Today, California rock band ALO announce the 17th iteration of their annual Tour d’Amour. After a highly successful run last year in support of their recent studio album “Silver Saturdays”, the band is returning to some of their favorite venues. The run of shows will begin with a two-night stand in Seattle, a stop at Portland’s Folk Fest, a southern California weekend, a central California trio of shows, and ending w/ a special Bay area weekend in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Pacific Northwest duo Sway Wild will sup
A Musical Sojourn in Porto, with Members of Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, TAB, ALO, Fruition, and More
I just returned from a Musical Sojourn in Porto, Portugal, a weeklong musical experience featuring ALO’s Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Natalie Cressman and Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band and multiple other projects), Nikki Bluhm, members of Greensky Bluegrass, Fruition and Railroad Earth, and many other artists from the extended jam and bluegrass world. This was a unique and intimate event with six days and nights of musical tourism in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. (The entire musician list is at the end of this article.)
San Francisco, CA's ALO returned to New York City for the first time in three years, per guitarist Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz, and entertained multiple sit-ins at the iconic Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. The special guests included bassist Reed Mathis, guitarist Daniel Donato and the opening band, the Honey Island Swamp Band.
San Francisco Bay Area-based ALO delivered two sets of their infectious brand of songs and jamming on August 6, but the news-headline of the day was the inaugural performance by Jay Lane & The Mayhem. Fresh off tour with Dead and Company, drummer Lane’s Mayhem trio presented a lively, improvisational, and supremely interesting hourlong 3 p.m. set that included material by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, Lane himself, and even composer John Williams.
The Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO), California's beloved "jam-pop" sensation, is set to play the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023. The iconic trio, featuring Zach Gill, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, and Steve Adams, along with the talented drummer Ezra Lipp, will surely bring their unique concoction of infectious hooks, freewheeling improvisations, and remarkable on-stage synergy to the Fox Theatre's renowned stage.
California rock band ALO will continue their highly successful Silver Saturdays tour this November after a run of recently announced dates this August. The band has been busy touring along the West and East Coasts as they celebrate 25 years together with their new spirited ninth studio album Silver Saturdays out everywhere now via Brushfire Records.
ALO, short for Animal Liberation Orchestra, is a band consisting of Zach Gill, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz, Steve Adams, and Ezra Lipp. The three original members met in Saratoga, California when they were pre-teens and bonded over their shared love for music. They formed a band in junior high, and after years of hard work, dedication, and shared experiences, they have created their best work to date.
ALO kicked off its Tour D’Amour XVI with a dandy of a show in Grass Valley, California, on March 12. The band did perform a quickly assembled house concert on the 11th as their scheduled tour openers on the 10th and 11th at a north shore Lake Tahoe venue were scrapped due to excessive winter weather. The Moore Brothers, Greg and Thom, opened the show.