Futurebirds Tour Schedule
It is not often that a band bursts onto the scene and excites music lovers and critics
alike, yet this is precisely what the Futurebirds accomplished when they made their debut in Athens, Georgia in 2008. Their
high energy live shows, and reverb-laden country sound made them stand out immediately and garnered the attention of music
fans across the country. Fortunately for these fans not in the Athens area, Futurebirds have a string of dates lined up across
Saturday January 18, 2014 sees the Futurebirds take the stage at Denver, Colorado's Bluebird Theater, one
of the best music venues in the Mile High City. Denver based Futurebirds have been waiting a while to catch them live and
the Futurebirds are aiming not to disappoint. Later in the month the band will hit up the Independent in San Francisco and
they know that impressing a crowd in the Bay Area which is spoiled with great shows regularly will require their best effort.
Of course, Fitzgerald's in Houston, Texas will be the spot for yet another impressive Futurebirds performance on February
8th so no matter where you are in the country you can plan on seeing the Futurebirds rocking the crowd at a venue near you.
About the Band
Thomas Johnson, Payton Bradford, Carter King, Brannen Miles, Daniel Womack, and Dennis Love first
got together as the Futurebirds in 2008 and released their debut album, Hampton's Lullaby in 2010. Their one of a kind sound
has earned them the label psychedelic country, which seems appropriate given their Americana leanings and instrumentation
combined with the heavy feedback and reverb which they employ in their songs. In 2013 the Futurebirds released their second
studio album, Baba Yaga on the Fat Possum label and appeared to be on the verge of crossover mainstream success after making
their second appearance at the huge music festival, Bonnaroo. Big things are on the horizon for Futurebirds and you have the
opportunity to get omn their bandwagon early on when they hit the stage at a venue in your town.
bands would kill to earn a spot at Bonnaroo and the chance to perform in front of hundreds of thousands of fans, and Futurebirds
have had the chance to do it twice. This did not just happen over night. The release of their second EP Via Flamina in 2011
sparked a lot of interest in the band, allowing them to perform with some of the biggest names in alt-country and rock including
Dead Confederate, Widespread Panic, Blitzen Trapper, The Whigs, Jonny Corndawg, Drive-by Truckers, and others. They also earned
themselves a spot on the Bonnaroo Buzz Tour with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and after impressive showings on the tour
were granted a slot at the Bonnaroo Festival. Even bigger things appear to be on the horizon for Futurebirds as they continue
to record their one of a kind music and gain exposure to an ever widening audience.
have been waiting for months for this night to come and finally as the lights lower you begin to see the talented group Futurebirds
making their way out onto the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as the band members pick up their instruments each other
signalling that they are ready to begin. A hush falls over the crowd as the band busts in to some of their biggest hits, and
plays them all one after another. The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. The
entire venue is drenched in feedback and reverb as Futurebirds bring their soaring harmonies and psychedelic sound to the
forefront. You will be wondering if this is the future of country or the future of rock. Either way, you are witnessing one
of the most exciting and fresh bands of the past ten years at the height of their powers, so sit back and enjoy. The high
energy output from the band translates perfectly to the crowd and you spend the entire night dancing and singing along. If
there is just one concert you attend in the next few months make sure it is Futurebirds.
hail from Athens, Georgia, a music hotbed that does not always get the credit it deserves in mainstream media. The college
town produced some of the biggest alternative rock bands of the late Eighties and early Nineties including the legendary acts
B-52s and R.E.M. More recently it has produced less commercially successful but similarly talented and influential independent
acts like Futurebirds and the alternative metal husband and wife duo Jucifer. Futurebirds use mandolins, banjo, pedal steel
guitar, percussion, acoustic and electric guitars, feedback, and heavy distortion and reverb to make a sound unlike anything
else you can find in country or rock music. This is one live act you cannot afford to miss when they swing into your town.