Old Crow Medicine Show scored a career high with the release of their fourth full-length studio album, Carry Me Back, which earned them their highest chart position ever.
Carry Me Back sold over 17,000 copies in its debut week, landing at #22 on the Billboard Albums Chart, leading to both the band's best ever sales week and their highest ever charting position. The album also was #1 on both the Bluegrass and Folk charts and is the #4 Country album in the nation.
The band just embarked on a tour in support of Carry Me Back, playing shows at capacity in multiple markets; the band will continue touring in the coming weeks, including a show this Saturday in Nashville with the reunited, original line-up of BR5-49 opening. The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids will serve as openers for other tour dates.
Carry Me Back was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly). Hutt pushed the band in a whole new way that they hadn't been pushed before. "Ted Hutt asked us to really dig deep as artists, as songwriters, to get to the heart of the matter of these songs, and especially not to settle for anything less than their greatness," recalls Ketch Secor of the band. Secor is also very proud of the result of the band's songwriting efforts on the album, saying "For me, Carry Me Back is all about the songs, how they line up, intertwine, switch partners, and promenade home. Each of these songs was an accident waiting to happen."
July 26 - Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre w/Gabriel Kelley
July 27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre w/Gabriel Kelley SOLD OUT
July 28 - Nashville, TN @ The Woods at Fontanel with BR5-49
August 1 - Richmond, VA @ Maymont Park w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids
August 2 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids
August 3 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids
August 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids
August 6 - New York, NY @ SummerStage, Central Park w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids SOLD OUT
August 8 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids SOLD OUT
August 9 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids
August 10 - Burlington, VT @ Waterfront Park w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids
August 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE w/The Lumineers
August 17 - Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center w/The Lumineers
August 18 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre w/The Lumineers
August 19 - Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/The Lumineers & Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
August 23 - Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre w/The Lumineers & Milk Carton Kids
August 24 - Knoxville, TN @ The Tennessee Theatre w/ The Lumineers & Milk Carton Kids
August 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theater w/The Lumineers & The Milk Carton Kids