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Rose City Band Announce Full-Band UK & Ireland Tour 

March 12, 2022

Rose City Band Announce Full-Band UK & Ireland Tour 

Following the release of their acclaimed third album Earth TripRose City Band have announced their first full-band UK and Ireland tour for September 2022. The band draws on guitarist Ripley Johnson’s deep links into the Portland underground music scene, featuring Thrill Jockey labelmate Dewey Mahood(Plankton Wat) on bass and Mahood’s collaborator Dustin Dybvig on drums, alongside Barry Walker on pedal steel and Paul Hasenberg on keyboards. The band will also be touring west coast U.S. in May, with more worldwide dates to be announced. Ahead of the tour, the band have shared the live video for Earth Trip single “In The Rain”, elevating the track’s shimmering melodies and bittersweet beauty to transcendence in the live arrangement.

On Earth Trip, Rose City Band color songs with a country-rock twang and a melancholic, wistful undertone. The group’s laid-back and classically West Coast songs communicate emotions entirely of the moment, ruminating on our relationship to the natural world and pining for summers spent in the company of friends while also meditating on the power of space and stillness. Recorded primarily at Johnson’s home in Portland and mixed by Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas, Cave), the songs on Earth Trip make deft use of space through their lean arrangements, Barry Walker’s shimmering pedal steel, open and elongated guitar melodies, and upfront and intimate vocals. Johnson’s lithe guitar playing treads an equally fine line between country and cosmic, melodies blooming into long reverb trails and solos evocative of radiant summer warmth.

Rose City Band UK tour dates:
Sep. 2 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 3 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Psych Festival
Sep. 4 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Sep. 5 – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
Sep. 6 – Newscastle, UK – The Cluny
Sep. 7 – Todmorden, UK – Golden Lion
Sep. 8 – Belfast, UK – Black Box
Sep. 10 – Liverpool, UK – District 
Sep. 11 – Birmingham, UK – The Hare & Hounds
Sep. 12 – Bristol, UK – Crofters Rights
Sep. 13 – London, UK – Moth Club
Sep. 14 – Norwich, UK – Arts Centre

Order Rose City Band’s Earth Trip:
http://thrilljockey.com/products/earth-trip

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