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New Punch Brothers Song, Album, and Tour Dates Announced

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Early 2015 will bring a new album and a North American tour from the Punch Brothers, who just released a new song from the as-yet-untitled album.

by Dan Gabel
November 17, 2014

Video for a new Punch Brothers song, "I Blew it Off," released via YouTube November 17, 2015

The Punch Brothers announced that they will be releasing a new album in early 2015 and have added North American tour dates to their tour schedule through April 2015 (see below). No information as of yet on the album's title, but the band did hint at T-Bone Burnett being involved in a post on their website, and they released the song "I Blew it Off" via the YouTube video above, the visuals of which consist of a single still photo of Punch Brothers members Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile, Paul Kowert, Gabe Witcher, and Critter Eldridge staring at their glowing phones. You do get a good sense of the song, though, which adds drums and electric guitar to the Brothers' mix of stringed instruments. Tickets for the North American dates go on sale Friday, November 21.IMG_1097.jpg

This caps off a year when the individual members of the band have been busy with other projects, including Chris Thile's tour with  Edgar Meyer in support of the album Bass and Mandolin that the duo released last summer; Paul Kowert's release and tour with his latest project, Haas Kowert Tice (You Got This, with Peghead Nation's Fiddle Styles Workshop instructor Brittany Haas); and Critter Eldridge playing theaters with his duo partner Julian Lage on the heels of their fall release Avalon. Busy guys who aren't slowing down in 2015.

For more on the new album and tour, visit punchbrothers.com.

Punch Brothers 2015 Tour Schedule
January 21, Dublin, Ireland—National Concert Hall
January 22, London, UK—Queen Elizabeth hall
January 23, Glasgow, Scotland—Celtic Connections-Royal Concert hall
January 25, London, UK—Queen Elizabeth Hall
February 20, Washington, DC—9:30 Club
February 24, Asheville, NC—Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
February 26, Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle
February 27, Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
February 28, Chicago, IL—Riviera Theatre
March 1, Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
March 4, Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
March 5, New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
March 6, Boston, MA—House of Blues
March 7, Portland, ME—State Theatre
March 25, Vancouver, BC—Vogue Theatre
March 26, Seattle, WA—The Moore Theatre
March 27, Portland, OR—Roseland Theater
March 28, Stateline, NV—Harrah's Tahoe
April 1, San Diego, CA—The North Park Theatre
April 2, Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre
April 3, San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
April 6, Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot
April 7, Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre
April 9, Austin, TX—ACL Live at Moody Theater
April 10, Houston, TX—House of Blues
April 11, Dallas, TX—House of Blues
April 13, Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre
April 14, Mesa, AZ—Mesa Arts Center


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