NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS PERFORM TO OVER 15,000 FANS AT SXSW’S AUDITORIUM SHORES OUTDOOR STAGE

ACCLAIMED ALBUM TEARING AT THE SEAMS
DEBUTS AT #11 ON THE BILLBOARD 200

“YOU WORRY ME” #1 AT TRIPLE A RADIO FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK

It’s been an eventful release week for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats. Last Monday, the band returned to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to perform their hit single, “You Worry Me.” The visit included a “Cover Room” session that featured an acoustic rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.” The band then travelled to Austin for a series of high profile performances at SXSW that included The Pandora Stage, special appearances at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion and a mesmerizing Friday night headlining performance for 15,000 fans at the city’s outdoor venue Auditorium Shores, all in support of the group’s acclaimed new album, Tearing at the Seams, out now on Stax Records. The record is available for purchase HERE.

This week, Tearing at the Seams entered the Billboard 200 chart at #11. The album also debuted at #6 on the Top Current Album Sales, #4 on Top Current Rock and #1 on Top Americana/Folk charts. Additionally, “You Worry Me” is #1 on the Triple A charts for the seventh consecutive week and #1 for the eighth straight week on the American Singles chart. The record has also reached #1 on the Americana Albums chart.   

The album is receiving widespread critical praise:

“Rateliff's restless throwback sound feels like it's moving toward real revelations.” –Rolling Stone

“The soul-R&B-rock collective…ranks as one of the most thrilling arrivals of recent years, its reputation stoked considerably by the group’s incendiary live shows.” –Los Angeles Times

“The hottest vintage-sounding soul octet in the country.” –Billboard

“The 12-track swells with soulful brass, infectious grooves, and Rateliff’s unmistakable warble.” –Entertainment Weekly

“Songs to make the feet itch to dance.” ★★★★ –The Guardian

“Tearing at the Seams is potent enough to return Rateliff & The Night Sweats to the spotlight to stay, not as the unexpected beneficiaries of a novelty hit, but as one of Americana’s brightest new stars.” –Newsday

“One of the most impressive musical transformations of recent years has been Nathaniel Rateliff’s shift from bruised singer-songwriter to bruising soul belter.” ★★★★ –London Evening Standard

“If anything, Tearing at the Seams more accurately captures the feel of Rateliff’s stirring live performances. There’s a looseness and sense of fun here, perhaps because for the first time the songs were written in the company of his band.”★★★★ –Q Magazine

“The brawny beats, sultry horns, and funky organ might spark fond memories of the ‘60s glory days of Stax and other classic R&B labels, but there’s nothing retro or reverent about Rateliff’s electrifying performance.” –Mother Jones


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are: Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys), Andy Wild (saxophone), Scott Frock (trumpet) and Jeff Dazey (saxophone).


For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

Or Joel Amsterdam at at Stax/Fantasy Records, 310.385.4206.


TEARING AT THE SEAMS TRACK LIST:
1. Shoe Boot
2. Be There
3. A Little Honey
4. Say It Louder
5. Hey Mama
6. Babe I Know
7. Intro
8. Coolin’ Out
9. Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home)
10. You Worry Me
11. Still Out There Running
12. Tearing at the Seams



NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS LIVE

*w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
†w/ The Head & The Heart
‡w/ Deer Tick
§w/ The Head & The Heart and Hiss Golden Messenger
**w/ Tank and the Bangas
††w/ Slim Cessna's Auto Club
‡‡w/ John Prine
BOLD—sold out


May 4 /// West Palm Beach, FL /// Sun Fest
May 5 /// Saint Petersburg, FL /// Jannus Live*

May 6 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Festival
May 8 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Fillmore*
May 9 /// Raleigh, NC /// The Ritz*
May 11 /// Asheville, NC /// Highland Brewing Company*
May 12 /// Louisville, KY /// Iroquois Amphitheater*
May 14 /// Richmond, VA /// The National

May 16 /// Washington, DC /// Anthem
May 18 /// Toronto, ON /// Massey Hall
May 19 /// Montreal, QC /// MTelus
May 29 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Rave (FM 102.1 Big Spring Show)
May 31 /// Chicago, IL /// Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island†
June 1 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Lawn at White River State Park
June 2 /// Lewiston, NY /// Artpark Amphitheater†
June 3 /// Cleveland, OH /// Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica†
June 5 /// Cooperstown, NY /// Brewery Ommegang 
June 6 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Skyline Stage at the Mann Center
June 8 /// Boston, MA /// Blue Hills Bank Pavilion‡
June 9 ///  Forest Hills, NY /// Forest Hills Stadium§
August 3 /// Kansas City, MO /// Crossroads
August 4 /// Des Moines, IA /// Hinterland Festival
August 5 /// St. Paul, MN /// The Palace Theatre
August 7 /// Moorhead, MN /// Bluestem Amphitheatre
August 9 /// Missoula, MT /// Kettlehouse Amphitheater
August 10 /// Troutdale, OR /// Edgefield Amphitheater

August 11 /// Burnaby, BC /// Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival
August 15 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Greek Theatre
August 18 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater
August 19 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater
August 22 /// Denver, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
August 23 /// Denver, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre††
September 21 /// Mansfield, MA /// Outlaw Music Festival
September 23 /// Saratoga Springs, NY /// Outlaw Music Festival
September 29-30 /// Columbia, MO /// Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
November 7 /// Breckenridge, CO /// Riverwalk Center (Folk Set) ‡‡
November 8 /// Grand Junction, CO /// Avalon Theatre (Folk Set) ‡‡
November 10 /// Denver, CO /// Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (Folk Set) ‡‡



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