When a band kicks off their tour in support of a long-anticipated album, it’s only polite to start things off in their hometown or save it for the grand finale. And Lake Street Dive, for one, have never lacked good manners.
The Boston-born folk-jazz fusion group today announced the release of their forthcoming album Free Yourself Up, out May 4 via Nonesuch Records, as well as their summer 2018 tour, which kicks off in Cambridge at The Sinclair on the day of the record’s release (tickets go on sale this Friday). The May 4 show is followed by a concert in Turners Falls, Massachusetts on May 5, as well as the band’s already-announced appearance at Levitate Festival on July 8.
In addition to their tour and album announcements today, Lake Street Dive also dropped their first single from the album, “Good Kisser,” and a video of their live performance of the track — which, for the record, sound almost exactly the same, a nod to singer Rachael Price’s infectious vocal chops.
“This album is based in the realities in our time,” bassist Bridget Kearney notes, “which have inevitably become part of everyone’s daily life. It’s something you think about and obsess over — and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what’s going wrong.”
Featured photo by Shervin Lainez.
Lake Street Dive Summer 2018 Tour Dates
May 4 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
May 5 – Turners Falls, MA @ Shea Theater*
May 6 – Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center*
May 8 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground*
May 9 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall*
May 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*
May 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls*
May 15 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
May 17 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theater^
May 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes^
May 19 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant^
May 21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kimo Theater
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA@ Ford Theater*
May 24 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
May 25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
May 27 – Napa Valley, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival
May 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore*
May 30 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*
June 1 – Ogden, UT@ Ogden Music Festival
June 23 – Ottawa, ONT @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 25 – Toronto, ONT @ Toronto Jazz Festival
June 28 – Rochester, NY @ International Jazz Festival
July 8 – Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Festival
September 6 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
*Mikaela Davis supports / ^Liz Vice supports