After 45 shows in the US, the Dave Rawlings Machine preps for its first visit to Australia, a 6-show run down the East Coast following the first Gillian Welch tour down under since 2004.
For those cities in the US that we weren’t able to visit since Nashville Obsolete‘s release in September, we have great news! DRM has added a handful of shows in April, including first visits to Florida & Mississippi, as well as stops at old favorites in Bloomington, St. Louis, Louisville, Kansas City and more. This April run of shows also includes a co-headline in Charleston, SC, with our good friends the Punch Brothers and DRM’s Saturday appearance at Merlefest!
All April shows go on sale this Friday, 1/22 (except where noted) with a special fan club presale this Thursday, 1/21. A small number of great seats will be set aside for the presale, and you can access them with the passcode: “CANDY“. See the tour page for full run of dates!
The Machine is so happy to have made it through Texas, Arizona and more on this last run, and were delighted to receive some awesome press, see some great photos, and perform to wonderful crowds. Here are some of our favorite show reviews, interviews and photos from this most recent tour in early 2016!
Dave and the whole Machine stopped by World Cafe last month while in Philadelphia and recorded a segment live in-studio. Their performance and interview, including 3 songs from the new albu, is now up at NPR.com! Click here to listen now.
We are so happy to announce that Gillian has added another show, this time in Auckland, NZ, right at the top of the first Australian tour for the duo in 11 years. Gillian and Dave will appear at the Auckland Civic Theatre on Thursday, January 28th, 2016. Tickets for this show go on a special presale this Wednesday at 1pm local time, with a regular on sale Thursday. Click here to buy tickets through our special artist presale ticket link. Can’t wait to see our New Zealand fans!
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will make a long awaited return to Australian shores in January and February in 2016 for not one but two very special tours.
Playing as the duo, Gillian Welch, in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, they will then transform into the quintet of the Dave Rawlings Machine for the drive back down the East Coast. Brisbane, Bangalow, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne will all get to experience the first ever visit by the Machine.
“We are very excited, once again, to be bringing our songs and our selves, and a few of our good friends, all the way from Tennessee to the land of Australia way down under. We will be driving the wild back roads from Perth to Melbourne, Sydney to Brisbane… come out and say howdy when we roll in to town!” – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Nashville, Tenn.
Dave Rawlings Machine play in support of the recently released and critically acclaimed album Nashville Obsolete which features seven original compositions written by Welch-Rawlings. The Machine live band will feature Dave and Gillian, as well as Willie Watson, Punch Brother Paul Kowert and incredible fiddler Brittany Haas.
This will be the first Gillian tour in Australia since the GRAMMY nominated release The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), with the last tour down under wrapping up in 2004, following the releases of Soul Journey, and the 2001 masterpiece Time (The Revelator). The last tour stopped at such venues as the grandeous Forum Theatre in Melbourne to the tiny Meeniyan Town Hall, where they slayed ‘em all in shows that continue to be talked about.
All Australian tour dates will go on sale next Tuesday, Dec 1st, at 9am local time. See all dates below and visit gillianwelch.com for all news and tour updates.
After over 9,200 miles, the Dave Rawlings Machine is about to wrap up the first leg of the US tour tomorrow night in their home state, in Knoxville at the gorgeous Tennessee Theatre. They’ll pick back up over the holidays with a triumphant return to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as well as shows in Texas and Arizona as they make their way back to the where the whole thing began in Souther California. See the remaining US tour dates on the Tour page!
Gillian made a special stop at KEXP studios in Seattle this year, along with her bandmates in the Dave Rawlings Machine, right at the top of their long and winding Nashville Obsolete US tour. Watch below for live performances of songs new and old, plus an extended interview with host Stevie Zoom.