GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV’S “DARK, DARK, DARK” PREMIERES AT BILLBOARD

NEW ALBUM EVENING MACHINES OUT OCTOBER 5 ON DUALTONE RECORDS

EXTENSIVE FALL TOUR CONFIRMED, INCLUDING SOLD OUT SHOW AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Gregory Alan Isakov’s new song, “Dark, Dark, Dark,” recently premiered at Billboard—listen/share here. Of the album, Billboard proclaims, “The 12-song set wound up sounding more characteristically ruminative…blending a gentle spaciousness with dusky atmospheres and carefully nuanced textures.” “Dark, Dark, Dark” is the third track unveiled from Isakov’s anticipated new album, Evening Machines. The release—his first in partnership with Dualtone Records—is due October 5 and is now available for pre-order.

The album’s previous single, “Caves,” was recently featured at Paste, who called it, “Enchanting...Essential to the song’s boundary-less feeling is the enchanting vocal layering—the layers reach out in every direction to create the sense that they extend forever, but you are still somehow at the center of it all.” The first single, “Chemicals,” which surpassed 3.8 million streams this week, has garnered critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, who praise, “[the song] unfolds at a gentle pace…[it] is the sound of befuddlement turned into beauty.” PopMatters furthers, “‘Chemicals’ is a penetrating narrative that explores the complexity of the human condition. It’s almost overwhelming to ponder what the rest of the album will reveal.” Earlier this month, Isakov was the subject of an Inc. story on balancing both his career as a musician and working his own farm—see the full interview here.

Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the thirteen-track album was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against).

Of the record—his fourth full-length studio album and first in five years—Isakov comments, “I’d work really hard into the night. A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens. It doesn't matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”

In celebration of the album, Isakov will embark on an extensive worldwide tour this fall, including a sold out return headline show at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 30 with special guest Patty Griffin as well as dates at L.A.’s Theatre at Ace Hotel, Chicago’s The Vic Theatre, Manhattan’s Irving Plaza, Brooklyn’s Warsaw, Amsterdam’s Paradiso and London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of twelve of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, “Liars,” praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim including critical notice at NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR Music, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, etc. Of the music, Denver Westword proclaimed, “Bob Dylan once sang, ‘You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,’ and you don't need to be a singer-songwriter to realize that Isakov has created something truly stunning here.”

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now calling Colorado home, Isakov is a lifelong traveler. Since his debut in 2003, Isakov has self-released three full-length studio albums on his independent label Suitcase Town Music with over 370,000 in sales and has toured widely building a devoted international audience. He’s also toured extensively with artists including Iron & Wine, Ani DiFranco, Blind Pilot, Passenger, Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlile, and Nathaniel Rateliff and, since his debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in November 2013, has performed with symphonies across the county including: the Seattle Symphony, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, among others.

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EVENING MACHINES TRACK LIST

1. Berth
2. San Luis
3. Southern Star
4. Powder
5. Bullet Holes
6. Was I Just Another One
7. Caves
8. Chemicals
9. Dark, Dark, Dark
10. Too Far Away
11. Where You Gonna Go
12. Wings in All Black

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
*with Joshua James
†with Shook Twins (duo)
‡with special guest Patty Griffin
§with Pieta Brown
**with The Wild Reeds
††with Oh Pep!
‡‡with Haley Heynderickx
§§with Leif Vollebekk
#with Reed Foehl
##with Joe Purdy
***with Glen Phillips
†††with Covenhoven


September 21 /// Jackson, WY /// Pink Garter Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
September 22 /// Bozeman, MT /// Emerson Center for Arts & Culture* (SOLD OUT)
September 23 /// Missoula, MT /// The Wilma*
September 24 /// Boise, ID /// Egyptian Theatre†
September 25 /// Spokane, WA /// Big Crosby Theater†
September 26 /// Billings, MT /// Pub Station Ballroom*
September 30 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)
October 1 /// Boulder, CO /// The Fox Theatre††† (SOLD OUT)
October 4 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Eccles Theater*
October 5 /// San Francisco, CA /// Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
October 6 /// San Francisco, CA /// Great American Music Hall†† (SOLD OUT)
October 8 /// Portland, OR /// Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (w/ Oregon Symphony) (SOLD OUT)
October 9 /// Seattle, WA /// Moore Theatre**
October 10 /// Vancouver, BC /// Commodore Ballroom**
October 12 /// Chico, CA /// Senator Theater**
October 13 /// San Luis Obispo, CA /// Fremont Theater**
October 14 /// San Diego, CA /// Music Box** (SOLD OUT)
October 15 /// Santa Barbara, CA /// Lobero Theatre***
October 16 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Theatre at Ace Hotel**
October 18 /// Austin, TX /// Emo’s††
October 19 /// Dallas, TX /// Granada Theater ††
October 20 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Truman KC††
November 2 /// Omaha, NE /// Sokol Auditorium‡‡
November 3 /// Iowa City, IA /// Englert Theatre§
November 4 /// Des Moines, IA /// Wooly’s‡‡
November 5 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Avenue‡‡
November 7 /// Chicago, IL /// The Vic Theatre‡‡
November 8 /// Toronto, ON /// Danforth Music Hall‡‡
November 9 /// Montreal, QC /// Corona Theatre‡‡
November 10 /// Hartford, CT /// Infinity Hall§§
November 11 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club§§ (SOLD OUT)
November 12 /// New York, NY /// Irving Plaza§§
November 14 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Union Transfer§§
November 15 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Warsaw§§
November 16 /// Boston, MA /// Royale§§
November 17 /// Boston, MA /// Royale#
November 20 /// Brussels, Belgium /// Orangerie Botanique##
November 21 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Uebel & Gefaehrlich##
November 23 /// Oslo, Norway /// John Dee##
November 24 /// Stockholm, Sweden /// Nalen##
November 25 /// Copenhagen, Denmark /// VEGA##
November 27 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Paradiso##
November 28 /// Groningen, Netherlands /// De Oosterport##
November 29 /// Berlin, Germany /// Passionkirche Kreuzberg##
November 30 /// Cologne, Germany /// Gloria##
December 1 /// Zurich, Switzerland /// Mascotte##
December 2 /// Paris, France /// La Maroquinerie##
December 4 /// London, UK /// O2 Shepherds Bush Empire##
December 5 /// Bristol, UK /// SWX##
December 7 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Academy##
December 8 /// Glasgow, Scotland /// Saint Luke’s##
December 9 /// Manchester, UK /// Academy 3##

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