Soon after announcing their first new music in four years, alternative rock outfit Deer Tick announced an extensive tour called the Twice Is Nice Tour, that will take them coast to coast right up until early December.
Deer Tick will be performing two sets at each venue. The first would be a stripped-down, acoustic performance, and after an intermission, the band returns for a full electric set. And a comedian will be featured as the opener on the tour.
Last week, Deer Tick had announced that it will be releasing two new albums on September 15th via Partisan Records, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2. The records are the first Deer Tick albums since 2013’s Negativity, but thankfully, the band will be satisfying anxious fans with a slew of new material.
The two new albums were both recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, each contrasting in style to showcase the differing personalities of the band.
Vol. 1 will feature some edgy folk rock that had brought Deer Tick to the iPods of many a listener, while Vol. 2 is more focused on punk and power pop influences, with “addictive hooks and soaring melodies.”
Hopefully, both records will have something to show for the band’s longtime absence, with some quality material.
Deer Tick will be kicking off the fall tour with a gig at the Americana Music Conference in Nashville, where they will perform two shows over two nights.
Last week, tickets for all three nights of their annual Deer Tick & Friends Newport Folk Festival After Parties sold out in under a minute. Additionally, the group’s premiere performance of Deer Tick Vol. 1 will take place during a special July 29 show at the Jane Pickens Theater. That show, billed as Clusterfolk, also sold out immediately.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Deer Tick 2017 Tour Dates
06/29-07/02: Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
07/08-09: Marshfield, MA – Levitate Music and Arts Festival
07/15: Seeley Lake, MT – Bob Marshall Music Festival
07/24: Newport, RI – Ocean Mist
07/28-30: Newport, RI – Deer Tick and Friends Newport After Party
08/04-05: Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Music Festival
09/13-14: Nashville, TN – Americana Music Festival
09/16: Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
09/17: Birmingham, AL – Saturn
09/19: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
09/20: Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
09/22: Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
09/23: Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
09/24: St. Augustine, FL – Sing Out Loud Music Festival
10/17: Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
10/19: Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10/20: Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
10/21: Chicago, IL – Metro
10/22: Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird
10/24: Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
10/25: Omaha, NE – Slowdown
10/27: Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
10/28: Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
10/31: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11/02: Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
11/03: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/04: Seattle, WA – Neumos
11/07: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
11/10: Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
11/11: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
11/12: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
11/13: Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
11/14: El Pas, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
11/16: Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater
11/17: Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
11/18: Austin, TX – Mohawk
11/24: Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
11/25-26: Providence, RI – The Met cafe
11/29: New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
11/30: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/01: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12/02: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Photo Credit: Kalyn Oyer