The Apache Relay will busy on the road this summer having announced North American tour treks with both Young The Giant and Mumford & Sons.
The band will be hitting the road in July beginning with a date at Milwaukee Summerfest on July 5, before heading out on the road supporting Young The Giant for a number of dates and a headline date on July 22 at New York City's Mercury Lounge.
The band will follow up these shows by following good friends Mumford & Sons on their specially curated "Gentlemen of the Road" Stopovers across the United States in August. The Apache Relay are one of the only bands that will be playing at every Stopover.
Mumford & Sons selected The Apache Relay to join them along the GOTR Stopovers, saying "Nashville is well represented at the GOTR stopover and people may love it for being a country music town, but what do people know eh? The 'Shville is a rock n roll town. Each member of The Apache Relay maybe pitiful examples of 'southern gents' but they embody that rock n roll. Their album American Nomad is sick, not just in the rock n roll sense of the word (vomit, to clarify) but in the hipster sense too (awesome, to clarify). Listen to them now and start believing."
The Apache Relay's last album, American Nomad, was produced by Neilson Hubbard and features tracks penned by lead singer Michael Ford Jr. The album also offers The Apache Relay's cover of Bruce Springsteen's "State Trooper," a song that has become a staple for the band. "We all were influenced by Nebraska, and we played the song out of necessity in the very beginning because we didn't have enough material to fill the set," says Ford Jr.
Upcoming Tour Dates
7/5 - Milwaukee,WI @ Summerfest Henry Maier Festival Park
7/6 - Kansas City, MO @ Power and Light District *
7/10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room *
7/12 - Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park *
7/14 - Toronto, CA @ Edgefest
7/16 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
7/17 - Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale *
7/19 - Buffalo, NY @ Thursdays at the Harbor *
7/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live *
7/22 - New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Headline show)
7/21 - Montauk, NY @ SPIN's annual Surf Lodge Concert Series
7/28 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park
8/4 - Portland, ME @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover ^
8/11 - Bristol, TN @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover %
8/18 - Dixon, IL @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover #
8/25 - Monterey, CA @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover ~
* With Young The Giant
^ With Mumford & Sons, St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Simone Felice, Haim
% With Mumford & Sons, Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, Jeff The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Simone Felice, Haim
# With Mumford & Sons, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Haim
~ With Mumford & Sons, Two Gallants, Grouplove, The Very Best, Haim