Kevin Devine will be playing over a dozen shows this summer across the United States with Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, and Frank Turner, respectively. Dates are on sale now.
Part according to plan & part in reaction to circumstances beyond our control blowing that plan up, I ended up doing nearly as much touring solo as we did full-band on Instigator, which, in its original presentation, was mostly a pretty full-on fuzzy power-pop record. It’s fun & challenging figuring out how to present the songs in each format so they feel equally compelling; with Instigator, I found the songs really felt like they made sense both ways, and ended up demanding an alternate presentation to highlight different strengths. It was, as always, a treat tackling that alongside Chris Bracco, my longest-standing creative collaborator, responsible here for production, mixing, and art design.
For the three songs that were already acoustic in presentation, we decided to build around piano/synth/other voices, and bring in three excellent friends way more qualified than I am to do that credibly. Will Schalda, who performs as SWIVS and plays with Charles Bradley & Budos Band, handled “Freddie Gray Blues;” Laura Burhenn, who plays as The Mynabirds and has toured as a member of Bright Eyes & The Postal Service, transformed “No One Says You Have To;” and Nandi Rose Plunkett, who plays as Half Waif & is a member of Pinegrove, opened up “I Was Alive Back Then.” They all absolutely and uniquely killed it.
I think the record stands as its own document, has its own voice, and completes the full story of these songs. I hope you feel the same.
- No Why
- Magic Magnet
- Freddie Gray Blues (Ft. Swivs)
- No History
- Both Ways
- No One Says You Have To (Ft. The Mynabirds)
- Guard Your Gates
- Before You’re Here
- I Was Alive Back Then (Ft. Half Waif)
A tour of Europe!Read More
East and West Coast solo tours. All tickets on sale now.Read More
Returning to Mainland Europe and the United Kingdom in January and February with Laura Stevenson. Tour dates on sale here.
January 16 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
January 17 - Hamburg, Germany - Nochtspeicher
January 18 - Berlin, Germany - Kantine Am Berghain
January 20 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
January 21 - Schorndorf, Germany - Manufaktur
January 22 - Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
January 23 - Milan, Italy - Magnolia
January 24 - Zurich, Switzerland - Eldorado
January 26 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
January 27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
January 29 - Bristol, United Kingdom - Thekla
January 30 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Bodega
January 31 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Deaf Institute
February 1 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Stereo
February 2 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Brudenell Social Club
February 3 - London, United Kingdom - The Dome