ALO is excited to announce their 12th annual Tour d’Amour. Held each year in February and March, to surround Valentine’s day, the tour is a celebration of love in all of its forms. The celebration in 2018 will be as epic as ever, with one modification.
Dave Brogan, the band’s drummer, and one of four lead vocalists, is unable to join the band on this year’s Tour d’Amour due to family obligations. Instead, holding down the drum chair, will be longtime ALO friend and collaborator Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh, Sean Hayes, Magic in the Other).
ALO has always felt like a family. While Zach, Dan and Steve will miss having Dave on drums for these shows, they all fully support Dave in taking the time needed for his family.
“Unfortunately I will not be able to join my ALO brothers on this 12th annual installment of the Tour d’Amour. I need to be home with family seven days a week at that time. I am excited that Ezra will be playing in my stead and very confident that his ability and personality will fit seamlessly with the band. I look forward to rejoining ALO on the road as soon as possible and thank Steve, Lebo and Zach for their patience and understanding. Family has always come first with ALO and I know that our core fans love and support that. Thanks to them as well.”
In addition to welcoming Ezra to the stage for this run, the shows will be enriched by a great set of support acts who will be announced on November 27th.
The Fillmore weekend will include two evenings of music, plus a Saturday family Matinee show.
Tickets to all shows go on sale this Friday at 10 AM PST, except Chico which will go on sale in January.
Ticket links available at www.alomusic.com/shows
1/31 SLO Brew San Luis Obispo, CA
2/1 SoHo Santa Barbara, CA
2/2 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
2/3 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
2/9 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
2/10-11 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
2/16 Center For The Arts Grass Valley, CA
2/17-18 Hopmonk Sebastopol, CA
2/19 Sierra Nevada Big Room Chico, CA
2/23 Harlow’s Sacramento, CA
2/24 Crystal Bay Crown Room Crystal Bay, NV
3/16-17 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA