THE MILK CARTON KIDS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR IN MAY 2019
AMERICANA DUO TO TOUR IN SUPPORT OF GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM ‘ALL THE THINGS THAT I DID AND ALL THE THINGS THAT I DIDN’T DO’ – STREAM IT HERE
The Milk Carton Kids return to the UK and Europe for the first time since the 2018 release of their Grammy®-nominated album “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do”. The new project marks the first time that acoustic duo Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale have brought a band into the studio with them.
On this short tour, songs new and old will be played by the duo without accompaniment.
Full list of dates is below:
21 May 2019 – Stockholm – Kagelbanen (Sweden)
23 May 2019 – Berlin – Passionskirche (Germany)
24 May 2019 – Mainz – Frankfurter Hof (Germany)
25 May 2019 – Lüdenscheid – Kulturhaus Lüdenscheid (Germany) –
26 May 2019 – Amsterdam – Paradiso (Netherlands)
28 May 2019 – Dublin – Olympia Theatre (Ireland)
29 May 2019 – London – Barbican United Kingdom
Since their last studio album, “Monterey” (ANTI- 2015), life has changed dramatically for The Milk Carton Kids. Pattengale has moved
A break from years of non-stop touring, Ryan says, has yielded “space outside of the band that gives us perspective on what the band is.” But it’s not just the addition of the band here that creates something new. National politics left Ryan feeling disoriented and mournful. Pattengale’s relationship of seven years ended, and he found himself unexpectedly needing surgery for cancer. (He is cancer-free now, and accidentally broke his cigarette habit in the process.) Though they didn’t approach the new album conceptually, a theme of shattered realities began to emerge out of the songs that sparked to life.
Recent events provided a bruising background for the record, yet the project is somehow bigger than any personal grief. Two-part harmonies ride acoustic guitars high above the haunting landscape created by the presence of the
There are only so many things you can do alone in life that allow you to transcend your sense of self for even a short period,” Pattengale says. “I’m the lucky recipient of a life in which for hundreds of times, day after day, I get to spend an hour that is like speaking a language only two people know and doing it in a space with others who want to hear it.”