Deer Tick Summer headline tour dates and Festival dates

By on May 12, 2014
Deer Tick

Deer Tick is excited to share a newly confirmed run of summer tour dates, that will take them through the US and Canada, with stops at Ottawa Blues Fest, Newport Folk, Outside Lands, and more.  In addition to previously confirmed East Coast dates with Langhorne Slim, Deer Tick will play major markets in August throughout the West Coast and Midwest, with support from Nathaniel Rateliff and The Weeks.  The full list of tour dates is below.


John McCauley and Deer Tick have long walked a tightwire between total despair and fractured resilience, but Negativity represents a heroic leap forward on virtually all fronts for the Providence, Rhode Island-based band. Recorded earlier this year in Portland, Oregon with legendary producer/musician Steve Berlin (The Blasters, Los Lobos, and last year’s McCauley side project, Diamond Rugs), the album – Deer Tick’s fifth full-length studio release, and follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed Divine Providence – is McCauley’s most personal work thus far as well as the band’s most undeniable and universal, their famously freewheeling musical approach refined here into a gloriously cohesive whole.

Negativity was penned over the course of a genuinely eventful 2012, an annus horribilus in which McCauley’s father pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and tax fraud, ultimately leading to a prison sentence. As if that weren’t enough, McCauley’s wedding engagement collapsed under the weight of his own excessive behavior and impossible lifestyle. Like any true artist, McCauley channeled his anger, sadness, and regret into his work, resulting in what can be safely declared his finest collection of songs to date, impassioned and interior and increasingly mature, both as expression of emotion as well as pure unadulterated songcraft.

Tour Dates:

Tue-May-13 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Wed-May-14 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Fri-May-16 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
Sat-May-17 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Sun-May-18 – Saxaphaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
Mon-May-19 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
Tue-May-20 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
Wed-May-21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
Fri-Jun-27 – Timber Ridge, VT – The Frendly Gathering
Sun-Jun-29 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Thu-Jul-03 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Festival – Club Show – Lee’s Palace
Fri-Jul-04 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Sat-Jul-05 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
Sun-Jul-06 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Tue-Jul-08 – Fredericton, NB – Cap Complex
Thu-Jul-10 – Moncton, NB – Mcsweeney Theater
Fri-Jul-11 – Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom
Sat-Jul-26 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
Tue-Aug-05 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Wed-Aug-06 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
Thu-Aug-07 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Sat-Aug-09 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Mon-Aug-11 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Reno
Tue-Aug-12 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Boise
Wed-Aug-13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Thu-Aug-14 – Telluride, CO – Club Red
Sat-Aug-16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amplitheater
Tue-Aug-19 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
Wed-Aug-20 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis
Thu-Aug-21 – Champaign, IL – The Highdive
Sat-Aug-23 – Chicago, IL – Metro

5/13 – 5/21 EXCEPT 5/19 with Langhorne Slim and the Law
5/17 – 5/21 with The Districts
6/29 with Drive By Truckers
8/5 – 8/15 EXCEPT 8/9 with Nathaniel Rateliff
8/16 supporting Trampled By Turtles and The Devil Makes Three
8/19 – 8/23 with The Weeks


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.