Gregory Alan Isakov confirms 2024 headline tour

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Monday, November 6, 2023

GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Gregory Alan Isakov will continue to tour through next year including headline shows at Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom, Dallas’ The Factory in Deep Ellum, Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre, Oakland’s Fox Theater and Albuquerque’s Kiva Auditorium among many others. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Tickets will go on-sale this Friday, November 10 at 10:00am local time. Full details can be found at $1 per ticket will be donated to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, who are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

In addition to the newly confirmed dates, Isakov will also perform back-to-back nights at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre next year on Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2, the first of which sold-out shortly after tickets went on-sale.

The upcoming performances celebrate Isakov’s acclaimed new album, Appaloosa Bones, which was released earlier this year via Dualtone Records and Isakov’s own label, Suitcase Town Music (stream/purchase here). Isakov’s studio session recorded with KEXP Public Radio is live today, in which he performs four songs from the album: “The Fall,” “Before the Sun,” “Miles to Go” and “Watchman.”

Critical acclaim for Appaloosa Bones:
“His new songs are relentlessly majestic, a kind of musical morphine, invariably soothing… Simple. Straightforward. Utterly evocative.”—Associated Press
“he’s continuing to make expertly-tooled music…it’s reliably beautiful and starkly self-possessed throughout”—Paste
“The album is a lush, full and comforting collection of thoughtful songs, superimposed with harmonies that feel like a hug or a warm cup of tea.”—The Tennessean
“few artists can do it quite as well as him…intelligent, eloquent songwriting”—PopMatters
 “this is Isakov’s genius. He turns a short poem into a magnificent piece of music that can captivate for hours.”—No Depression
“It’s an album of inner strength and perseverance, passion and resolve, emerging from some of humanity’s darkest days and glowing with an inspiring, comforting light.”
—Atwood Magazine
“Prime Isakov: his velvet baritone glides over elegant and shimmering Wild West mirages”
“Introspective lyrics and cumulus melodies…Isakov’s most panoramic album”—Mojo
“stretches out his signature sound even further than he intended, with melodies made to get yourself lost on mountain back roads”—Americana Highways
 “Isakov’s powerful lyrics sung in his wistful voice are enough to lead you home.”
—303 Magazine
“The eleven songs here are well-articulated, gorgeously atmospheric, and brought to life through the somber tones of Isakov’s striking voice.”—Sputnik Music
“fulfilling our indie-folk dreams left and right…consistent and unwavering.”
—The Honey Pop

Produced by Isakov and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against) and recorded at Isakov’s farm outside of Boulder, Appaloosa Bones is his first new album in nearly five years and is filled with his signature “emotionally evocative songwriting style” (NPR Music). With these eleven tracks, Isakov creates an atmospheric collection, infusing lush harmonies with layered instrumental textures of guitars, banjos and piano, many of which he played himself.

Reflecting on the album, Isakov shares, “I set out to make a folky, small lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll record. And then the songs kind of told me, ‘No, this is what it’s going to be.’ And so I said, ‘OK,’ and after a while, I was just holding onto the reins, waiting to see where it was going and how the material worked. What I found was a collection of songs that brought me back to when I was starting out playing with the band—traveling a lot in the van, playing throughout the Southwest and West. These wide open landscapes had this quietness and expansive deepness that grounded me and evoked a lot of the curiosities I was drawn to when I started writing songs.”

Beloved by his devoted community of fans and critics alike, Isakov has garnered over 1 billion streams to date and recently reached over 6.1 million monthly Spotify listeners. He has released five full-length studio albums, including 2018’s Evening Machines, which was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. Of the record, NPR Music praised, “rich in narrative detail and beautifully contemplative,” while Billboard asserted, “characteristically ruminative…blending a gentle spaciousness with dusky atmospheres and carefully nuanced textures” and Rolling Stone declared, “beautiful collisions of acoustic instruments, Isakov’s soothing vocals and otherworldly noise.” Additionally, Isakov’s music has been featured in hit shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Big Sky, A Million Little Things, The Haunting of Hill House, Virgin River, The Blacklist, This is Us and many more.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Philadelphia, Isakov now calls Colorado home. When he isn’t on the road, he spends much of his time writing and recording songs in his barn studio, as well as running Starling Farm (his farm in Boulder County), which provides produce to the farm’s CSA members, local restaurants, and Community Food Share (a Boulder County food bank).

1. The Fall
2. Before the Sun
3. Appaloosa Bones
4. Silver Bell
5. Watchman
6. Miles to Go
7. Terlingua
8. Mistakes
9. One Day
10. Sweet Heat Lightning
11. Feed Your Horses

BOLD on-sale this Friday, November 10 at 10:00am local time
November 21—Glasgow, UK—SWG3 Galvanizers Yard
November 22—Dublin, Ireland—National Stadium+
November 23—Manchester, UK—Albert Hall+
November 25—London, UK—Roundhouse+ (SOLD OUT)
November 27—Winterthur, Switzerland—Salzhaus
November 29—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso (SOLD OUT)
November 30—Eindhoven, Netherlands—Muziekgebouw
December 1—Groningen, Netherlands—De Oosterport
December 2—Antwerp, Belgium—De Roma
December 4—Cologne, Germany—Kantine
December 5—Hamburg, Germany—Uebel & Gefaehrilch
December 6—Berlin, Germany—Metropol
December 7—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumpehuset (SOLD OUT)
December 8—Oslo, Norway—Vulkan Arena
December 10—Stockholm, Sweden—Cirkus
January 23, 2024—Wellington, New Zealand—San Fran
January 25, 2024—Auckland, New Zealand—Tuning Fork (SOLD OUT)
January 27, 2024—Brisbane, Australia—Tivoli
January 28, 2024—Melbourne, Australia—Forum
January 29, 2024—Adelaide, Australia—The Gov
January 31, 2024—Fremantle, Australia—Freo Social Club
February 1, 2024—Sydney, Australia—Factory Theatre
February 2, 2024—Sydney, Australia—Metro Theatre (SOLD OUT)
February 28, 2024—Wichita, KS—The Cotillion*
February 29, 2024—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom*
March 1, 2024—Dallas, TX—The Factory in Deep Ellum*
March 2, 2024—Austin, TX—ACL Live at the Moody Theater*
March 5, 2024—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre*
March 7, 2024—Del Mar, CA—The Sound#
March 8, 2024—Santa Barbara, CA—The Arlington Theatre#
March 9, 2024—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater#
March 12, 2024—Flagstaff, AZ—The Orpheum Theater^
March 13, 2024—Albuquerque, NM—Kiva Auditorium^

April 9-13, 2024—Riviera Maya, Mexico—Avett Brothers at the Beach
September 1, 2024—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
September 2, 2024—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre

+with special guest Jeremiah Fraites (of The Lumineers)
*with special guest Leif Vollebekk
#with special guest Damien Jurado
^with special guest Bonnie Paine (of Elephant Revival)