California-born ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) is back in their home state this February for Tour d’Amour IX, the band’s annual winter tour celebrating love - of music, for their many loyal fans, and their fondness for the Golden State.
Tour d’Amour IX launches February 12 in Los Angeles and winds south, north, and inland, hitting 10 cities throughout the 11 show run. Santa Barbara’s Soho will feature a 2015: a Love Odyssey theme night. The tour wraps up with two very special nights at San Francisco’s Fillmore on February 27 and 28 – “Flashback Friday” will include a start to finish performance of their Fly Between Falls album celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Saturday’s theme will be “Love Potion #9”. Joining ALO on ten of the Tour d’Amour dates are the rootsy and evocative T Sisters; string-infused quintet Fruition will join them for one show at the Fillmore. New this year to the Tour d’Amour, on February 28 at The Fillmore the band hosts their first ever Sing-Along for Kids matinee. See below for the complete list of Tour d’Amour IX shows.
Each year, a portion of proceeds from Tour d’Amour are donated to non-profit organizations who work to bring music to children. For the duration of this ninth installment of the Tour d’Amour, money raised will benefit Creative Arts Charter School in San Francisco who provide hands-on, arts-integrated public education to primary and middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District.
Tour d’Amour IX is a sort of homecoming for the members of ALO, as each of them have been working independently on some exciting musical projects. ALO guitarist Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz recently performed shows with The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and has been touring with Steve Kimock’s Tribute to Jerry Garcia, while bassist Steve Adams and keyboardist Zach Gill have been touring with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers and Jack Johnson respectively.
Since the New Year, however, the guys in ALO - including drummer Dave Brogan - have been working on new songs, to be recorded this winter for their long time label home Brushfire Records. Beyond that, you can always count on ALO’s legendarily raucous and high energy live shows with love themes in the air, as the Tour d’Amour tradition promises once more to take the group and their audiences to new musical heights.
Tour d’Amour IX Dates:
02/12/15 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA w/ T Sisters
02/13/15 Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA w/ T Sisters
02/14/15 SOhO Restaurant & Music Club - Santa Barbara, CA w/ T Sisters
02/15/15 The Cave - Big Bear Lake, CA w/ T-Sisters
02/19/15 Harlow’s Night Club - Sacramento, CA w/ T Sisters
02/20/15 Center or the Arts - Grass Valley, CA w/ T Sisters
02/21/15 The Crystal Bay Casino - Crystal Bay, NV w/ T Sisters
02/22/15 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - Chico, CA (Evening with ALO)
02/26/15 Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA w/ T Sisters
02/27/15 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA (10th anniversary performance of Fly Between Falls) w/ Fruition
02/28/15 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA w/ T Sisters + a 3PM Sing-Along for Kids Matinee!