Lambchop announce North American tour dates

Today, Lambchop announce North American tour dates in support of their acclaimed new album FLOTUS. For these shows, Kurt Wagner and bandmates Tony Crow and Matt Swanson will tour as a quartet, joined by Wye Oak drummer/keyboardist/general multitasker Andy Stack.

These will be the first North American shows for Lambchop since the November release of FLOTUS. Listen to the band’s riveting Hopscotch performance from September atNYC Taper, which described the album as “a critically acclaimed shot across the bow to anyone who would dare claim a classic artist can’t reinvent themselves.”
FLOTUS is available now in the Merge Holiday store, at your local independent record store and via your favorite digital outlet.

Find photos, short films inspired by the music and bio here, and check out Kurt's essay on the inspiration behind FLOTUS at Medium. For more information, contactmike@mergerecords.com.

More praise for FLOTUS:

“Like the rest of Lambchop’s decades-spanning discography, [FLOTUS] is a mordant document of Wagner’s obsessions, observations, emotions and cultural baggage—along with no small amount of haunting tunes.” —NPR Music

“Mr. Wagner may never win a Nobel Prize, but he is [a] singular lyricist worthy of comparison to Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.” —Wall Street Journal

“FLOTUS is as lush and gorgeous as any of Lambchop’s past work.” —Pitchfork

“On the remarkable FLOTUS (For Love Often Turns Us Still), Wagner has drenched his baritone in vocal effects and, with two collaborators, woven downtempo beat music and his effervescent lyricism into something really magical.” —Los Angeles Times

Lambchop on tour:
(new dates in bold)
Oct 29 Bilbao, ES – Bizkaia International Music Experience
Oct 30 Zaragoza, ES – Bombo y Platillo
Nov 02 Castellon, ES – Teatro Principal
Nov 03 Sevilla, ES – Auditorio Box
Nov 04 Cartagena, ES – Cartagena Jazz Festival
Jan 26 London, UK – Roundhouse
Jan 30 Paris, FR – Trabendo
Feb 05 Erlangen, DE – Markgrafentheater
Feb 06 Luzern, CH – Sudpol
Feb 08 Zurich, CH – Schauspielhaus
Feb 09 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli/Vredenburg (Cloud Nine)
Feb 10 Groningen, NL – Oosterpoort
Feb 11 Brussels, BE – Botanique
Feb 12 Mainz, DE – Frankfurter Hof
Feb 14 Vienna, AT – WUK
Feb 15 Munich, DE – Kammerspiele
Feb 17 Dortmund, DE – Konzerthaus
Feb 18 Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
Feb 20 Hannover, DE – Capitol
Feb 21 Cologne, DE – Gloria
Feb 22 Hamburg, DE – Elbphilharmonie
Feb 25 Stockholm, SE - Fasching
Feb 26 Oslo, NO - Parkteatret
Feb 27 Copenhagen, DK – Vega
Feb 28 Leipzig, DE – Felsenkeller
Mar 01 Mannheim, DE – Capitol
Mar 02 Linz, AT – Posthof
Mar 22 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway Nightclub
Mar 23 Iowa City, IA – The Mill
Mar 24 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Mar 25 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Mar 27 Toronto, ON – Great Hall on Queen Street
Mar 28 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Mar 30 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Mar 31 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Apr 01 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Apr 02 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Apr 07 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West (Lambchop trio of Kurt, Tony & Matt)