Portland, OR-based Blind Pilot, who are currently in the studio recording their second full-length album, will support The Decemberists’ upcoming European tour. The tour begins on March 4th in Dublin, makes stops in many UK cities as well as Amsterdam and Antwerp, and concludes with a show on March 16th at Hammersmith Apollo in London. See below for a full list of tour dates.
The band’s debut, 3 Rounds and a Sound, earned Blind Pilot coverage on national radio (NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Songs Considered”), and national television (“Last Call with Carson Daly”). The album received praise from USA Today, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, Wired Magazine, AM New York, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, which calls the music “a rustic reverie.”
Comprised of founding members Israel Nebeker (vocals, guitar) and Ryan Dobrowski (drums), Blind Pilot is rounded out with Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, ukulele, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphone) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboard, trumpet).
“…the songs on its marvelous debut, 3 Rounds and a Sound, are uniformly sturdy and sweet, drenched in brightly rustic instrumentation and some of the sweetest harmonies this side of such likeminded peers as The Avett Brothers and Fleet Foxes.” – NPR Music
“Blind Pilot’s music is full of exhilarated weariness and the kinds of detailed insights into the subconscious and all of the other hidden regions of the mind and heart…” – Daytrotter
3/4/11 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IE
3/5/11 – Barrowlands – Glasgow, UK
3/7/11 – Birmingham Institute – Birmingham, UK
3/8/11 – Bristol Academy – Bristol, UK
3/10/11 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
3/11/11 – Leeds Academy – Leeds, UK
3/12/11 – De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill, UK
3/13/11 – Trix – Antwerp, BE
3/14/11 – Paradiso – Amsterdamn, NL
3/16/11 – Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK