Hot on the heels of their performance at the 18th annual Americanafest in Nashville, Chapel Hill’s acclaimed indie-Americana band Mipso are heading back on the road as part of the Campfire Caravan tour with The Brothers Comatose and The Lil Smokies. Kicking off on Tuesday, September 26th in Billings, MT, Campfire Caravan will make their way across the country, hitting over 30 cities on their way. The tour brings Mipso to the western half of the U.S. for the first time since the release of their new album Coming Down The Mountain, hitting cities in the West Coast and the Rocky Mountains, then in the Midwest, East Coast and South before concluding the tour at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on November 18th, 2017. View the full list of “Campfire Caravan” tour dates and purchase tickets at www.campfirecaravan.com.
Check out Mipso’s new video for “Hurt So Good” filmed live at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver, CO HERE
With Mipso, The Brothers Comatose and The Lil Smokies each quickly rising the Americana music ranks, “Campfire Caravan” is a nod to the musicians’ early days playing music, when they’d perform for friends and family in basements, living rooms, and around campfires. “Campfire Caravan” celebrates the American tradition of gathering communities around music. In an untraditional format, all three bands rotate in the lineup with no single ensemble acting as the tour headliner. A completely different show will be presented in each city with spontaneous collaborations amongst the groups taking place between sets. More information available at www.campfirecaravan.com.
This past spring, Mipso released their highly anticipated new album, Coming Down The Mountain, to rave reviews. It quickly shot up the Billboard album charts and debuted in the Top 5 of the Bluegrass Album Charts, with the single “Coming Down the Mountain” charting at #49 on the AMA Americana Radio Chart. The album spent weeks at #1 on The Roots Music Report Top 50 Americana Country Album and Top 50 Country Album Charts. Of the album, No Depression states, “More songs like this and Mipso will corner the market in a new genre. Something like progressive-Americana or Roots-Progressive. What a way to pump life into a once hallowed music form – progressive rock.” Available now CD, vinyl and on all digital service providers, listen to Coming Down The Mountain on Spotify here.
Coming Down The Mountain is Mipso’s fourth album release, and follows up their critically lauded Old Time Reverie (2015). After a year and a half of intense touring following their 2015 release, Mipso returned to their home state to write and record. Huddling in a friend’s barn on land usually used for growing garlic and training dogs, they collected their ideas, shared influences, and discussed thoughts on what would eventually become Coming Down The Mountain. The album’s ten songs – all originals - finds Mipso exploring the ideas of our changing relationship to the idea of home, and about being pushed or pulled by forces bigger than us. Produced by Brad Cook (Megafaun), and adding pedal steel, drums, banjo, and keyboards to the mix, the music on Coming Down The Mountain is full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes that impart intimacy.
MIPSO FALL TOUR DATES:
Wednesday, September 27 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Center for Arts & Culture
Thursday, September 28 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
Friday, September 29 – Portland, OR – McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom
Saturday, September 30 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Sunday, October 1 – Eugene, OR – Hi-Fi Music Hall
Tuesday, October 3 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Wednesday, October 4 – Paso Robles, CA – Barrelhouse Brewing Co
Thursday, October 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
Friday, October 6 – San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Saturday, October 7 – San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Sunday, October 8 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote's Music Hall
Tuesday, October 10 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
Wednesday, October 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Urban Lounge
Thursday, October 12 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Friday, October 13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Ivywild School
Saturday, October 14 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
October 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
October 28 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena
Friday, November 3 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Saturday, November 4 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Sunday, November 5 – Detroit, MI – Otus Supply
Tuesday, November 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – James Street Ballroom
Thursday, November 9 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Friday, November 10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Saturday, November 11 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
Sunday, November 12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Tuesday, November 14 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Wednesday, November 15 – Nashville, TN – The Mercury Lounge
Thursday, November 16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Friday, November 17 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Saturday, November 18 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
*Additional Mipso tour dates to be announced soon.