Grace Potter is loading up the bus this summer and fall for the Mother Road tour. The stretch of 18 concerts from September through October comes in support of the songstress’s upcoming album of the same name, out August 18th via Fantasy.
The run begins in the Northeast, where Potter will spend the majority of the tour. Starting in Orono, ME on September 7th, Potter will hit hotspots in New England and New York including Providence, RI (9/8), Lewiston, NY (9/9), Hammondsport, NY (9/10), Concord, NH (9/14), Albany, NY (9/17), Bridgeport, CT (9/22), and finally New York City’s The Rooftop at Pier 17 (9/23).
Potter then begins an East Coast run with shows in Pennslyvania (9/24, 9/30), Wilmington, NC (9/27), and Richmond, VA (9/29) before marching westward through the Midwest. Stops in Kalamazoo, MI (10/4), Milwaukee (10/5), Des Moines, IA (10/6), and Chicago (10/7) follow before Potter returns east. The Mother Road tour wraps in the Southeast with shows in Atlanta (11/17) and finally Charlotte (11/18).
Fans can sign up for an artist pre-sale by texting GRACEPOTTER to 29147 in order to receive a password for the private pre-sale, happening now. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m.
Announced back in May, Mother Road finds Potter paying tribute to the one place she feels at home, the open road. Inspired by John Steinbeck along with an experience running away as a child as well as a lifetime spent on tour, Mother Road is a love letter from Potter to her own wanderlust.
“In Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck called Route 66 the ‘The Mother of all roads…the road of flight,’” Potter shared in a press release. “As I zeroed out my odometer and started west on my road trip across the U.S., I hoped that driving the road of flight would give me a bird’s eye view of my life. But it didn’t take long to realize that I was not flying; I was running away. In the solitude, I found myself smashing open the piggy bank of deeply-buried memories. Those gems of my real-life exploits spilled into my creative consciousness and emboldened me to write an album that reaches far beyond what actually happened–launching me down the alternate-reality roads of what could have happened.”
Mother Road is available here for pre-order.
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