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Big Thief - Announce 2020 European Tour
Big Thief : Announce 2020 European Tour
20th June 2019

"A true masterpiece of folk music from a band working together at the highest level.” - Pitchfork (9.2, Best New Music)
"The impact is so quiet you might miss it, but it’s revelatory enough that you can’t escape it." - Rolling Stone ****
"U.F.O.F. doesn’t feel crafted, it feels invoked from the spaces between the four hearts involved." - The Wire
“Full of subtle charm, it’s an album of deceptive depths in which to immerse yourself.” - The Observer ****
"There's a mystical bind to U.F.O.F.that grips the listener and never lets go."- Uncut (9/10)
"This ought to be the ‘difficult’ third album, but it is their best yet.” - The Sun (4.5/5)
"Their most stylistically ambitious record yet."- Loud And Quiet (9/10)
"A record full of striking transitions and lucid dreaming."- MOJO ****
"A profound and poised third album."- Record Collector ****
“A beguiling, constantly surprising record.” - Q ****

Big Thief will extend their time on the road into 2020 with a European tour announced today.  The quartet of Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia(drums), is set to headline shows in February and March, with tickets on sale now.

Big Thief will continue touring throughout this year, with European summer festival appearances at the likes of Pukkelpop, Øya, Flow and Green Man, as well as a North American tour in late 2019.  For a full list of dates, head to bigthief.net.  

Check out a spellbinding live rendition of U.F.O.F. swansong ‘Magic Dealer’, performed at last year’s Pitchfork Festival

U.F.O.F., F standing for ‘Friend’, is the critically-acclaimed third record by Big Thief.  Released last month, it was recorded in rural western Washington at Bear Creek Studios.  In a large cabin-like room, the band set up their gear to track live with engineer Dom Monks and producer Andrew Sarlo, who was also behind their first two back-to-back releases, Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017). 

“Making friends with the unknown… All my songs are about this,” says Lenker. “If the nature of life is change and impermanence, I’d rather be uncomfortably awake in that truth than lost in denial.”

U.F.O.F. is out now.

Available to buy on limited orange vinyl, black vinyl, CD and stream here +

New dates in bold.

6th - 10th - Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway [TICKETS]
8th - Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark [TICKETS]
7th-13th - Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
9th-11th - Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland 
14th-17th - La Route Du Rock Festival, Saint-Malo, France
15th - 18th - Green Man Festival, Wales, UK [TICKETS]
16th - Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium [TICKETS]

9th - Brooklyn Steel, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
10th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
11th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
12th - Higher Ground, South Burlington VT, US [TICKETS]
13th - Wilbur Theatre, Boston MA, US [TICKETS]
15th - La Tulipe, Montreal QC, Canada [TICKETS]
16th - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON, Canada [TICKETS]
17th - Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, US
18th - Metro, Chicago IL, US [TICKETS]
19th - The Sylvee, Madison, WI, US
21st - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US [TICKETS]
24th - Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, US [TICKETS]
25th - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada [TICKETS]
26th - Moore Theatre, Seattle WA, US [TICKETS]
28th - The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US **SOLD OUT**
30th - The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA, US

1st - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US [TICKETS]
2nd - Sister, Albuquerque NM, US [TICKETS]
4th - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin TX, US [TICKETS]
5th - Trees, Dallas TX, US [TICKETS]
7th - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA, US [TICKETS]
8th - Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC, US [TICKETS]
9th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US [TICKETS]
10th - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US [TICKETS]
11th - The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus , OH, US

25th - Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, FR
27th - Eventim Apollo, London, UK

1st - Albert Hall, Manchester, GB
2nd - Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, GB
5th - TBC, Brussels, BE
6th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
7th - Luxor, Cologne, DE
8th - TBC, Berlin, DE
9th - Knust, Hamburg, DE
11th - TBC, Copenhagen, DK
13th - Debaser, Stockholm, SE
14th - Rockefeller, Oslo, NO
15th - Voxhal, Aarhus, DE