Gillian Welch Lines Up North American Tour, Returns to Canada

Gillian Welch Lines Up North American Tour, Returns to Canada
Bluegrass-tinged folk singer Gillian Welch is coming out of an eight-year hibernation to release her new album The Harrow and the Harvest later this month. As such, it's time for her to get back into the habit of performing solo on the road, which is what she will do with a comprehensive summer tour.

As previously reported, Welch will perform on the opening day of the Vancouver Folk Festival, which runs from July 15 to 17. Her other Canadian stop will be an appearance at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Hall on July 25. On top of that, she will play many shows throughout the United States in the two-month trip.

All dates are available below, with more expected to be added soon.

The Harrow and the Harvest will be available on June 28 via Welch's own Acony Records. The Decemberists' Colin Meloy has heard the record, which features the cover above, and described it as "a new Southern sound... with the sort of songs you wouldn't be surprised to hear issuing from some verdant, wooded hollow in Appalachia; Songs you'd expect to hear hollered from an Asheville grange hall, all too late in the evening. Songs with the wry humor of the back porch."

 Tour dates:

 6/30 Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival

7/6 Santa Cruz, CA - Cocoanut Grove Ballroom

7/7 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre

7/9 Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theatre

7/10 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre

7/12 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater

7/13 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre

7/15 Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Folk Festival

7/16 Olympia, WA - Capitol Theatre

7/17 Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater

7/20 St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater

7/21 Madison, WI - Capitol Theatre

7/22 Chicago, IL - VIC Theatre

7/23 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre

7/25 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall

7/30 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
8/2 Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore

8/3 Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art

8/4 Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's

8/5 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel

8/6 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

8/11 New Orleans, LA - Tipitinas Uptown

8/12 Birmingham, AL - Workplay Soundstage

8/13 Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center Concert Hall

8/14 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre

8/17 Roanoke, VA - Jefferson Cent/Shaftman Performance Hall

8/18 Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theatre

8/19 Richmond, VA - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

8/20 Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater at Levine Cent. for the Arts

8/21 Greenville, SC - Peace Center Concert Hall

8/23 Bristol, VA - Paramount Center for the Arts

8/24 Knoxville, TE - Tennessee Theater

8/27 Wilmington, NC - Winoca Festival Battleship Park

8/28 Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
9/17 Austin, TX - ACL Festival