THE BARR BROTHERS UNVEIL ANTHEMIC TITLE TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING ‘QUEENS OF THE BREAKERS’ (OCTOBER 27/SECRET CITY RECORDS)
WILL JOIN THE WAR ON DRUGS ON TOUR
IN UK AND EUROPE IN NOVEMBER
IN UK AND EUROPE IN NOVEMBER
LISTEN TO “QUEENS OF THE BREAKERS”
VIA NPR/WORLD CAFÉ HERE: https://goo.gl/sCwk8o
Today, NPR’s World Café is premiering the anthemic title track from ‘Queens of the Breakers,’ the forthcoming album by The Barr Brothers. This album, the band’s first in three years, will be released on October 27 on Secret City Records. The Barr Brothers are also thrilled to announce that they will join The War On Drugs for a 17 date run of UK and Europe dates in November, playing massive venues – this marks their second time touring with the band. Andrew Barr explains that given this opportunity, their own headlining tour has been moved to the winter of 2018 :
“To our dear friends in Europe and the UK, The Barr Brothers have accepted an offer from The War On Drugs to open their European and UK tour in November. We are moving our own headlining tour to January/February 2018. All current tickets will be honored; refunds available if desired. Thanks to all of our fans for your patience in letting us take this opportunity. And sorry that we’ll have to wait even longer to have you singing with us on this tour.”
After the UK and European run, The Barr Brothers begin their North American tour, their biggest headlining tour to date. See below for all dates.
‘Queens of the Breakers’ takes its name from The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion perched atop Newport, Rhode Island’s rocky coastline. As teenagers, brothers Brad and Andrew Barr were part of a mischievous group of friends that would descend upon Newport dressed in their mothers’ clothing; the better to shock the tourists. It’s a vehicle for reflection: a tight group of friends that grew apart, now seen through a Terrence Malick ‘Tree Of Life’-like haze.
Listen to “Queens of the Breakers” by clicking here :
The new album arrives after the longest-ever pause in Brad and Andrew Barr’s 20-year career in music. Both became fathers since 2014’s ‘Sleeping Operator’ was released. In that time, Sarah Page also found ways to completely redefine the harp, its sound, and its role in modern music. ‘Queens of the Breakers’ was born out of reflection of what home and family mean now, after the effects of life on the road.
The Barr Brothers released their debut album, recorded in a boiler room in Montreal, in 2011. Since then they’ve performed on The Late Show twice, several NPR programs, CBC ‘q’, CBS This Morning Saturday, Canada AM, France Inter “Le Nouveau Rendez-Vous”,KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic and more. They’ve shared stages with The National, The War On Drugs, Patrick Watson, My Morning Jacket, Emmylou Harris and countless others. They headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival in front of 40,000 people and have sold out venues across the world. 2014’s ‘Sleeping Operator’ was a breakthrough record, with spins on over 50 Triple A radio stations in the US. It was playlisted with all 3 singles and the band did 6 sessions across every BBC Radio stations in the UK. ‘Sleeping Operator’ is now over 60 million combined streams.
‘Queens of the Breakers’ was engineered by Ryan Freeland (Milk Carton Kids, Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt) and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National). It was recorded in Montreal and St. Zenon, Quebec.
“One of my favorite tracks of the year” - Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music
“swirling, evolving…at once delicate and expansive” - Paste
“Gorgeous” - Brooklyn Vegan
Pre-order and Pre-save the album here: http://www.2lin.cc/QOTB
Watch the album teaser here : https://youtu.be/P65lL5BtDSk
Listen to You Would Have to Lose Your Mind here: https://youtu.be/Gg3Vlc5u2tA
Listen to It Came To Me here: http://www.2lin.cc/ICTM
09.11.17 Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands — sold out *
10.11.17 Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands — sold out *
12.11.17 Manchester UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester — sold out *
13.11.17 Manchester UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester tickets *
14.11.17 London UK @ Alexandra Palace — sold out *
15.11.17 Portsmouth UK @ Portsmouth Guildhall tickets *
*with The War On Drugs