Spafford has already announced 17 dates for their headlining 2018 winter tour, ‘For Amusement Only,’ and today, the band shares 12 additional dates, this time across the West Coast.
The tour picks up again on February 28th, 2018 at Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA, hitting Santa Barbara, CA, Crystal Bay, NV and San Rafael, CA before heading to the Pacific Northwest. The band will then play Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend, OR and the Shakedown in Bellingham, WA. After that, Spafford will head inland for dates in Missoula, MT, Boise, ID, and Salt Lake City, UT before concluding this stint with three nights in Colorado; those performances include plays at the Belly Up in Aspen, Barkley Ballroom in Frisco and Ullrs Tavern in Winter Park. A full list of 2018 dates can be found below.
Spafford is quickly becoming one of the music scene’s most-buzzed-about live bands. The Arizona-based quartet — composed of Brian Moss (guitar/vocals), Jordan Fairless (bass/vocals), Andrew “Red” Johnson (keys/vocals) and Cameron Laforest (drums/percussion/vocals) — has become known for their brilliant improvisation, genre-bending sound, and energetic live performances. With this past fall’s release of Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience, Spafford once again redefined what it means to make music in the digital age, delivering a studio effort improvised much like a live show. They followed up the release of Abaculus with a stunning hour-long improvisation during their Echo Session, which can be viewed here.
Though Spafford first toured outside the Southwest at the tail end of 2016, the group has quickly transformed into a nationally touring powerhouse over the past year. Throughout 2017, Spafford has been consistently selling out venues across the country, and during this past festival season, the band made appearances at high-profile events like Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Peach Music Festival, North Coast, and most recently, Suwannee Hulaween.
Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale Friday, December 1st at 10 am PST/1 pm EST. For more information on specific dates, please visit the band’s website.
‘For Amusement Only’ Tour Dates
1/11 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
1/12 - Milwaukee, WI - Miramar Theatre
1/13 - Detroit, MI - El Club
1/14 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
1/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
1/18 - Buffalo, NY - Iron Works
1/19 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
1/20 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
1/23 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
1/24 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar
1/25 - Washington, D.C. - Union Stage
1/26 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall -
1/27 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
1/31 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
2/1 - Tampa, FL - The Crowbar
2/2 - Orlando, FL - The Social
2/3 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
2/28 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
3/1 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho
3/2 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club Casino
3/3 - San Rafael, CA - Terrapin Crossroads
3/7 - Bend, OR - Volcanic Theatre Pub
3/8 - Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown
3/9 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
3/10 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
3/11- Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
3/14 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
3/16 - Frisco, CO - Barkley Ballroom
3/17 - Winter Park, CO - Ullrs Tavern