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Gregory Alan Isakov will expand his hugely successful sold out tour into 2019 with new headline dates at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre and New Orleans’ Civic Theatre as well as a stop at Ann Arbor Folk Festival. This latest leg follows Isakov’s sold out return headline show at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in September as well as upcoming dates at Chicago’s The Vic Theatre (sold out), Manhattan’s Irving Plaza (sold out), Brooklyn’s Warsaw (sold out), Amsterdam’s Paradiso and London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire among many others. See below for complete itinerary.
On tour now, Isakov’s additional shows are in support of his critically acclaimed new album,Evening Machines, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart. Out now on Dualtone Records (stream/purchase here), the record continues to receive widespread praise…

Evening Machines showcases his emotionally evocative songwriting style; rich in narrative detail and beautifully contemplative.”
 
“…characteristically ruminative…blending a gentle spaciousness with
dusky atmospheres and carefully nuanced textures.”
  
“…beautiful collisions of acoustic instruments, Isakov’s soothing vocals and
otherworldly noise.”
“…unfolds at a gentle pace…[it] is the sound of befuddlement turned into beauty.”

“It’s an album of small intentions with a grand sweep, intimate and
boundless at the same time.”
“That simple presentation leaves nothing for Isakov to hide behind. He lets the stripped down nuances of his lyrics and musicianship speak for themselves; the results are deceptively straightforward but immense in their complexity.”

“…finds the gifted songwriter doing what he does best: painting a landscape in simple language that stirs our most complex emotions.”

“His songs are lush, delicate and considered…Evening Machines is poised to push Isakov even higher…In significant ways, it’s his most mature and singular-sounding record to date.”

4 out of 5 stars
“A dark gem of a record…brooding and beautiful.”
“The 12-song set feels derived from moonlight; an insomniac’s journal refined into an elegant, leather-bound codex.”
 
“The music on Evening Machines is powerful, vulnerable and surprising…
a completely exciting and gorgeous record.”

“Isakov doesn’t reinvent his sound in this album, he reignites it…”
9 out of 10 stars 
“A moody, intoxicating masterpiece.”
“Underneath the rich, unique production technique is a master songwriter…
easily one of the best albums I’ve heard so far this year.”
 

“Isakov’s latest is an evocative album, consistently holding a listener’s attention.” 
Evening Machines suspends time and space as well as the simultaneous mood of earthiness mixed with that surreal somewhere else.”
 
“Gregory Alan Isakov has a lot of range, even within a single song. He can slide from majestic waves of strings and percussion to bare, almost-whispered vocals.”

Evening Machines is both spacious and intimate, like a walk with a friend at
dusk. As your friend talks to you, the sounds of twilight surround you both.”

“Gregory Alan Isakov makes some of the most pleasant music on the planet…
his music isakin to laying in the back of a pickup truck and staring up at the stars.
I just can’t paint a better picture than that. If you don’t have a truck, your ear buds or your living room will do.”

“It’s is an absolute masterpiece of modern folk.”
Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the twelve-track album—via Suitcase Town Music (Isakov’s label) and his first in partnership with Dualtone Records—was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine(Neko Case, The Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against).
Of the record—his fourth full-length studio album and first in five years—Isakov comments, “I’d work really hard into the night. A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”
photo credit: Rebecca Caridad
The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of twelve of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, “Liars,” praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim including critical notice at NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR Music, EsquireRolling StoneThe Boston Globe, etc. Most recently, Isakov’s song “If I Go, I’m Goin” was featured on Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now calling Colorado home, Isakov is a lifelong traveler. Since his debut in 2003, Isakov has released three full-length studio albums on his independent label Suitcase Town Music with over 370,000 in sales and has toured widely building a devoted international audience. He’s also toured extensively with artists including Iron & Wine, Ani DiFranco, Blind Pilot, Passenger, Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlile, and Nathaniel Rateliff and, since his debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in November 2013, has performed with symphonies across the county including: the Seattle Symphony, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, among others.
 
EVENING MACHINES TRACK LIST
1. Berth
2. San Luis
3. Southern Star
4. Powder
5. Bullet Holes
6. Was I Just Another One
7. Caves
8. Chemicals
9. Dark, Dark, Dark
10. Too Far Away
11. Where You Gonna Go
12. Wings in All Black
 
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue‡‡
November 7—Chicago, IL—The Vic Theatre‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
November 8—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
November 9—Montreal, QC—Corona Theatre‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
November 10—Hartford, CT—Infinity Hall§§ (SOLD OUT)
November 11—Washington, DC—9:30 Club§§ (SOLD OUT)
November 12—New York, NY—Irving Plaza§§ (SOLD OUT)
November 14—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer§§ (SOLD OUT)
November 15—Brooklyn, NY—Warsaw§§ (SOLD OUT)
November 16—Boston, MA—Royale§§ (SOLD OUT)
November 17—Boston, MA—Royale# (SOLD OUT)
November 20—Brussels, Belgium—Orangerie Botanique##
November 21—Hamburg, Germany—Uebel & Gefaehrlich##
November 23—Oslo, Norway—John Dee##
November 24—Stockholm, Sweden—Nalen##
November 25—Copenhagen, Denmark—VEGA##
November 27—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso##
November 28—Groningen, Netherlands—De Oosterport##
November 29—Berlin, Germany—Passionkirche Kreuzberg## (SOLD OUT)
November 30—Cologne, Germany—Gloria##
December 1—Zurich, Switzerland—Mascotte##
December 2—Paris, France—La Maroquinerie##
December 4—London, UK—O2 Shepherds Bush Empire##
December 5—Bristol, UK—SWX##
December 7—Dublin, Ireland—Academy##
December 8—Glasgow, Scotland—Saint Luke’s##
December 9—Manchester, UK—Academy 3##
January 9—St. Louis, MO—Ready Room
January 10—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
January 11—Durham, NC—Carolina Theatre of Durham
January 12—Baltimore, MD—Baltimore Soundstage
January 13—Charlotte, NC—McGlohon Theatre
January 15—Charleston, SC—Music Hall
January 16—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre
January 17—New Orleans, LA—Civic Theatre
January 18—Santa Rosa Beach, FL—30A Songwriters Festival
January 19—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
January 20—Morgantown, WV—Mountain Stage
January 22—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theatre
January 23—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
January 25—Ann Arbor, MI—Ann Arbor Folk Festival
January 27—Madison, WI—Capitol Theatre
 
‡‡with Haley Heynderickx
§§with Leif Vollebekk
#with Reed Foehl
##with Joe Purdy
 
BOLD – on sale November 9
 
 

photo credit: Rebecca Caridad
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