Sam Amidon 2017 Fall Tour Dates

Article Contributed by Tony Margherit… | Published on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Experimental folk artist and composer Sam Amidon has announced new tour dates in support of his latest album, The Following Mountain. The tour is Amidon’s first in the US since 2015 and begins in Seattle on September 23 with additional stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and more before culminating in New York City on October 10. The US tour is followed soon-after by a European leg that includes performances in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam and more, as well as Amidon’s first headlining performance at London’s Union Chapel on October 26. See below for complete tour details.

Out now on Nonesuch Records, The Following Mountain represents a new approach for Amidon. He shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, the album features guest appearances by drummer Milford Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan and saxophonist Sam Gendel. It is Amidon’s sixth album and follows Lily-O, his 2014 Nonesuch Records collaboration with Bill Frisell.

Sam Amidon Tour Dates


Sep 1 Jazz Festival Willisau Willisau, CH
Sep 23 Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle, WA
Sep 24 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Sep 26 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
Sep 27 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Sep 29 Daniels Hall Denver, CO
Oct 3 Colectivo Coffee Milwaukee, WI
Oct 4 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 6 The Drake Hotel Toronto, ON
Oct 8 Songbyrd Washington, D.C.
Oct 9 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Oct 10 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Oct 19 Scalateatern Källare Stockholm, SE
Oct 20 Café Mono Oslo, NO
Oct 22 Folk å Rock Malmo, SE
Oct 23 Atlas Aarhus, DK
Oct 24 Lille Vega Copenhagen, DK
Oct 26 Union Chapel London, UK
Oct 28 Forum Freies Theater Dusseldorf, DE
Oct 29 Nochtspeicher Hamburg, DE
Oct 30 Privatclub Berlin, DE
Nov 1 Espace B Paris, FR
Nov 2 Chäslage Stans, CH
Nov 4 AB Club Brussels, BE
Nov 5 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, NL
Nov 7 Whelan's Dublin, IE
Nov 8 Cyprus Avenue Cork, IE