Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to make Grand Ole Opry debut

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will make their Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, March 3. Fans can tune in to their Opry appearance via and the Opry’s mobile app as well as the Opry’s flagship radio station, 650 AM WSM.

The Saturday night performance will run on a 30-minute delay on Willie’s Roadhouse on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Grand Ole Opry performances are also streamed live at Opry City Stage, the new restaurant and music venue in New York City’s Time Square.

The performance will be in support of the bands highly anticipated album, Tearing at the Seams, out March 9 on Stax Records.  For the fourth consecutive week the album’s lead single “You Worry Me” is the #1 track at Triple A and Americana radio. The song also set a Billboard chart record for the most single week spins ever at Triple A radio. Tearing at the Seams is available for pre-order here:

The new music is receiving early critical acclaim—Rolling Stone declares, “The first single from his forthcoming LP adds Southern-rock bite and weary longing to make for his most urgent song yet,” while Relix adds, “Rateliff & The Night Sweats consistently prove that they’re well up to the task before them, that is, to preserve the classic-soul style that their storied label has always embodied. It’s little wonder then that Tearing at the Seams is so potent and profound.” Q Magazine furthers, “If anything, Tearing at the Seams more accurately captures the feel of Rateliff’s stirring live performances. There’s a looseness and sense of fun here, perhaps because for the first time the songs were written in the company of his band.”

Initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff & The Night Sweats re-established their dynamic off the stage and in the studio. “For the first record I demo-ed everything up and created most of the parts,” says Rateliff. “This time, I felt like we’ve all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere. We should all have that experience together.” The band finished recording with producer Richard Swift—who has helmed records for The Shins and Foxygen, in addition to The Night Sweats’ debut—collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band’s emotion and intensity.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are: Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys), Andy Wild (saxophone), Scott Frock (trumpet) and Jeff Dazey (saxophone).



1. Shoe Boot

2. Be There

3. A Little Honey

4. Say It Louder

5. Hey Mama

6. Babe I Know

7. Intro

8. Coolin’ Out (featuring Lucius)

9. Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home)

10. You Worry Me

11. Still Out There Running

12. Tearing at the Seams



March 3—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry

March 8—New York, NY—Apollo Theatre

March 15—Spicewood, TX—Luck Reunion

May 5—Saint Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live*

May 6—Atlanta, GA—Shaky Knees Festival

May 8—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore*

May 9—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz*

May 11—Asheville, NC—Highland Brewing Company*

May 12—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater*

May 14—Richmond, VA—The National

May 16—Washington, DC—Anthem

May 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall

May 19—Montreal, QC—MTelus

May 31—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island†

June 1—Indianapolis, IN—Lawn at White River State Park

June 2—Lewiston, NY—Artpark Amphitheater†

June 3—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica†

June 5—Cooperstown, NY—Brewery Ommegang 

June 6—Philadelphia, PA—Skyline Stage at the Mann Center

June 8—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion‡

June 9— Forest Hills, NY—Forest Hills Stadium§

August 3—Kansas City, MO—Crossroads

August 4—Des Moines, IA—Hinterland Festival

August 5—St. Paul, MN—The Palace Theatre

August 7—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheatre

August 9—Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater

August 10—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Amphitheater

August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater

August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater

August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
August 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre††

November 7—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center (Folk Set) ‡‡

November 8—Grand Junction, CO—Avalon Theatre (Folk Set) ‡‡

November 10—Denver, CO—Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (Folk Set) ‡‡


*w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

†w/ The Head & The Heart

‡w/ Deer Tick

§w/ The Head & The Heart and Hiss Golden Messenger

**w/ Tank and the Bangas

††w/ Slim Cessna's Auto Club

‡‡w/ John Prine