The Dead South

With a new album out and a standing ovation for their Grand Ole Opry debut in the books, The Dead South now set off on the Chains & Stakes World Tour, which will cover North America, Australia, and Europe throughout 2024.

The Dead South announce their return to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, this time for two nights, July 12 and 13, 2024. Tickets will be available to the public on Friday, December 8 at 9am CT. The two shows are an exciting addition to a busy year ahead that will see the band headline major festivals across North America, Australia and Europe, release a new album, make their  live debut in Mexico, and more.

“If time heals everything…” The Dead South introduce their fourth studio album with “Tiny Wooden Box,” a song that gets right into it with a big hypothetical. The first single and video from forthcoming Chains & Stakes, out February 9, 2024, shows the four-piece in top form in a rolling, roiling “State Trooper” style finger-picked nail-biter.

Propelled by the momentum of a gold-certified single for “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company,” two Canadian JUNO Award wins for Traditional Roots Album of the Year and sold out tours worldwide with performances at iconic live destinations including Glastonbury, Brixton Academy, and Red Rocks Amphitheater, the finger-picking four-piece offer a highly nonconformist, hugely entertaining take on the traditional string band sound.

With their eagerly-awaited joint covers EPs Easy Listening for Jerks, Parts I & II arriving on the 4th March, bluegrass icons The Dead South are now showcasing their forthcoming collection with a vibrant rendition of System Of A Down’s iconic anthem ‘Chop Suey’.

The Dead South share a string-laced take on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” with banjo and mandolin twined around sparse cello and forlorn baritone vocals. The new cover is found on Easy Listening for Jerks Part 1, half of a forthcoming double EP set that travels from nitty gritty Nashville to west coast weird and back again, putting The Dead South’s renegade acoustic approach to classics of two very different sorts.

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Carter Family meets Addams Family in Easy Listening for Jerks, two new covers EPs by gold-certified prairie pickers The Dead South

Carter Family meets Addams Family in Easy Listening for Jerks, two new covers EPs by gold-certified prairie pickers The Dead South.

Black Deer Festival, Europe’s premier Americana playground, has revealed further festival favourites as part of its ‘three years in the making’ 2022 comeback line-up. The UK’s ‘Best New Festival’ takes place in the wild and spectacular surroundings of the oldest deer park in England, and will welcome Van Morrison, Wilco (Uk Exclusive), The Waterboys, Foy Vance, Drive-By Truckers, The Dead South and many more to its stages next summer.

The Dead South’s Served Cold tour picks up where it left off with newly announced shows in the USA. Served Cold fall openers include Chance McCoy of Old Crow Medicine Show, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Six Shooter Records labelmates Elliott BROOD.

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