Nathaniel Rateliff’s “And It’s Still Alright” tour kicked off on March 2 in Minneapolis. Nine days later on March 12 the rest of the tour was canceled when the pandemic hit. The sold-out nine-month run was set to feature songs from his critically acclaimed solo album, And It’s Still Alright. On Wednesday, September 30, Rateliff will livestream a performance at Colorado’s renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The show will feature various aspects of Rateliff’s stellar musicianship, ranging from stripped-back moments with just his voice and acoustic guitar to a full 10-piece folk band accompaniment, which includes a string quartet. The event will also feature opening act Kevin Morby, who was originally scheduled to perform with Rateliff as part of his cancelled Red Rocks dates in August. “It means a lot to me to have Kevin with us who is one of my favorite songwriters,” notes Rateliff.
Filmed with 9 cameras, viewers will have unprecedented access to the musicians, stage and iconic venue for a full-fledged virtual event while capturing a moving performance from Rateliff’s “And It’s Still Alright” tour. The livestream event will feature custom lighting that sets stage as a beautiful backdrop captured by roaming cameras, drone footage and stark imagery of the empty venue. The livestream follows Rateliff’s five-night run of socially distanced shows at Red Rocks—his first performances with an audience since March. Fans can purchase tickets to the event here: https://go.seated.com/events/80016635-149e-4abd-93a9-c8c56cc3d3c1
“This is our way of sharing the show with everyone around the world. We worked as hard as ever to put this show together and we don’t know when we will be able to get back out there,” says Rateliff. “Whether you are on stage or in the audience Red Rocks is certainly the best place in the world to play. Our year has been strange and our future uncertain, I think the only thing we can do is try to understand each other better and love each other. It is a hard time and I encourage everyone to be open and vulnerable to those you love. They are just waiting for you.”
The Marigold Project is Rateliff's foundation dedicated to economic, racial and social justice. A portion of the events proceeds will benefit MusiCares. “MusiCares has been there for us, for our band and crew, in times of need. We honor their work and we are very glad to continue our support of this organization that cares for the broad music family,” says Rateliff. Lean more about the foundation at the-marigold-project.org.
Earlier this year, Rateliff released his latest solo album, And It’s Still Alright, on Stax Records. The album as well as its title track are nominated for Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2020 Americana Awards & Honors. In addition, the album peaked at #3 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk chart, landed at #2 on their Current Rock chart and resided at #1 on the Americana Albums Chart for eight consecutive weeks. The title track was #1 for eight consecutive weeks at Triple A Radio, #1 for nine consecutive weeks at the Americana Singles chart and #1 for three weeks at Non-Commercial radio. The track “Time Stands” also peaked at #1 on the Americana Singles chart and is currently in the Top 5 at Triple A Radio. Fans can purchase And It’s Still Alright here: https://found.ee/NRAndItsStillAlright-Album