Friday March 22, 2019
FIRST NIGHT! Amos Lee My New Moon Tour with Ethan Gruska
AMOS LEE has announced the first of his 2019 U.S. headlining tour dates, in support of "the most personal and deeply felt of his seven studio albums" (Billboard), 'My New Moon.' The new dates will include Amos' first hometown Philadelphia show in years, at the Metropolitan Opera House on April 6 with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, as well as two nights at Austin's ACL Live at The Moody Theater and Lee's first stops in Chicago, Boston and over a dozen other cities since the release of 'My New Moon.' Ethan Gruska will support on all 2019 dates.
'My New Moon' has received some of the highest critical praise of Lee's career, lauded as "music to help listeners heal" by Salon and for his "soulful voice and empathetic lyrics" by NPR Music. Particularly poignant is album standout "Crooked," an incendiary takedown of corruption, misinformation and lies in the current political landscape, which has been hailed as "maybe the first great protest song of the Trump era" by AM New York, "haunting folk songwriting" by Rolling Stone and "in true protest folk fashion" by Pandora's Best of The Month round-up. Listen here.
World Café/NPR Music recently featured an acoustic performance of the single “No More Darkness, No More Light” - a song inspired by the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy and the positive change the survivors brought from such a dark situation. Watch that here.
Listen to Amos discuss the Charlottesville-inspired ‘My New Moon’ B-side “Dying White Light” with NPR’s 1A.
Amos will perform both of these new songs on CBS Saturday this week, airing September 15. The first leg of Lee's 'My New Moon' U.S. tour kicks off on Friday at New York's Beacon Theater, and before that he'll sit down for a special acoustic performance and Q&A with journalist Alan Light from The Strand's Rare Book Room this Thursday September 13. More info here.
Watch Amos Lee's enthralling full-band in-studio performance of 'My New Moon' track "All You Got Is A Song" from KBCO in Boulder, CO.
Listen to ‘My New Moon’ in full here.