“His messages are as contemplatively captivating as the musical details that he accentuates” – Paste
“González sounds more than ever where he belongs” – Interview Magazine
“His approach to songwriting has appeal in light of the stridency and self-righteousness of modern discourse” – Pitchfork
Following a sold out North American tour earlier this year and a series of festival performances this summer including Newport Folk Festival, José González has announced a return to the US this Fall with his full band. The first leg of this tour begins in Hollywood, Florida on September 28th and will include performances at Austin City Limits and Treasure Island Music Festival in October, marking more than 25 global festival performances in support of his latest album, Vestiges & Claws. See below for a full list of tour dates.
Pre-sale tickets, album and merch bundles will be available from Tuesday, July 28th (10am local time) at http://jose-gonzalez.com/tour-dates/. General tickets are on sale starting Friday, July 31st excluding a few select shows (check your local listings for more info.)
José González recorded a stripped-down session for World Café’s “Sense of Place” series hosted by David Dye in Stockholm this June. The session will air on WXPN Thursday, July 30th at 2pm EST and can be heard on their website here. Select NPR affiliate stations will also broadcast the session (check your local listings for broadcast times.)
Earlier this year, José González released Vestiges & Claws, his first solo album in seven years, to glowing reviews. NPR says,“González’s songs are slight little creations, with minimal words encapsulating big ideas and breezy pop melodies disguising weighty notions about life’s endlessly refracting illusions,” while Billboard says, “his voice is a singular instrument, warm and textured.”
The album was produced by González in Gothenburg, Sweden at his home, as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion. It consists of years’ worth of musical sketches that in other hands might naturally sprawl wildly in sound and style, but on Vestiges & Claws González has created a collection of songs that cohere perfectly, ensuring his position as one of the most important artists of his generation.
For a glimpse into José’s masterful and uplifting live shows, check out his recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below:
José González Live Tour Dates:
9/28: Hollywood, FL – ArtsPark Amphitheatre
9/29: St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
9/30: Orlando, FL – The Social
10/1: Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/2: New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
10/2-10/4: Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/4: Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Café & Bar
10/5: Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
10/6: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10/7: Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
10/8: Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
10/9: Oklahoma City, OK – ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
10/9-10/11: Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/12: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
10/13: Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/14: Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center – Piper
10/15: Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
10/17: North Fork, CA – Bandit Town
10/17-10/18 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
Watch the video for “Open Book” here.
Watch the video for “Leaf Off / The Cave” here.
Listen to “Leaf Off / The Cave” here.
Watch the video for “Every Age” here.
Buy the album here:
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