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Lucy Dacus North American Tour Dates w/ Sylvan Esso Announced

The one and only Lucy Dacus recently wrapped a tour opening for Hamilton Leithauser this past Saturday and not a beat so much as passed before another batch of tour dates have been announced. See below the row of May dates where Lucy will be opening for Sylvan Esso.

2017 TOUR DATES
Sunday, May 14 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC*
Thursday, May 18 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY*
Saturday, May 20 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA*
Tuesday, May 23 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON*
Thursday, May 25 - Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT*
Friday, May 26 - Boston Calling Music Festival, Boston, MA
Saturday, May 27 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Saturday, June 10 - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
July 14-16 - Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

* denotes w/ Sylvan Esso

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Lucy Dacus U.S. Tour Starts Today



(courtesy Joey Wharton Photography)

Lucy Dacus and band kick off a couple of weeks of shows in support of Hamilton Leithauser tonight in Cambridge, MA (see below) . There's a number of charities Lucy's raising money for at the merch table throughout the tour ; here's the full list -

2/8: Cambridge- Rosie's Place
2/9: Philadelphia - Books Through Bars
2/10: Millvale - The Women and Girls Foundation
2/11: Columbus - Youth Advocate Services
2/13: Toronto - Concord Refugee Sponsorship Group
2/15: Chicago - Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
2/16: St. Paul- CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN)
2/17: Madison - Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
2/18: Louisville - Family Scholar House
2/19: Nashville - Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
2/21: Carrboro - Volunteers for Youth
2/22: Washington - Sitar Arts Center
2/23: Brooklyn - Sylvia Rivera Law Project
2/24: Brooklyn - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
2/25: New YorkC - Islamic Relief USA (http://irusa.org/)

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, February 8,The Sinclair, Cambridge MA*
Thursday, February 9, Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 10, Mr. Smalls, Milvale PA*
Saturday, February 11, Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH*
Monday, February 13, The Opera House, Toronto ON* SOLD OUT
Wednesday, February 13, 2/15 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 16  2/16 Turf Club, St. Paul MN*  SOLD OUT
Friday, February 17, High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Saturday, February 18, Zanzabar, Louisville KY* SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 19, 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, February 21, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Wednesday, February 22, Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington DC* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 23 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 25 The Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan NY* SOLD OUT

May 26-28, Boston Calling, Boston MA
June 8-11, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
July 14-16, The Forecastle, Louisville KY


* - w/ Hamilton Leithauser

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WATCH: LUCY DACUS BLOGOTHEQUE SESSION, MERCURY LOUNGE (NYC) SHOW TONIGHT


TONIGHT Lucy Dacus will be found playing a headlining show at Mercury Lounge (late show, 11pm). It was only a couple weeks since Lucy and her band opened up for Car Seat Headrest for a back-to-back Bowery Ballroom shows. This show should not be missed as it's your last chance to see the band in North America the rest of 2016. If you're in the UK or EU, you're in luck. There is a nice long list of tour dates up the road.

In other Lucy Dacus news there is a gorgeous Blogotheque "A Take Away Show" session out earlier this morning. This can be seen at the top of this post.

Wednesday, October 19 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY (LATE SHOW)
Friday, October 21 – Primavera Club, Barcelona
Wednesday, October 26 – Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 – Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 – DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 – New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 – The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

You can order No Burden from the following:

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WATCH: Lucy Dacus - Amoeba Green Room Session



The last time Lucy Dacus was in LA, she and her band taped a session with our friends at Amoeba Hollywood. Today the "Green Room" session is available in full above.

In other Lucy news, she capped off this relentless year of touring with a celebratory homecoming show last Friday in Richmond at the city's iconic theater, The National. A couple great photos from said show below.

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(photo credit: @joey_wharton)

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(photo credit: @eliseledon)

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Lucy Dacus - 'No Burden' LP reissue available today

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(photo by Dustin Condren)

Matador's repress of the LP version of Lucy Dacus' critically acclaimed debut, 'No Burden' in available today, September 9 and can be ordered here. Clear vinyl versions with a limited edition signed poster are in stock at our lovely offices right this moment. The CD and digital versions, though less likely to make a pleasant THUD sound when dropped on your doorstep, kitchen counter or pillow, are available from the usual suspects, listed below.

Lucy Dacus on tour :

Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore MD% SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY$ SOLD OUT
Friday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY$
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison WI$
Wednesday, September 28 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
Friday, September 30 - Stubbs's, Austin TX*, SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond VA
Friday, October 21 - Primavera Club, Barcelona
Tuesday, October 25 - Eldorado, Switzerland
Wednesday, October 26 - Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 - Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 - DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 - New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 - The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 - The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 - Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest
* w/ Andrew Bird

You can order No Burden from the following:

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LUCY DACUS: UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

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Ahead of the rerelease of Lucy Dacus' No Burden  OUT ON MATADOR TOMORROW (Friday 9th September) and her recent UK debut in London and at the quaint End of the Road festival, we bring to you a series of tour dates this Autumn where Lucy will be making a grand return with her full band. See all dates and ticket links below.

Friday, October 21 - Primavera Club, Barcelona
Tuesday, October 25 - Eldorado, Switzerland
Wednesday, October 26 - Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 - Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 - DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 - New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 - The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 - The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 - Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

Other tour dates:

September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT 
September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

You can order No Burden from the following:

The Matador Store
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iTunes
Bandcamp
Streaming
Your local indie store

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LUCY DACUS BACK ON THE ROAD

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The wondrous Miss Lucy Dacus will finally be gracing London with her presence next week on Tuesday 6th September at a FREE show at the Old Blue Last. The following day she'll be playing an instore at Sister Ray Ace Hotel on Wednesday 7th, after playing at End of the Road festival this weekend, before heading back to the US for a series of dates, some with a band by the name of Car Seat Headrest who you might have heard of.

You don't have to wait much longer to get your hands on the vinyl version of her debut No Burden as it has been repressed, and will be rereleased on Friday September 9th. Get down to your nearest independent record store, people.

All tour dates below.

Saturday, September 3 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 – The Old Blue Last, London, UK
Wednesday, September 7 - Sister Ray Ace Hotel Instore, London, UK
September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT 
Stember 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

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Watch (please) : Lucy Dacus Performing On CBS This Morning's "Saturday Sessions"

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"I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore"



"Strange Torpedo"



"Troublemaker Doppleganger"

As tipped in this space the other day, Lucy Dacus and band made their national TV debut early Saturday AM on "CBS This Morning"'s "Saturday Sessions" segment. All 3 songs can be found on Lucy's debut album, 'No Burden', available for streaming or download at this very moment but is also available for preorder on LP and CD from the Matador Store. The physical versions are out September 9 and said preorders come with a signed poster (see below).

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Lucy Dacus on tour :

August 4-August 6- Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, Olga, WA
Sunday, August 7 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday, August 8 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
Wednesday, August 10 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 13 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sunday, August 14- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, August 16 – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
Wednesday, August 17- Three Links, Dallas, TX
Friday, August 19 – The Basement, Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 20 – The Masquerade – Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 3 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 – The Old Blue Last, London, UK
September 15 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT
Stember 16 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 - The National, Richmond, VA

^ w/ Julien Baker
% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

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Lucy Dacus Signs To Matador ; 'No Burden' Available Now (And Later)



Videography by Joseph McCormick and Henry Sho Kellam

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(photo by Dustin Condren)
“An uncommonly warm indie rock record. Lead guitar lines pour in like slow columns of sunlight, and Dacus' voice itself is a comforting blur.” - Brad Nelson, Pitchfork

"Hyper-aware missives from a friend whose mind is always whirling ----disarmingly open indie rock songs, with plainspoken lyrics that hit even harder thanks to her soft, sturdy alto.” - Maura Johnson, Rolling Stone

"Her songs roll over you like waves, the matter-of-fact, plaintive delivery serving as a vessel for examining where things all went wrong and how to make them right again.” - James Rettig, Stereogum

“A brave lyricist whose sensual expression of catharsis will stay with you long after you’ve finished with this record... an amazing breath of fresh air in an otherwise overwrought genre.” - Annalise Domenighini, Noisey

We're very pleased to announce the signing of Richmond, VA singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus to Matador. Lucy's debut album, the Collin Pastore produced 'No Burden', released earlier this year by Egg Hunt, is now available digitally via Matador and all the download and streaming services you'd expect ; a re-release of 'No Burden' on LP and compact disc will be in stores September 9 with preorders available starting today.

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Recorded in Nashville last autumn with guitarist/bandmate Jacob Blizard, 'No Burden' is as arresting, direct and quick-witted as any debut we've stumbled across ; that the 21 year-old Dacus' poetic chops are more than matched by a killer vocal performance (and later down the line, by a ridiculously locked-in live band) has just a bit to do with why 'No Burden' blasted thru it's first pressing in the blink of an eye. After a ton of US touring in 2016 including dates in support of Houndmouth, Kurt Vile and Julien Baker, Lucy hits the road again this summer and fall, including July dates opening for The Decemberists, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits appearances, a UK debut at the End Of The Road Festival and September shows in support of Car Seat Headrest (see below) :

TOUR DATES:
Monday, July 11- Meijer Gardens Amphitheater Grand Rapids, MI*
Tuesday, July 12 - Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI*
Sunday, July 17 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, July 19 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, July 21 - The Ballroom at the Outer Space, Hamden, CT
Tuesday, July 26 - The Basement, Columbus, OH
Wednesday, July 27 - Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 28 - Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
August 4-August 6- Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, Olga, WA
Sunday, August 7 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday, August 8 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR ^
Wednesday, August 10 - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 13 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sunday, August 14- Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, August 16 - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
Wednesday, August 17- Three Links, Dallas, TX
Friday, August 19 - The Basement, Nashville, TN
Saturday, August 20 - The Masquerade - Purgatory, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 3 - End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 - The Old Blue Last, London, UK
Tuesday, September 13 - Ram’s Head Live - Baltimore, MD%
Saturday, September 17 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA
Sunday, September 18 - Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 - El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 - The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 - MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 - Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October, 1 - Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX

* w/ The Decemberists
^ w/ Julien Baker
% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

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