The Ballroom Thieves Share “Only Lonely”; Tour Dates Announced

October 27, 2017 BY Nettwerk

The Ballroom Thieves are back, and have released their first new music since 2016’s Deadeye.  Partnering with Earmilk to premiere, the band’s latest track “Only Lonely” stands tall as their debut single with Nettwerk Records.

“Only Lonely” is a track that harnesses the Thieves’ handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Though disarmingly warm, the lyrics expose the terrible version of oneself that emerges when an unhealthy mental state gains control. “I think anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, or profound loneliness can identify with the idea that sadness is at once a passenger and a conductor,” says Earley, “and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference.”

Stay tuned in the coming days for details on upcoming new music.

Tour Dates:

* w/ Frances Luke Accord

^ w/ The Harmaleighs

# w/ The Novel Ideas

** w/ The Harmaleighs and These Wild Plains


Sun., 10/29  Spring Lake MI @ Seven Steps Up

Thurs., 11/2  Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *

Fri., 11/3       Davenport, IA @ River Music Experience *

Sat., 11/4     Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *

Sun., 11/5    Madison, WI @ The Frequency *

Thurs., 11/9 Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic

Fri., 11/10    Chattanooga, TN @ Chattanooga House Shows

Sat., 11/11   Black Mountain, NC @ Pisgah Brewing Company

Sun., 11/12  Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

Thurs., 11/16 Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company

Fri., 11/17     Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *

Sat., 11/18    Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub *

Sun., 11/19   Fairfield, CT @ StageOne *

Thurs., 11/30 Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room ^

Fri., 12/1        Saratoga Springs, NY @ Caffe Lena #

Sat., 12/2      South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground ^

Thurs., 12/7  New York, NY @ Rough Trade ^

Fri., 12/8       Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson ^

Sat., 12/9      Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall **

Buy Or Stream “Only Lonely” here:

About The Ballroom Thieves

The Ballroom Thieves fought through a year of tribulations with their sophomore album, 2016’s Deadeye, as their shield and sword. Only through continuing to write and perform together were guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch able to fend off their darker days. While the skies may not be completely clear, the path ahead is.

That pack mentality pervades all aspects of the upcoming EP from which “Only Lonely” stems. It’s what pushed Peters to step into the writer’s role more than ever, a challenge she admits she may never have undertaken if not for the buoying of Earley and Mauch. “I feel very powerful and proud of myself and protected and encouraged by these two guys to be able to do this,” she proclaims. Similarly, the band’s fresh team — producer Ryan Hadlock and their new partners at Nettwerk Records — provided unconditional support. “They believed in what we were doing artistically and they weren’t going to try to affect that,” says Earley. “That’s a really incredible thing to hear from a label, especially one of that size and that reputation.”

More details on the EP are forthcoming, but their debut single from Nettwerk makes one thing clear: The Ballroom Thieves are stronger together than ever, and they’re ready to confront both inner and outer demons with the assurance of a band that’s only begun to rise.