Sammy Rae & The Friends Announce Headline Fall Tour
March 8, 2023 BY Danielle Romeo
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 Dream, The 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.
Check out all upcoming tour dates below and for the most up-to-date information on the band stay tuned to www.sammyrae.com.
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