Wild Rivers Share The Wistful “Amsterdam” + US Tour Announcement

June 21, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Indie trio Wild Rivers return with their wistful new song, “Amsterdam,” a coming-of-age love story told through the band’s exquisite harmonies and infectious melodies, which have captured the hearts of fans across the globe. Co-produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon van Etten) and Wild Rivers, the song offers a first taste of what listeners can expect from their anticipated full-length album, details forthcoming. The band is also excited to reconnect with their US fans on the road this fall, with a 21-city headline tour starting September 11 in Boulder, CO and wrapping Sunday, October 10 in Minneapolis, MN (all dates listed below). Wild Rivers is proud to be supporting  Voices of Our City Choir – the San Diego-based non-profit organization created in response to the current housing crisis, and partnering with REVERB.org’s Music Climate Revolution campaign – uniting the music community in the fight against the climate crisis. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 25th; visit www.wildriversmusic.com for more information.

“’Amsterdam’ is the retelling of a friend’s breakup, who had big plans to move to Europe to be with her long-distance boyfriend,” explains co-lead vocalist and songwriter Khalid Yassein. “One day, out of nowhere, he called it all off over the phone. I imagined all the things she had been looking forward to, and I started writing a song from her perspective. Your early 20s are such a hard, transitional age. You’re coming out of your youth and strewn into the real world, and it’s sink or swim. Oftentimes, you make plans and envision this reality that doesn’t pan out as you expected, and that type of devastation felt like a really raw and relatable emotion that I wanted to draw from.”

Wild Rivers first caught attention with their 2016 self-titled debut, followed by their acclaimed EPs, 2018’s Eighty-Eight and 2020’s Songs To Break Up To, which all combined have earned the band 200 Million streams. Having supported artists like The Paper Kites, Donovan Woods and Jake Bugg, Wild Rivers has built a dedicated live following thanks to their charismatic stage presence as evidenced by sold out headline shows across North America, including major cities like New York, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto and more. Wild Rivers is Khalid Yassein [guitar, vocals, keys], Devan Glover [vocals, bass], and Andrew Oliver [lead guitar, bass].

Wild Rivers Fall Tour:

Sat, Sept 11             Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre

Sun, Sept 12             Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Tue, Sept 14             Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Wed, Sept 15            Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Fri, Sept 17               San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Sat, Sept 18              West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour

Sun, Sept 19             San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)

Mon, Sept 20            Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

Thur, Sept 23            Austin, TX @ Mohawk Indoor

Fri, Sept 24               Dallas, TX @ Dada

Sat, Sept 25              Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

Mon, Sept 27            Atlanta, GA @ The Loft

Tue, Sept 28             Nashville, TN @ The Basement East

Thur, Sept 30            Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room

Fri, Oct 1                    Washington, DC @ Union Stage

Sat, Oct 2                  New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

Mon, Oct 4                Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore

Tue, Oct 5                 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Fri, Oct 8                    Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop

Sat, Oct 9                  Chicago, IL @ Metro

Sun, Oct 10               Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café