Augustana Is Alive and Kicking On Tour
2011 has been a hectic year for rock band Augustana. After John Vincent left the band other members decided as well due to unknown reasons. One of the reasons might be the fact sales have been going down and their record label Epic decided to let the band lose.
Release date: 04/26/11
Label: Epic Records
Buy at: Amazon
Despite these facts the band announces to be going on tour in 2012. It seems the members have parted ways officially but till other opportunities arise Augustana will go on. The tour will start on January 17th in Anaheim and will last for three weeks. For the time being February 7th in Atlanta will be their last show so get your ticket as soon as possible.
17th Anaheim, CA House of Blues
18th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
19th San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
21st Seattle, WA Crocodile
22nd Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
24th Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
25th Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
27th Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
28th Chicago, IL Park West
30th Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
31st Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
1st New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
3rd Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
4th Washington, DC 930 Club
6th Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
7th Atlanta, GA Vinyl
Released in April of 2011, Augustana's self titled album was recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Jacquire King, who is known for his work with Kings of Leon and Norah Jones, among others. The album delivers on the emotionally resonant, rootsy pop/rock that Augustana have become known for. The magazine Alternative Press hailed the songs "alternate between gorgeous piano based ballads and twangy rockers each wrapped in Dan Layus' warbled vocals and effortless melodies," and the Seattle Times proclaimed "Every track is album-worthy on a disc built for a spring that may eventually come (check out "Shot in the Dark") - sunglasses, convertible-top down, road trips. Bring it on."
Augustana launched onto the scene with their major-label debut, 2005's All The Stars and Boulevards. The album reached No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. It also spawned two Top 40 hits, "Stars and Boulevards" and "Boston," which was certified digital platinum. The band's follow-up, 2008's Can't Love, Can't Hurt spawned the singles "Sweet and Low," and "I Still Ain't Over You."
"self-titled" by Augustana - release date: 04/26/11..