Charleston-based SUSTO (pronounced “soos-toh”) confirms new tour dates supporting The Head & the Heart in May. This four-city stretch will lead into their debut at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. The band’s 60+ headlining shows in 2017, plus accompanying dates with The Lumineers, are in support of their new album & I’m Fine Today (out now on Missing Piece/Caroline). See below for a complete tour itinerary.

Earlier this year, the band made their national television debut performance on “CBS This Morning: Saturday.” Watch the performance HERE and share HERE.

The new album debuted at #15 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #1 on Amazon Movers & Shakers Chart. The five-piece band has made a name for themselves in recent years playing high profile festivals including Austin City Limits, Stagecoach and AmericanaFest along with opening slots with Shovels and Rope, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Shakey Graves, Langhorne SlimFuturebirds and Heartless Bastards. This past fall, SUSTO performed a Facebook live-streamed session for NPR Music’s Night Owl series. You can check out the interview and performance HERE. In January they performed live-streamed sessions with Rolling Stone and Paste.

Critical praise for & I’m Fine Today…

Nine Artists to Watch For at AmericanaFest —NPR Music

10 Artists to Watch in 2017
“…the music of SUSTO tempers the roiling emotions in their lyrics with a mellifluous twist on alterna-country.” —Yahoo! Music

“The rich narratives of love, loss and decadence echo on a molecular level; Osborne’s voice bleeds sincerity alongside veteran accompaniment.” —Paste

“The Charleston five-piece covers vast sonic ground on their new album & I’m Fine Today, swaying between country-tinged rock (“Cosmic Cowboy”), contemplative pop ballads (“Mountain Top”), and any number of other genres that exist somewhere within the expansive fabric of Southern music.”—Consequence of Sound

Artist to Watch 2017
“Osborne delivers a raw energy packed with soaring guitars and husky vocals.” —Baeble

“...[SUSTO] is on to something...& I’m Fine Today is more expansive in sound and incorporates a variety of genres...” —Houston Press

“[Osborne] has since carried the earnest, psychedelia-tinged, alt-country project to great heights.” —The Denver Post

“…it’s Osborne’s lyrics and earnest delivery against beautiful soundscapes that draw the listener in.” —Charlotte Observer

“...teeming with twang, emotion and whipsmart production.” —Metro

“…a ton of fun.” —Nerdist

“It’ll be the best psychedelic folk electronic record you hear all year, I guarantee you that.” —Twangville

“...know well that when you ask how SUSTO is doing, they’re going to give it a whole lot of deep thought to the question, with bluntly honest answer.” —Country Standard Time

#3 Best of Daytrotter Songs 2016, #2 Best of Daytrotter Songs 2015 and #14 Best of Daytrotter Sessions 2015

“Rarely has incipient panic been so gracefully described.” —Nashville Scene

& I’m Fine Today was recorded at The Space in Charleston, SC. Of the record, founder and frontman Justin Osborne says, “Something to take away from it is just understanding and appreciating when you’re not always fine. This album is about coming to terms with yourself and feeling okay with your place in the universe.”

SUSTO is comprised of Osborne (vocals, guitar), Dries Vandenberg (guitar), Marshall Hudson (drums), Jenna Desmond (bass) and Corey Campbell (guitar, keys). The band name derives from a medical syndrome specific to Latin American culture that roughly translates as “panic attack.”

The band released their self-titled debut in April 2014, which Charleston City Paper describes as “Southern Gothic country through and through.” The following year SUSTO recorded a live album featuring Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses and later went on to be the support act for Bridwell and Iron & Wine on their fall 2015 tour. Daytrotter, via Paste, described the live performance as “breathtaking.”

For more information, please contact Nick Mallchok, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

* with Parker Gispert
† with Becca Mancari
‡ supporting The Head & the Heart

April 18 /// Tupelo, MS /// Blue Canoe*
April 19 /// Oxford, MS /// Proud Larry’s*
April 20 /// Birmingham, AL /// Saturn*
April 21 /// Chattanooga, TN /// JJ's Bohemia*
April 22 /// Lynchburg, VA /// Lynchstock Music Festival
April 23 /// Richmond, VA /// The Camel*
April 26 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Bowl
April 28 /// Nashville, TN /// The High Watt†
April 29 /// Bowling Green, KY /// The Warehouse at Mt. Victor†
May 4 /// Macon, GA /// Cox Capitol Theatre*
May 5 /// Savannah, GA /// The Jinx†
May 6 /// Hartsville, SC /// Mac’s†
May 16 /// St. Petersburg, FL /// Jannus Live‡
May 17 /// Jacksonville, FL /// Florida Theatre‡
May 18 /// Miami, FL /// The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater‡
May 19 /// Orlando, FL /// Walt Disney Theater‡
May 20 & 21 /// Gulf Shores, AL /// Hangout Music Festival
May 26 /// Martinsville, VA /// Rooster Walk
May 28 /// Winston-Salem, NC /// Gears and Guitars
June 3 /// Beach Haven, NJ /// Hop Sauce
June 14 /// Lexington, KY /// Willie’s Locally Known
June 15 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The Hi-Fi
June 16 /// Evanston, IL /// SPACE
June 17 /// Appleton, WI /// Mile of Music
June 19 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 7th Street Entry
June 20 /// Madison, WI /// The Frequency
June 22 /// Columbia, MO /// Rose Park
June 23 /// Maquoketa, IA /// Codfish Hollow Barn
June 24 /// Yorkville, IL /// Solstice Music Festival
July 7 /// Asheville, NC /// RiverMusic
July 9 /// Memphis, TN /// The Levitt Shell
August 3-4 /// Happy Valley, OR /// Pickathon Music Festival
September 15-17 /// Bristol, TN /// Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 29 /// Harmony, NC /// VanHoy Farms
September 30 /// Roseland, VA /// Devil’s Backbone Hooplan