Yonder Mountain String Band 2018 WInter Tour Dates


Submitted by -RECKONING PR Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:31 pm

Acclaimed bluegrass modernists YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND have announced a month-long trek of U.S. tour dates for winter 2018, kicking off January 10 in Pennsylvania.  The 24-show tour runs down the East Coast, through Florida for five nights and then circles up through the Midwest.  The Southern Belles will open 15 of the shows.

The quintet--Adam Aijala, Dave Johnston, Ben Kaufmann, Jacob Joliff and Allie Krall-also recently sat down for a coveted "Daytrotter" performance, where they performed tracks from their 2017 Love. Ain't Love album. Check that out here.

YMSB has been on tour most of the year, including an in-progress 25-show run of dates. At their Brooklyn, NY performance this past weekend, the band made super-fan and friend Michael Walker an honorary member of the group, as he has now seen the band 300 times. And in a recent live review, Cleveland Scene said, "Those who came out to the Beachland Ballroom last night were treated to a dynamic evening of jammy bluegrass improv from the always delightful Yonder Mountain String Band. The band veered from plaintive plucking to strident shredding, and the crowd engaged them in laid-back hootenanny dancing all night.'

The Colorado-based band formed in 1998 and have released 11 studio and live albums since, including three #1 Bluegrass Albums chart-toppers.  Rolling Stone said Love. Ain't Love is "an album rooted in modern bluegrass and punctuated by genre-jumping excursions into world music, reggae and all points in between" and premiered the video for the album's first single, "Bad Taste," here.  Talking about the song "Take A Chance On Me," Taste Of Country said, "Funky' is just about the last word you'd expect to use to describe bluegrass, but Yonder manage to incorporate a funky groove with a sweet pop vocal hook and sunny vocal harmonies that would be right at home on mainstream pop radio for a track that is delightfully unexpected."

Weds 1/10

State College, PA

State Theatre*

Thurs 1/11

Baltimore, MD

Ram's Head Live*

Fri 1/12

Carrboro, NC

Cat's Cradle*

Sat 1/12

Asheville, NC

The Orange Peel

Sun 1/14

Knoxville, TN

Bijou Theatre*

Tues 1/16

Charlottesville, VA

Jefferson Theater*

Thurs 1/18

Columbia, SC

Music Farm*

Fri 1/19

Atlanta, GA

Buckhead Theatre*

Sat 1/20

Charleston, SC

Music Farm*

Sun 1/21

Nashville, TN

3rd & Lindsley*

Wed 1/24

Stock Island, FL


Thurs 1/25

St. Petersburg, FL

Jannus Live

Fri 1/26

Orlando, FL

The Plaza Live

Sat 1/27

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Culture Room

Sun 1/28

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Wed 1/31

New Orleans, LA


Thurs 2/1

Houston, TX

White Oak Music Hall

Fri 2/2

Dallas, TX

Granada Theater

Sat 2/3

Austin, TX

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Tues 2/6

Fayetteville, AK

George's Majestic Lounge*

Wed 2/7

Lawrence, KS

The Bottleneck*

Thurs 2/8

Madison, WI

Barrymore Theatre*

Fri 2/9

St Louis, MO

Delmar Hall*

Sat 2/10

Huntington, WV

Keith Albee PAC*


* = with The Southern Belles