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Deer Tick's Acoustic Clusterfolk Newport After Party Previews 'Vol. 1'

Deer Tick performed the entirety of the acoustic album (one of a pair of forthcoming releases) and have announced a fall tour.

Deer Tick
City: Newport, RI
Venue: Jane Pickens Theater
Date: 2017-07-29

Deer Tick can be found practically everywhere during Newport Folk Festival. Beyond a guest appearance on the main stage, the group had four after parties during a three-day music festival. No one can suggest they take it too easy. The same may be said about their time in the studio too. On September 15th, Deer Tick will release two entirely different albums (on Partisan) dubbed Vol 1. and Vol 2.. The first is an acoustic disc. The second is rock.

I got to hear an advance of both albums ahead of Newport, and found myself fixated on the acoustic disc. I've always enjoyed Deer Tick, but this was the first album of theirs I've repeatedly listened to in a long time. And when I realized the band would be playing the entirety of Vol 1. at the Jane Pickens Theater at the Clusterfolk after-party, I went to check it John McCauley, Chris Ryan, Dennis Ryan and Ian O'Neill do their thing in matching Hawaiian shirts (think Trader Joe's). They proceeded to play through the entirety of Vol 1., interspersing some chatter and insight into the album, and followed up with some other hits, plus a duet between McCauley and his wife Vanessa Carlton.

The band is set to tour the United States for three months in support of the records. Check out the tour dates below as well as some photos from their Newport aftershow.

TOUR DATES

09.13.17 - Nashville, TN @ The Americana Music Festival and Conference @ Mercy Lounge (Electric Set)

09.14.17 - Nashville, TN @ The Americana Music Festival and Conference @ Station Inn (Acoustic Set)

09.16.17 - Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

09.17.17 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn

09.19.17 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

09.20.17 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre

09.22.17 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom

09.23.17 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall

09.24.17 - St. Augustine, FL @ Sing Out Loud Festival

10.17.17 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

10.19.17 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre

10.20.17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center

10.21.17 - Chicago, IL @ Metro

10.22.17 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird

10.24.17 - Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barn

10.25.17 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

10.27.17 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

10.28.17 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

10.29.17 - Boulder, CO @ eTown

10.31.17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11.02.17 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett

11.03.17 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

11.04.17 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos

11.05.17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

11.07.17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent **SOLD OUT**

11.08.17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent **SOLD OUT**

11.10.17 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

11.11.17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

11.12.17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

11.13.17 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

11.14.17 - El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace

11.16.17 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater

11.17.17 - Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater

11.18.17 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk

11.24.17 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre

11.25.17 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe **SOLD OUT**

11.26.17 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe

11.29.17 - New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

11.30.17 - Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club

12.01.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

12.02.17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

12.30.17 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

12.31.17 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

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