie McMahon, Daniel Lanois, Patrick Watson, Natalia LaFourcade, Mandolin Orange, Beth Orton, Sinéad O’Connor and beyond.

New Ways is the follow-up to 2017’s breakthrough record Twin Solitude – a Polaris Music Prize short-list finalist with a combined 23 million streams that earned Leif his first Juno nomination. New Ways is about engaging and changing, touching and being touched. It’s a physical record, with louder and tighter grooves, and the rawest lyrics the musician has ever recorded. A portrait of beauty, desire, longing, risk, remembrance—without an instant of regret. 

Leif recently released the album’s first single and video, for “Hot Tears.” Watch here: https://found.ee/mE5s

Just three weeks after its release, “Hot Tears” has already hit a quarter of a million streams, has been added to 6 AAA stations - including KUWR, WUSM, WUNC, WCLX, KTBG - and has been in KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Top 10. 

New Ways was recorded at Capitol Studios in L.A. and Studio Breakglass in Montreal. It features Olivier Fairfield (Timber Timbre) and Homer Steinweiss (The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) on drums, and additional vocals by Angie McMahon. It was mixed by Chris Allen in NYC (Yoko Ono, Fleet Foxes, Sigur Rós, Margaret Glaspy) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound (David Byrne, The National, The War On Drugs, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Bob Dylan, Father John Misty, Patrick Watson).



9/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

11/06 – Bristol, UK @ SWX *

11/07 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton *

11/08 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage *

11/09 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz *              

11/12 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Lutherse Kerk

11/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso *

11/14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso *

11/16 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall *

11/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle *

11/19 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg *

11/21 – Munich, DE @ Technikum *

11/22 – Vienna, AU @ Arena *

11/23 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra *

11/24 – Stans, Switzerland @ Chäslager 

11/26 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon *

11/27 – Brussels, BE @ AB *

11/29 – Montreal, QC @ Le National 

12/2 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

12/3 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark

12/4 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Listening Room

12/6 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

12/7 – Indianapolis, IN @ LoFi

12/8 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

12/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

12/11 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott

12/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live Upstairs

12/14 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

1/17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows

1/22 – Eugene, OR @ Wildcraft Cider Works

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

1/24 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theatre

1/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial 


* Supporting Half Moon Run