Saturday, April 25, 2015, Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
This Durham, N.C.-based six-piece has brought their folk rock to stages as varied as The Tonight Show and Bonnaroo, sweeping up accolades along the way from NPR, Rolling Stone and Time. Fans can look forward to hearing songs from their sophomore album, After It All, which dropped early this month. With Greg Holden.
Sat, April 25
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
DELTA RAE SET TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM AFTER IT ALL ON APRIL 7
U.S. SPRING TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Delta Rae, the six-piece band from Durham, North Carolina, is excited to announce the release of their second studio album, After It All, for April 7 via Sire/Warner Bros. Records. The album follows on from 2012's critically acclaimed debut Carry the Fire, which introduced the band to the world as the new face of American folk rock, with a bluesy and soulful twist.
Since their last release, Delta Rae has been traveling constantly, bringing their incredible live performance to sold-out crowds across the country. They'll be returning to the road for a slew of headline and festival dates in support of After It All, kicking off February 7 for Mardi Gras in Galveston, Texas.
Through their travels, the band has gradually landed on the themes to create this new album, a collection of songs that looks to the folklore and romance of the American frontier as a means of understanding our angst about what is yet to come. "Our goals for the record were to make something cinematic, romantic and American," band member Eric Holljes says. The record began as a concept album, a story of young lovers who fall on hard times during the recent recession, but throughout the process it became clear that Delta Rae's music had to tell stories as the band was personally experiencing them.
"We kept coming back to ourselves as we were writing," says Brittany Holljes. "These songs were integral to our own stories in our own lives. It had to be an honest reflection of what we were feeling instead of being projected onto characters we created."
The result is an epic 13-track album, created over the span of a year and a half, beginning in Los Angeles with Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Fleetwood Mac) in late 2013, continuing in Raleigh in the spring of 2014 and concluding with Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) in Bridgeport, CT during the fall of 2014. While the album has the same, distinctive "soft rock, bluesy style" that Billboard loved on the first record, the band pushed themselves to create something even bigger for After It All.
"We stretched ourselves immensely for this record," Brittany says. "You can feel everyone's heart in every moment. You can sense that all the pieces of the puzzle are important for the picture the album paints."
More details on After It All are still to come, check in with deltarae.com and stay tuned for updates!
TIME: "In theory, Delta Rae's music is Americana folk rock. In practice, it's a bit more complicated: bluesy and soulful, sometimes gentle and melodic, sometimes aggressive and visceral -and always rich with textured four-part harmonies. From howling gospel-inspired choruses to mellow bluegrass-tinged guitar riffs, everything's fair game."
ELLE.com: "The open road has been a bottomless source of inspiration for countless songwriters, but few bands tap into its mystery and magnitude quite like the rocking country crooners of Delta Rae...it's their lyrics-and their ability to weave the imagery of their travels into each verse-that sets them apart."
The Washington Post: "They can evoke ideas of gospel and blues and rock, and put it all in there and create this amazing sound that really works for them."
GREG HOLDEN ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH DELTA RAE
NEW YORK-BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER WILL ALSO PERFORM AT THIS YEAR'S SXSW
VIDEO FOR SINGLE "HOLD ON TIGHT" NOW STREAMING HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAONwC1CWhE
Following on the heels of his sold-out show at New York's Le Poisson Rouge, singer and songwriter Greg Holden has announced a series of upcoming shows, including a spring tour with Sire recording artists Delta Rae that launches on April 9 in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to that, Holden will perform at this year's SXSW festival (including at the Warner Bros. Records showcase), and a show at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on March 24.
Holden is touring in support of Chase The Sun, his upcoming debut for Warner Bros. Records, which will be released on April 14. Produced by Greg Wells (Adele, OneRepublic), Chase The Sun is filled with Holden's passionate, purpose-driven rock songs, which brim with tough, vibrant energy and showcase his lean, literate songwriting.
For the premiere of the video of the album's first single "Hold on Tight," the New York-based Holden promoted International Random Acts of Kindness Day 2015 by teaming up with Brent Lindeque, founder of #RAK15, whichencourages people to perform one random act of kindness, film it happening, post the video on social media, and challenge friends to do the same. With its "pay-it-forward" theme, the "Hold on Tight" video shows how one small random act of kindness can spark another - a theme that resonates perfectly with the message of #RAK15's global initiative.
Holden has earned a name for himself as an independent artist for the last several years, releasing two albums, 2009's A Word in Edgeways and 2011's I Don't Believe You. His song "The Lost Boy" - a poetic rumination inspired by a Dave Eggers' novel about a Sudanese refugee - hit No. 1 on iTunes in Holland and raised over $50,000 for the Red Cross. Within two weeks of being featured on Sons of Anarchy, "The Lost Boy" sold 30,000 downloads in the U.S. and debuted at No. 36 on Billboard's Rock chart. Holden also earned recognition for writing the massive hit "Home" - the debut single for American Idol winner Phillip Phillips that sold five million tracks in the U.S. and earned Holden an ASCAP Pop Award.