ALO To Tour This Spring
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:45:34
ALO have announced an initial run of US tour dates this Spring in support of the group's forthcoming album Sounds Like This, to be released May 8, 2012 on Brushfire Records.
ALO's fourth release on the Brushfire Records label (owned and op'ed by singer/songwriter/surfer Jack Johnson) showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring uncharted musical terrain.
With its vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, Sounds Like This sees ALO operating with verve and vitality, their funk pop 'n roll aglow with exceptional song craft and danceable grooves.
ALO let their imagination run free, both musically and lyrically, resulting in larger-than-life highlights such as "Cowboys and Chorus Girls" or the self-explanatory glitterball workout, "Room for Bloomin."
At the heart of the album is ALO's raucous reverie for days past, "Blew Out the Walls," as well as its more subdued sibling, "Sounds Like That" (included exclusively as an iTunes bonus track), which reverberates with the excitement and passion of a rock 'n' roll band in its nascent stage.
Long acclaimed for their deft musicianship, potent songwriting, and astonishing on-stage interaction, the members of ALO have played together for more than two decades, with the current lineup now in its 10th year and counting.
An EPK can be found here.
3/16/12 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
3/24/12 Steamboat Ski Area - Steamboat Springs, CO (Free Show)
4/20/12 Main Street Arts Fest - Fort Worth, TX (Free Show)
4/21/12 Crawfest - New Orleans, LA (Free Show)
4/27/12 Republic - New Orleans, LA (Nolafunk series)
5/9/12 Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
5/10/12 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
5/11/12 World Café Live - Philadelphia, PA
5/12/12 8 x 10 - Baltimore, MD
5/14/12 U St. Music Hall - Washington, DC
5/16/12 Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
5/17/12 Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
5/18/12 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
5/19/12 Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
5/22/12 Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
5/23/12 Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
5/24/12 Rathskeller - Indianapolis, IN
5/25/12 Martyr's - Chicago, IL
5/26/12 - 5/27/12 Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL*
5/31/12 Wakarusa Festival - Ozark, AR
6/8/12 Browns Island - Richmond, VA
6/7/12 - 6/10/12 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival*
7/5/12 - 7/8/12 High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA*
7/28/12 Floyd Fest - Floyd, VA
*Performance date to be announced
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