9/21/2017

Sam Amidon Releases New Video; US Tour Begins

SAM AMIDON EMBARKS ON FIRST COAST-TO-COAST US TOUR
SINCE 2014 IN SUPPORT OF LATEST NONESUCH RECORDS
RELEASE, THE FOLLOWING MOUNTAIN


UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR 'WARREN' BY ACCLAIMED
DIRECTOR JOHN HARDWICK 
New York, NY — September 21, 2017 — Singer, musician and composer Sam Amidon embarks on a US tour later this week, beginning in Seattle, WA at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on Saturday, in support of his latest Nonesuch Records release, The Following Mountain. Amidon, who presently resides in London, is returning to the States for his first extensive tour since 2014,and will perform concerts in Portland, OR, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boulder, CO, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Portland, ME and more. He will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Chris Vatalaro and performing as a trio with a variety of accompanying musicians throughout.  A complete list of tour dates is below.

In 
other news, Amidon has again teamed with acclaimed video director John Hardwick (Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Blur) for a new video for the song “Warren” from the current release. In it, a singing and occasionally dancing Amidon wanders his way through a wooded sunlit path — a setting that fans of Amidon’s and Hardwick’s previous collaboration, the 2013 video for  “As I Roved Out,” will find familiar. The video is available to view and share HERE.

The Following Mountain represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly-original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, the album features guest appearances by drummer Milford Graves, percussionist Juma 
Sultan and saxophonist Sam Gendel.

“Amidon and producer Leo Abrahams reverse engineered songs from individual moments of the master jam, and drew out a unifying, gently driving rhythm across the album. The resultant music rolls and shimmers, with hard little fillips of guitar glinting in waves of woodwinds and violins, organs and electric basses.” - Pitchfork
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
nonesuch.com, samamidon.com, facebook.com/samamidonmusic or follow @samamidon on Twitter and Instagram
Sam Amidon Tour Dates
Sep 23Fremont Abbey Arts CenterSeattle, WA
Sep 24Mississippi StudiosPortland, OR
Sep 26Cafe Du NordSan Francisco, CA
Sep 27Bootleg TheaterLos Angeles, CA
Sep 29Daniels HallDenver, CO
Oct 1eTownBoulder, CO
Oct 2OutrSpacesOmaha, NE
Oct 3Colectivo CoffeeMilwaukee, WI
Oct 4Lincoln HallChicago, IL
Oct 6The Drake HotelToronto, ON
Oct 7Yellow Couch House ShowPittsburgh, PA
Oct 8SongbyrdWashington, D.C.
Oct 9World Cafe LivePhiladelphia, PA
Oct 10Mercury LoungeNew York, NY
Oct 11The Half MoonHudson, NY
Oct 12The Parlor RoomNorthampton, MA
Oct 13One Longfellow SquarePortland, ME
Oct 14United Methodist ChurchWinooski, VT
Oct 19Scalateatern KällareStockholm, SE
Oct 20Café MonoOslo, NO
Oct 22Folk å RockMalmo, SE
Oct 23AtlasAarhus, DK
Oct 24Lille VegaCopenhagen, DK
Oct 26Union ChapelLondon, UK
Oct 28Forum Freies TheaterDusseldorf, DE
Oct 29NochtspeicherHamburg, DE
Oct 30PrivatclubBerlin, DE
Nov 1Espace BParis, FR
Nov 2ChäslageStans, CH
Nov 3Theater am Ring - StudioSaarlouis, DE
Nov 4AB ClubBrussels, BE
Nov 5BitterzoetAmsterdam, NL
Nov 7Whelan'sDublin, IE
Nov 8Cyprus AvenueCork, IE
Nov 26Lawrence Batley TheatreHuddersfield, UK
Dec 12St. Mary's ChurchGuildford, UK
 

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