This summer promises to be an eventful summer for Yonder Mountain String Band, with the release of a brand new live album, Mountain Tracks: Volume 5, summer festivals, a co-headline tour with Keller Williams, the band’s return to Red Rocks, and plans to head back into the studio with producer Tom Rothrock.
Yonder will co-headline a summer tour with longtime friends and musical colleague Keller Williams. Williams and YMSB hit the road together in summers past, on such tours as Acoustic Planet and Big Summer Classic. For the 2008 season, look for stops throughout the south, as well as in the Pacific northwest and Rocky Mountain regions. Presale for the Keller Williams/YMSB dates and also Yonder only dates begins on April 12 at www.kellerwilliams.net, and at local ticket outlets on April 19.
After the run of shows with Keller, Yonder Mountain String Band will return to Red Rocks this summer August 2, after a sold-out show there last Labor Day weekend. Last year was the first time the Nederland, CO-based band headlined Red Rocks, located in Morrison, CO just forty miles from where Yonder formed nearly ten years ago. The show went down as one of the most exciting shows in the band’s history and the band can’t wait to get back to their hometown crowd at the beautiful, natural outdoor amphitheatre. Keller Williams will kick off the show this year. The singer-songwriter, and guitar virtuoso will bring his equally quirky, upbeat, and semi-surreal songs (which he frequently weaves into extended, half-improvised medleys) and his warm, friendly tenor singing voice. Pre-Sale tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 12.
As a special treat for local Boulder fans and for those traveling into Colorado for the Red Rocks show, Yonder will perform at the Boulder Theater the night before Red Rocks on August 1st. (Tickets to the Boulder Theater will only be available as a two-day ticket package w/ Red Rocks).
Yonder is currently out on tour now promoting their brand new live album, Mountain Tracks: Volume 5 (April 15). The live double-disc album featuring 24 tracks is the fifth in their lauded live series and truly captures the energy and sound that is Yonder. Known for their high-energy, marathon shows, this new album (self-released by the band on their own Frog Pad Records) features one disc that’s a compilation of the best live recordings hand-picked by the band and a second disc of tunes all from one show in Columbus, OH.
In between their busy touring schedule, Yonder will head back into the studio with producer Tom Rothrock (Elliot Smith, Beck), who also produced the last Yonder studio record, Yonder Mountain String Band. The continuation of the studio collaboration with Rothrock at the helm promises to be an amazing creative process for the band.
June 7—Enterprise, AL—Bama Jam
June 8 –Pittsburgh, PA – Hartwood Amphitheatre (Free Show)
June 11 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
June 13 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
June 15— Manchester, TN– Bonnaroo (on sale now)
June 18- Telluride, CO— Telluride Conference Center (on sale now)
June 20— Telluride, CO— Telluride Opera House (on sale now)
June 21– Telluride, CO— Telluride Bluegrass Festival (on sale now)
June 25 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours **w/ Keller Williams
June 26 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa **w/ Keller Williams
June 27 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre **w/ Keller Williams
June 28 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues **w/ Keller Williams
June 29 – Ashburn, VA – Loudoun Summer Music Fest **w/ Keller Williams
July 2 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room **w/ Keller Williams
July 4- Rothbury, MI— Rothbury Music Festival (on sale now)
July 18-20 North Plains, OR— The North West String Summit (on sale now)
July 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Amphitheatre **w/ Keller Williams
July 30 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pine Mountain Amphitheatre **w/ Keller Williams
July 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Gallivan Center **w/ Keller Williams
August 1 – Boulder, CO – YMSB @ Boulder Theatre/
August 2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ very special guest Keller Williams