The Word announces fall tour beginning October 1 in San Francisco – new album ‘Soul Food’ out now

THE WORD
ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES BEGINNING IN
SAN FRANCISCO

OCTOBER 1 and 2 WITH PRE-SALE TICKETS
AVAILABLE TODAY

NEW ALBUM SOUL FOOD OUT NOW

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“For some people, gospel music is all about the message — of faith and forbearance, sin and salvation. For the members of the mostly instrumental supergroup known as The Word, gospel is more about a feeling. The group’s long-awaited second album, Soul Food, is a rousing, thoroughly modern take on gospel…..Whether the tune is a familiar hymn or a free-form jam, the musicians are locked on to the same spirit frequency — and they’re spreading The Word even when there are no words.” NPR

June 22, 2015 – THE WORD – Robert Randolph, John Medeski and the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew) have announced their fall tour which kicks off with two shows in San Francisco’s Fillmore Theater on October 1st & 2nd. Additional stops include Los Angeles’ Fonda Theater October 3rd, Concord Music Hall in Chicago, October 12 and wrapping up in Boston on October 17th at the Paradise Rock Club. Joining THE WORD will be special guests Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers. Fan club-only pre-sale tickets are available starting today at 1:00pm eastern at http://www.thewordtheband.com followed by a public sale on Friday, June 26th. Initial dates listed below with more to be announced soon.

THE WORD will also be making some high-profile festival appearances this summer including New York’s Lowdown Hudson Music festival on July 15th and the Gathering of the Vibes on July 31st.

Soul Food, the band’s new album has been garnering rave reviews since its release May 4th. Rolling Stone cited, “…the second mostly–‐instrumental chapter in the quintet’s exploration of the sacred space where gospel, jazz, blues and improvised rock’s X-factor joyously intersect.” New York Times noted, “It’s a catalog of strengths, a romp through sacred steel music, blues and Southern soul that often sounds as if it could have been recorded in heated performance.”

WATCH THE WORD’S RECENT PERFORMANCE OF “COME BY HERE” ON CONAN:http://teamcoco.com/video/the-word-05-11-15

GUITAR CENTER SESSIONS PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW:https://youtu.be/JPbfj1YQ2vY and https://youtu.be/Tf6BcK2uxNE

THE WORD 2015 TOUR
July 2                   Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
July 9                   Summit Point, WV – All Good Music Festival
July 15                 New York, NY – Lowdown Hudson Music Festival
July 18                 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
July 24                 Camden, NJ – Xponential Festival
July 31                 Bridgeport, CT – Gathering of the Vibes
September 25       Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

FALL TOUR With Special Guests Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers
October 1             San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
October 2              San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
October 3             Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
October 4             Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
October 5             Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
October 6             Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
October 9             Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
October 10          Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
October 12           Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
October 13          Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
October 17          Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club