GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV CONFIRMS RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE HEADLINE SHOW AUGUST 4

2019 TOUR BEGINS TOMORROW, SOLD-OUT RYMAN AUDITORIUM SHOW ON THURSDAY

EVENING MACHINES OUT TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Gregory Alan Isakov confirms his return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a headline performance on August 4. Tickets for the show, with support from Mountain Man, go on sale this Friday, January 11 at 10:00am local time; presale begins Thursday, January 10 at 10:00am local time. This follows last year’s sold-out show at the famed venue and his hugely successful fall tour, which included sold-out shows in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle and more.

Isakov’s 2019 winter tour kicks off this week including a sold-out headline debut at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, two sold-out shows at San Francisco’s The Fillmore and sold-out stops at Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre, Baltimore’s SoundStage and more. Other recent tour additions include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival and a stretch of shows in Australia in March. A portion of ticket sales for select shows in January and February will support charitable nonprofits the Southern Africa Education Fund and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. See below for more info and a complete tour itinerary.

These performances further celebrate Isakov’s critically acclaimed new album, Evening Machines, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart. Appearing on the album is the song, “San Luis,” whose “mesmerizing” music video debuted at NPR Music/WXPN—watch/share here. Out now on Dualtone Records (stream/purchase here), the record continues to receive widespread praise…


“Evening Machines showcases his emotionally evocative songwriting style; rich in narrative detail and beautifully contemplative.” –NPR Music

“…characteristically ruminative…blending a gentle spaciousness with dusky atmospheres and carefully nuanced textures.” –Billboard

“…beautiful collisions of acoustic instruments, Isakov’s soothing vocals and otherworldly noise.”
“…unfolds at a gentle pace…[it] is the sound of befuddlement turned into beauty.” –Rolling Stone

“It’s an album of small intentions with a grand sweep, intimate and boundless at the same time.”
“That simple presentation leaves nothing for Isakov to hide behind. He lets the stripped down nuances of his lyrics and musicianship speak for themselves; the results are deceptively straightforward but immense in their complexity.” –Paste

“…finds the gifted songwriter doing what he does best: painting a landscape in simple language that stirs our most complex emotions.” –Consequence Of Sound

“His songs are lush, delicate and considered…Evening Machines is poised to push Isakov even higher...In significant ways, it’s his most mature and singular-sounding record to date.” –The Denver Post

“Isakov’s swooping melodies still feel like fall to me. His new album, Evening Machines, hits all kinds of melancholy sonic spots.” –Outside

“Atmospheric, opaque, and layered with texture… electronically accented folk-rock.” –The Bluegrass Situation

“A dark gem of a record…brooding and beautiful.”
“The 12-song set feels derived from moonlight; an insomniac’s journal refined into an elegant, leather-bound codex.” –AllMusic

“The music on Evening Machines is powerful, vulnerable and surprising… a completely exciting and gorgeous record.” –Folk Alley

“Isakov doesn't reinvent his sound in this album, he reignites it…” –Earmilk

Best Albums of 2018
“A moody, intoxicating masterpiece.”
“Underneath the rich, unique production technique is a master songwriter…easily one of the best albums I’ve heard so far this year.” –pop matters

“Isakov’s latest is an evocative album, consistently holding a listener’s attention.”
Evening Machines suspends time and space as well as the simultaneous mood of earthiness mixed with that surreal somewhere else. –No Depression


Evening Machines is both spacious and intimate, like a walk with a friend at dusk. As your friend talks to you, the sounds of twilight surround you both.” –Glide Magazine


Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the twelve-track album—via Suitcase Town Music (Isakov’s label) and his first in partnership with Dualtone Records—was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against).

Of the record—his fourth full-length studio album and first in five years—Isakov comments, “I’d work really hard into the night. A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens. It doesn't matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”

The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of twelve of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, “Liars,” praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim including critical notice at NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR Music, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, etc. Most recently, Isakov’s song “If I Go, I’m Goin” was featured on Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now calling Colorado home, Isakov is a lifelong traveler. Since his debut in 2003, Isakov has self-released three full-length studio albums on his independent label Suitcase Town Music with over 370,000 in sales and has toured widely building a devoted international audience. He’s also toured extensively with artists including Iron & Wine, Ani DiFranco, Blind Pilot, Passenger, Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlile, and Nathaniel Rateliff and, since his debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in November 2013, has performed with symphonies across the county including: the Seattle Symphony, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, among others.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 Nick Mallchok 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.,


EVENING MACHINES TRACK LIST

1. Berth
2. San Luis
3. Southern Star
4. Powder
5. Bullet Holes
6. Was I Just Another One
7. Caves
8. Chemicals
9. Dark, Dark, Dark
10. Too Far Away
11. Where You Gonna Go
12. Wings in All Black

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
*with The Milk Carton Kids
†with Shook Twins
‡with Danny Black (from Good Old War)
§with Laura Gibson
**with John Craigie
††with Harrison Storm
‡‡with Mountain Man

BOLD – general on sale Friday, January 11 at 10:00am local time; presale begins on Thursday, January 10 at 10:00am local time.

January 9 /// St. Louis, MO /// Ready Room (SOLD OUT) #
January 10 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium* (SOLD OUT) #
January 11 /// Durham, NC /// Carolina Theatre of Durham† (SOLD OUT) #
January 12 /// Baltimore, MD /// Baltimore Soundstage† (SOLD OUT) #
January 13 /// Charlotte, NC /// McGlohon Theatre† (SOLD OUT) #
January 15 /// Charleston, SC /// Music Hall† #
January 16 /// Atlanta, GA /// Buckhead Theatre† (SOLD OUT) #
January 17 /// New Orleans, LA /// Civic Theatre† #
January 18 /// Santa Rosa Beach, FL /// 30A Songwriters Festival #
January 19 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel‡ (SOLD OUT) #
January 20 /// Morgantown, WV /// Mountain Stage
January 22 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Jefferson Theatre‡ (SOLD OUT) #
January 23 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Mr. Smalls Theatre‡ #
January 24 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall‡ #
January 25 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// Ann Arbor Folk Festival #
January 26 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// Fountain Street Church‡ #
January 27 /// Madison, WI /// Capitol Theatre‡ (SOLD OUT) #
January 28 /// Lincoln, NE /// Bourbon Theatre‡ #
February 7 /// Colorado Springs, CO /// Stargazers Theatre§ (SOLD OUT) ##
February 8 /// Colorado Springs, CO /// Stargazers Theatre§ (SOLD OUT) ##
February 9 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Meow Wolf§ (SOLD OUT) ##
February 10 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Meow Wolf§ (SOLD OUT) ##
February 11 /// Tucson, AZ /// Rialto Theater§ ##
February 12 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Van Buren§ ##
February 14 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore** (SOLD OUT) ##
February 15 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore§ (SOLD OUT) ##
March 6 /// Brisbane, AUS /// The Triffid††
March 8 /// Melbourne, AUS /// The Croxton††
March 9-11 /// Port Fairy, AUS /// Port Fairy Folk Festival
March 14 /// Perth, AUS /// Badlands††
March 15 /// Adelaide, AUS /// Jive††
March 16 /// Sydney, AUS /// Factory Theatre††
June 20-23 /// Telluride, CO /// Telluride Bluegrass Festival
July 27 /// Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)
August 4 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡‡

# – $1 from each ticket sold for this show will support the Southern Africa Education Fund (SAEF). SAEF helps children in the remote village of Aussenkehr, Namibia receive the education necessary to lift themselves and their families out of poverty by building classrooms and playgrounds to uplift educational standards. For more information visit: http://www.saeducationfund.org.

## – $1 from each ticket sold for this show will support Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a non-profit that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more information visit: www.sweetrelief.org.


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