ADDS NEW YORK SHOW TO FALL TOUR ON OCTOBER 16TH AT WEBSTER HALL
NEW DATES ALSO INCLUDE WASHINGTON, DC AND GLENSIDE, PA
NEW ALBUM SOUL FOOD OUT NOW
“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”.
August 5, 2015 – THE WORD – Robert Randolph, John Medeski and the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew) have added additional dates to their fall tour, which includes stops at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on October 14th and New York’s Webster Hall on October 16th. The fall tour 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.
See complete list of dates below.
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.”
THE WORD 2015 TOUR
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 14 Washington DC- 9:30 Club
October 15 Glenside, PA- Keswick Theater
October 16 New York, NY- Webster Hall
October 17 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club