New Bahamas Album out January 19th!

New Bahamas Album out January 19th and tour dates just announced!

The first song, “No Wrong” is up at bahamasmusic.net.

To whom it may concern,

Re: BAHAMAS EARTHTONES

Earthtones is the newest and totally best album yet from Bahamas, aka me, Afie Jurvanen.

I wasn’t feeling too inspired in 2016. I’d been in a seemingly unbroken cycle of recording and touring for 6 years. I know, you’re saying to yourself “that’s so cliché̇, all musicians complain about being tired…” But wait, there’s more!

Not knowing exactly what type of album to make, I was feeling pretty low. But at that very moment, my longtime manager and confidante Robbie Lackritz called and said “dude, you should make an album with D’Angelo’s rhythm section.” And just like that, the juices were flowing and the songs started coming.

I wrote songs about having success, having kids, and having depression. I wrote songs about going on tour, going back in time and going in circles. I wrote songs about my other worldly wife, my jerk dad and my garbage relationship with my brother. Crazy right?!

In Sept of 2016 I flew to Los Angeles and spent three days in the studio with the bass boss Pino Palladino and the titan of time keeping, Mr. James Gadson. No rehearsals, no charts, no rules. We worked fast and came away with 10 songs that sounded fresh and strange and warm and free of any genre. The results were so inspiring to me that I quickly pulled my road band (Felicity Williams, Christine Bougie, Darcy Yates, Jason Tait, Don Kerr) into a Prague studio to record a few more songs. And here’s the best part…the whole thing is produced by my longtime producer and confidante Robbie Lackritz, so you know the sound is correct, totally modern and completely familiar at the same time.

Whoa!

I know! You’re saying to yourself “wait what? The same Robbie from earlier??”

Yes! It’s a story about friendship come full circle, and how great it is to have someone in your life that can lift you up when you’re feeling down.

It’s a very positive album about having a joie de vivre for the joys of life. Okay, full disclosure…there’s a few slow jams too…

Hope you enjoy the music as much as I enjoyed making it.

Look forward to speaking with some of you soon (you know who you are.) haha

Sincerely,
Afie Jurvanen

We’re going to bring Earthtones to you all over… starting here. If you buy tickets to a show in North America, the album is included. Tickets go on sale next Friday at 10am local except Australia which goes onsale this Monday at 11am local.

December 04, 2017 Sydney, NSW The Basement
December 05, 2017 Perth, WA Mojo’s
December 09, 2017 Melbourne, VIC Northcote Social Club
January 12, 2018 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
January 14, 2018 Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre ^
January 15, 2018 Saint John, NB Imperial Theatre ^
January 16, 2018 Fredericton, NB The Playhouse ^
January 17, 2018 Montreal, QC Lion D’Or
January 18, 2018 Toronto, ON Massey Hall (On Stage) ##
January 19, 2018 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 13, 2018 Detroit, MI El Club
February 14, 2018 St Louis, MO Delmar Hall
February 15, 2018 Oklahoma City, OK ACM @ UCO
February 16, 2018 Dallas, TX The Kessler
February 17, 2018 Austin, TX Antone’s
February 19, 2018 Denver, CO Bluebird
February 21, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Teragram
February 23, 2018 San Diego, CA Belly Up
February 24, 2018 San Francisco, CA Independent
February 26, 2018 Portland, OR Alberta Rose
February 27, 2018 Seattle, WA Neptune
February 28, 2018 Victoria, BC The Royal Theatre
March 1, 2018 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 2, 2018 Kamloops, BC CJ’s Nightclub
March 3, 2018 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre
March 5, 2018 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre
March 6, 2018 Saskatoon, SK 3rd Ave Church
March 7, 2018 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre
March 8, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
March 9, 2018 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
March 10, 2018 Chicago, IL The Metro
May 3, 2018 Boston, MA Sinclair
May 4, 2018 Philadelphia, PA WCL
May 5, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Smalls
May 6, 2018 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 8, 2018 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
May 9, 2018 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
May 11, 2018 Nashville, TN Cannery
May 12, 2018 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle

^ Shivering Songs Festival
## Special Release Show – 150 fans will share the stage with Bahamas, no seating in auditorium

Jack Announces Summer Tour!

For the first time since 2014, Jack and the band are hitting the road for a North American summer tour, kicking off June 2nd at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL, and ending on the West Coast. They will be joined by new and old friends The Avett Brothers, Lake Street Dive, Bahamas, Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler, ALO, and John Craigie.

Fan pre-sales start February 14th with a public on-sale date of February 17th. We’re excited to offer Jack fans the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general sale, Tuesday, February 14 at 10am local time. Sign up now and before Monday, February 13 for access to the fan presale!

Fans who purchase a ticket will receive a download of Jack’s new song, “Fragments,” which will be available for purchase or streaming on all music services on February 17th. The track premiered today on Rollingstone.com.

Headline Tour Dates:

June 2          Chicago, IL                   Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ~

June 3          Cuyahoga Falls, OH     Blossom Music Center ~

June 4          Toronto, ON                  Budweiser Stage  ~

June 7          Bangor, ME                   Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion ~

June 9          Mansfield, MA               Xfinity Center *

June 10        Camden, NJ                  BB&T Pavilion *

June 11         Columbia, MD              Merriweather Post Pavilion *

June 14         Forest Hills, NY            Forest Hills Stadium  ~

July 14          Englewood, CO            Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre ^

July 16          Los Angeles, CA          Hollywood Bowl ^

July 17          Santa Barbara, CA       Santa Barbara Bowl #

July 18          Santa Barbara, CA       Santa Barbara Bowl =

July 20          Bend, OR                      Les Schwab Amphitheatre =

July 22          Quincy, WA                   The Gorge Amphitheatre + =

July 23          Burnaby, BC                  Deer Lake Park =

July 26          Berkeley, CA                 Greek Theatre =

July 28          Stateline, NV                 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys #

+ with special guest The Avett Brothers

* with special guest Lake Street Dive

~ with special guest Bahamas

^ with special guest JAMTOWN featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler

# with special guest ALO

= with special guest John Craigie

Bahamas Solo shows

Afie has announced a few Canadian solo shows for September. See the dates HERE.

Or listen to his announcement HERE.

Bahamas to open for Lumineers

Great news if you live in the UK or Europe and have been hoping to see Bahamas.

They are coming over in October/November to Ireland, the UK, Holland, France, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Italy!

Full dates at www.bahamasmusic.net !  

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Video Premiere: BAHAMAS – BITTER MEMORIES

New visual for Bahamas track “Bitter Memories” has premiered over at Noisy. Here is a note from Afie…

“My friend Heather Goodchild has basically worked on everything I’ve ever done. For my first album, Pink Strat, she and I silkscreened the first two hundred covers in my living room. For my second record, she made this rug that said Barchords for the cover… now she’s hand-drawn a video for “Bitter Memories”.”

Watch the video HERE.

Bahamas Australian tour also kicks off tonight. Tour-dates HERE.