Brandi Carlile Set for Pin Drop Tour
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:10:43
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Shhh. What's that sound? Oh, just that of a pin dropping!
Brandi Carlile's concerts are always intimate affairs, even when she headlines huge venues. But she does not and will not forget her roots and she is returning to 'em this fall.
That's right. This fall, Carlile is upping the intimacy quotient even further with the Pin Drop Tour.
What's that, you ask?
Settle in and we'll tell you.
Carlile will be playing completely unplugged - no amps, no microphones - at small theatres that are uniquely suited to such performances.
She will be joined onstage by The Twins --bandmates/co-writers Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth-- and cellist Josh Neumann.
This is such a unique and daring way to present her music. #LuvBrandiCarlile.
"Without giving away too many surprises, I imagine this to be a very vocal-centric set. Heavy on the humanity and light on the affectation. Lots of human percussion and hollering!" says Carlile.
Oh, this sounds like it will be FUCKING AWESOME!
The "Pin Drop" concept is an ambitious extension of something Carlile has been doing in concert recently: unplugging and playing one song with The Twins while standing in front of the stage. It's the kind of tour she's been dreaming about ever since fate threw her a curve one night nearly 10 years ago.
"We had only been playing clubs and bars up to that point, but as we started opening for bigger acts, we got to cut our teeth in these big, beautiful theatres. One night, in the middle of our 30 minute set, the entire PA system stopped working," recalls Carlile. "For a band our size, those were 30 very important minutes. As the clock ticked away, Tim suggested that we just walk out to the front of the stage and play our loudest song. We were so surprised to hear the sound thundering back at us from the end of the room and the crowd loved hearing the room, too. It was then that we started discussing pre amplification and sans amplification venues in the United States and how we might be able to put on a show this way."
We love how Brandi Carlile is changing the game and flipping the script with this tour. Go, girl! Slay, lady, slay!
Brandi Carlile Pin Drop Tour Dates:
10/1 - Portsmouth, NH @ Portsmouth Music Hall
10/3 - Cambridge, MA @ Sanders Theatre
10/4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Perelman Theater
10/6 - Vienna, VA @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
10/7 - Vienna, VA @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
10/9 - New York, NY @ New York Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall
10/10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Lecture Hall
10/13 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk
10/14 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk
10/15 - Stoughton, WI @ Stoughton Opera House
For more tour info, visit brandicarlile.com.
Will you hear a Pin Drop with Brandi Carlile?