Sammy Rae & The Friends Announce Headline Fall Tour

March 8, 2023 BY Bailey Vigliaturo

Brooklyn-based ensemble Sammy Rae & The Friends have announced their fall headline tour, starting September 19th in Burlington, VT and wrapping October 21st in Tempe, AZ before heading back to the UK for a handful of dates, including a 5,000 cap. headline show in London, after selling out their debut UK run earlier this year. Tickets for the fall run go on-sale this Friday, March 10. More information HERE and all dates are listed below. 

Next week, Sammy Rae will perform at Carnegie Hall for the 18th annual Music Of fundraising performance, The Music of Paul McCartney, on March 15th. The star-studded line-up also includes performances by Nancy Wilson, Lake Street Dive, Natalie Merchant, The Head and The Heart, Allison Russell, Patti Smith and many more.

This summer will see the group make debut appearances at Central Park Summer Stage on June 15th and Bonnaroo on June 18th, as well as headline Green River Festival on June 24th and play at Sound on Sound on September 30th.  

Sammy Rae & The Friends wrapped up an incredible 2022 with a massive fall headline tour, which saw them playing some of their biggest shows to date, including two nights at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, Roadrunner in Boston and The Fillmore Theatre in both Philly and DC. The group’s energetic and communal shows are where they shine brightest and are not to be missed.

Their most recent singles include the the soul-infused “Closer To You,” and last summer’s jazzy retro pop singles “If It All Goes South,” which was accompanied by a stellar music video starring Barbara Lochiatto, who first warmed viewers hearts as the widow looking for a second chance at love in Some Kind of Heaven – a critically acclaimed documentary produced by Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a DreamThe Wrestler, Jackie) and the New York Times and directed by Lance Oppenheim. Sammy Rae was struck by Lochiatto’s inspiring story after seeing the documentary and reached out to her to join the music video not only as the leading lady but as the storyline’s muse which has Sammy Rae following along as Barbara gives love another chance.  

For as much as Sammy Rae & The Friends may be a band, this diverse collective of musicians, dreamers, and artists considers itself a family first. The group flourishes in any spotlight with a combination of all-for-one and one-for-all camaraderie, palpable chemistry, deft virtuosity, and vocal fireworks. Their sound is a mélange of Sammy’s influences, rooted in classic rock, folk, and funk and sprinkled with soul and jazz. Complete with a rhythm section, two saxophones, keyboards, and plenty of percussion, Sammy Rae & The Friends have delivered their high-energy, spirited, and unrestrained shows to sold-out audiences all over.

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Sammy Rae & The Friends Confirmed Tour Dates

Wed, Mar 15     New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall (The Music of Paul McCartney)

Thur, June 15    New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage

Sat, Jun 24        Franklin County Fairgrounds (Northampton, MA) @ Green River Festival

Sun, Jun 18       Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Tue, Sept 19     South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Wed, Sept 20    Portland, ME @ State Theatre

Thur, Sept 21    Boston, MA @ Roadrunner

Sun, Sept 24     Ithaca, NY@ State Theare of Ithaca

Tue, Sept 26     Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Wed, Sept 27 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

Thur, Sept 28    Toronto, ON @ HISTORY

Sat, Sept 30      Bridgeport, CT @ Sound on Sound

Sun, Oct 1         Millavale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre

Mon, Oct 2       Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

Wed, Oct 4       Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

Thur, Oct 5       St Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre

Fri, Oct 6           Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre

Sun, Oct 8         Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Tue, Oct 10       Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

Wed, Oct 11     Jackson, WY @ Center for the Arts

Fri, Oct 13         Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Sat, Oct 14        Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

Sun, Oct 15       Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

Tue, Oct 17       San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

Wed, Oct 18     Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

Thur, Oct 19      San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Sat, Oct 21        Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

Thur, Nov 16     London, UK @ Eventim Apollo

Fri, Nov 17        Bristol, UK @ SWX

Sat, Nov 18       Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall

Sun, Nov 19      Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union