Devil Makes Three Kicks Off Summer Tour at Upstate Concert Hall May 7
There is no rest for the weary – especially for critically-acclaimed bluegrass rockers The Devil Makes Three (TDM3). Spending more than two years on the road since their latest album Chains Are Broken (New West Records) debuted in the Top 10 Bluegrass Charts, the self-proclaimed “road warriors” have unveiled plans for a series of May shows that will culminate with a special co-headline performance with Punch Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Kicking off May 7 in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall, TDM3’s May routing will crisscross the country hitting such legendary venues as St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, The Pageant in St. Louis, and House Of Blues in Cleveland before its grand finale at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 23. The Red Rocks show will be the band’s sixth appearance at the iconic venue.
The Spring tour will be the band’s second run with Morgan Eve Swain, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for Brown Bird and The Huntress And Holder Of Hands, taking the helm as upright bassist and backing vocalist in the absence of Lucia Turino.
TDM3’s 2018 release of Chains Are Broken is the band’s first record of original songs since 2013’s “I’m a Stranger Here,” which marked their first appearance on the Billboard Top 200. Heralded as the trio’s most sophisticated effort to date and exhibiting their willingness to “push beyond [their] somewhat cult audience” (American Songwriter), Chains Are Broken continues to resonate with fans thanks to Pete Bernhard’s mature, provocative lyrics and vocals and guitar/banjo aficionado Cooper McBean’s signature style.
However, success is not something new for this nearly 20-year band. TDM3’s explosive self-titled 2002 debut album yielded such classics as “Old Number Seven,” “Graveyard,” “The Plank,” and more, and the group has since organically attracted a diehard following through constant touring and subsequent hit albums.
Each critically-acclaimed and beloved by fans, these releases include: Longjohns, Boots and a Belt (2004), Do Wrong Right (2009) and the 2016 release of Redemption & Ruin, which earned TDM3 their second #1 bow and fourth consecutive top-five debut on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart. This pivotal album also garnered widespread acclaim from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, American Songwriter, The Boston Globe and more.
Capitalizing on the momentum from Chains Are Broken, the band is currently writing a new album with new material scheduled to be released later next year.
Over the years, TDM3 has cast an unbreakable spell on audiences everywhere from Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Hangout Fest, Shaky Knees and the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
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