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Big Thief - 'Certainty'
Big Thief : 'Certainty'
7th September 2021

Today, Big Thief present ‘Certainty’, a track that showcases the most innate parts of Big Thief: the human journey, real love and the raw emotions that accompany the two.

+ Stream 'Certainty' on all platforms here +

It was written and recorded directly to 4-track during a three-day power outage while recording at Sam Evian’s Flying Cloud Studios and features harmonies from Hannah Cohen. Framed by a lyrical picture only Adrianne Lenker can paint, the band’s folk roots and delicate harmonies are on full display.


“On the third day of the outage, I found Adrianne on the porch writing a new song, so I sat with her and we finished it together, with the rain falling from the gutters splashing over our guitars,” says Buck Meek. “James and Sam saw us writing, and quickly set up a four-track tape machine in the kitchen, powered by the F250 cigarette lighter out in the yard. They set up the drums by the sink, and Max plugged his bass into a Bluetooth speaker set on top of the stove. Take 2 had a great bark from Sam and Hannah's pup Jan during the solo, but we ended up going with take 3 because it took us about that long to learn the chords. Then we made pancakes and sausages and ate breakfast for dinner."

‘Certainty’ comes ahead of a month-long USA tour, which kicks off tonight, whilst their UK and European dates follow in 2022. Tickets for all dates are on sale and are going quickly. Purchase tickets here

September 2021
7th - Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY, US *
8th - HI-FI, Indianapolis IN, US [SOLD OUT] *
10th - Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL, US
11th - The Pageant, St. Louis MO, US *
12th - Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS, US *
14th - Granada Theater, Dallas TX, US ^
15th - ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX, US ^
17th - White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, Houston TX, US ^
18th - Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA, US ^
20th - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN, US *
21st -  The Eastern, Atlanta GA, US *
22nd - North Caroline Museum of Art, Raleigh NC, US +
24th - The National, Richmond VA, US #
25th - The Governors Ball Music Festival, Queens NY, US
27th - Asbury Hall, Buffalo NY, US
28th - Higher Ground, South Burlington VT, US [SOLD OUT] #
30th - Pines Theatre, Northampton MA, US [SOLD OUT] %

October
1st - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US [SOLD OUT] *
2nd - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US [SOLD OUT] *

January 2022

31st - Aeronef, Lille, France

February
1st - La Cigale, Paris, France
4th - Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France
5th - Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
7th - Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France
8th - La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
9th - Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
10th - Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
12th - MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
13th - Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
15th - VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark 
16th - Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
18th - Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
19th - Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
21st - Ronda, Utrecht, The Netherlands
22nd - De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
24th - Manchester Academy 1, Manchester, UK
25th - Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
26th - National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
27th - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK

March
2nd - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
3rd - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
4th - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK

June
9th - Primavera Sound 2022, Barcelona, Spain

*with Mind Maintenance
^with Jimmy Stallings
#with Natural Information Society
+with Molly Sarlé
‚Äč%with Alex G