“Nathaniel Rateliff returns, this time as a solo artist, with what may be his best batch of songs yet.”—NPR All Songs Considered

“In the end, what could be an album of well-earned indulgence ends up being as much about reaching outward than burrowing inward, rendering deep personal suffering with a humane light touch. And It’s Still Alright the heartening sound of music pulling him through his pain, and, hopefully, past it into something like solace.”—Rolling Stone

“The result is a set of compositions of intense power, and an album that reaches multiple emotional crescendos, from grown male grief rarely expressed in contemporary song to varying degrees of regained equilibrium.”—The Wall Street Journal

And It’s Still Alright is stop- what-you’re-doing beautiful.” ★ ★ ★ ★ —Evening Standard

August 7, 2023—Nathaniel Rateliff is relaunching his highly acclaimed 2020 “And It’s Still Alright” solo tour. Listen/share the critically celebrated And It’s Still Alright album HERE, and find tickets HERE. Kevin Morby will be opening the shows across the majority of the tour.

The tour’s reboot comes after the 2020 sold-out nine-month run was canceled just nine days after Rateliff kicked off the tour in Minneapolis, MN, supporting the singer-songwriter’s much lauded solo album And It’s Still Alright which had just been released. Everything changed when the pandemic hit. Watch/share the video shot at Town Hall in New York City on March 12 after the crew loaded in all the gear for the show and then the tour was canceled HERE.

The “And It’s Still Alright” tour will feature various aspects of Rateliff’s stellar musicianship, vacillating between warm, stripped-back moments with just voice and acoustic guitar to a full 10-piece folk band accompaniment including a string quartet, and all manner of configurations in between. The run of dates starts November 1 at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre, making notable stops at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, Austin’s Bass Concert Hall, and Los AngelesThe Orpheum Theatre.

In 2018 Rateliff recorded the acclaimed album And It’s Still Alright. On the album he’s a wounded prophet, a weary seeker with a poetic genius and flickering faith who has seen and felt far too much pain and loss in his life. “I think it was Ursula Le Guin in The Earthsea Trilogy who says, ‘Never trust someone without a limp.’ Character isn’t defined by our strengths but by what we overcome,” says Rateliff. He was determined to make some sense of his early travails on And It’s Still Alright, hoping against hope that it’s all part of a bigger plan. The listener can feel him faltering but never losing his hope across these 10 songs, always believing that there is a way out of the murky dark, a yearning for transcendence and rebirth that gives this record a spiritual incandescence.

Growing up in Herman, Missouri, Nathaniel Rateliff started his music career playing in his family’s band at church and music became an obsession for him and his friends. In seventh grade Rateliff's father was killed in a car crash, which forced him to drop out of school to help provide for his family. One of Rateliff's full-time jobs was working as a janitor at what would have been his high school. At 19, Rateliff moved to Denver where he worked night shifts at a bottle factory and a trucking company while testing out songs at open-mic nights. After playing rock music in various incarnations, Rateliff began gravitating towards a folksier sound. In 2010 he released In Memory of Loss a solo album on Rounder Records. In 2013 Rateliff released Falling Faster Than You Can Run on modyvi records flooded by the Closer EP.

For more information, please contact Carla Sacks, Krista Williams or Jasmine Turnbull at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


1. What a Drag
2. And It’s Still Alright
3. All or Nothing
4. Expecting to Lose
5. Tonight #2
6. Mavis
7. You Need Me
8. Time Stands
9. Kissing Our Friends
10. Rush On

November 1 /// Boston, MA /// Orpheum Theatre ‡
November 2 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Kings Theatre ‡
November 3 /// Washington D.C /// The Anthem ‡
November 5 /// Louisville, KY /// The Louisville Palace ‡
November 8 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Will Rogers Auditorium ‡
November 9 /// Austin, TX /// Bass Concert Hall ‡
November 12 /// San Diego, CA /// Balboa Theatre‡
November 14 /// The Orpheum Theatre /// Los Angeles, CA ‡
November 15 /// Orpheum Theatre /// San Francisco, CA
November 17 /// Keller Auditorium /// Portland, Oregon ‡
November 20 /// Paramount Theatre /// Seattle, WA ‡

‡ with Kevin Morby