Waterboys Return to U.S. w/Full Band Lineup


Much-anticipated shows will take place in July and Sept/Oct.

 By Blurt Staff

 On the heels of his well-received memoir and new Waterboys album (An Appointment With Mr. Yeats) plus a string of shows this past spring that included a stop at BLURT’s annual SXSW day party, Mike Scott has announced he’ll be touring North America in July and then again in September/October—and this time, with a full band. The spring visit was just Scott and fiddle foil Steve Wickham, and now joining them will be Jay Barclay, guitar and keyboards; Malcolm Gold, bass and Chris Benelli, drums. (Daniel Mintseris on keyboards will join the lineup for the fall dates as well.) See the tour dates, below.

 According to Scott, “North America is just about my favorite place in the world to play and I’m thrilled that this year we’ll play more concerts there than any year of the Waterboys’ existence. Our fall 2013 tour is the longest Waterboys American tour ever and we’re doing it with an American line-up. Apart from myself and fiddler Steve Wickham, all the band members are Americans based in the New York area, players I handpicked myself. I can’t wait to see what kind of a joyful, wild noise we’ll make.

Waterboys live

 Along with selections from their catalog, including Fisherman’s Blues, the show will feature material from the band’s 2013 opus, An Appointment With Mr. Yeats — “one of the boldest, most ambitious projects of Waterboys auteur Mike Scott’s storied career,” according to the press accolades.

 Read BLURT’s review of the Waterboys album elsewhere on this website…

Fri., July 12 OTTAWA, ON  Ottawa Bluesfest

Sat., July 13 TORONTO, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Mon, July 15  ST. JOHN’S, NL  Holy Heart Theatre

Tues. July 16  ST. JOHN’S, NL  Holy Heart Theatre

Wed. July  HALIFAX, NS  Casino Nova Scotia

Fri., July 19 BROOKLYN, NY  Celebrate Brooklyn

Sun. July 21 VANCOUVER, BC  Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Thurs., Sept. 19 BOSTON, MA Wilbur Theatre

Fri., July 20 NORTHAMPTON, MA Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center

Sat., July 21 NEW HAVEN, CT Shubert Theatre

Wed., Sept. 25 ENGLEWOOD, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center

Fri., Sept. 27 WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Sat., Sept. 28  MORRISTOWN, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center

Mon., Oct. 7 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theatre

Tues., Oct. 8 CARMEL, CA Sunset Center

Thurs., Oct. 10 PORTLAND OR Aladdin Theater

Friday, Oct. 11 SEATTLE, WA Neptune

Thursday, Oct. 24 SALISBURY, MA Blue Ocean Music Hall

Leave a Reply