Here are our posters for Boston and NYC this weekend!
The absolutely gorgeous Boston poster was designed by Nate Duval. Hand numbered and screen printed. With metallic ink!
NYC was designed and screen printed by Aesthetic Apparatus and is limited to only 100 copies.
Come & find me & snap ‘em up!
Washington DC show poster! TWO sold out shows at the 9:30 Club! That means TWO night’s of load in pizza, free cupcakes, and one of the best crowds and venues in the whole country.
Designed & screen printed by Eric @ Doe Eyed
200 copies / hand numbered
And I’ll get Josh to sign ‘em all, too.
Come & get ‘em.
I travel a lot - this month I was in fifteen cities in as many days. I always like to learn a little bit about the place I’m going to play - that Chicago has the fourth largest GDP of any world city, or that Louisville is famous for a sandwich known as the “Hot Brown.”
Today I was Grantham, Pennsylvania, at Messiah College, and as I was doing a little digging about the place I learned something that surprised and disappointed me.
Messiah College requires all students to sign a “Community Covenant” promising to, among other things, “avoid such sinful practices as…homosexual behavior….”
This policy, which I see as exclusionary and bigoted, could not run more counter to my personal beliefs. If I had done my homework, and read about Messiah’s policies ahead of time, I would never have agreed to play there.
I did play at Messiah College tonight, and I chose to use the opportunity to talk to the students - to encourage them to seek openness and change. I spoke honestly about my personal views - that we should all have the right to love - and to marry freely, no matter what our sexual orientation. Everyone was respectful and kind, and it is my hope that they’ll continue to demand a change to the Community Covenant.
I hope to have made the best of a difficult situation. I’m donating the fee I received from Messiah College tonight in its entirety to The Trevor Project (thetrevorproject.org), the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
I won’t play Messiah College again - not until they welcome, in word and deed, all members of their faith regardless of sexuality, and I urge my fellow musicians to do the same.
Josh has recorded a series of very special performances for Hot Press Magazine magazine, featuring four intimate video recordings. They’ve only produced 100 of these exclusive DVDs, individually numbered and signed by Josh! To find out how you can get your copy go to http://www.hotpress.com/joshritter
Hot Press magazine has produced a special iPad edition of their current issue featuring an additional 37 page dedicated to Josh! It includes live video recordings, an exclusive photo gallery, archived alblum reviews and interviews. Go to http://www.hotpress.com/joshritter/ipadedition to download it now.
Josh Ritter, In Concert: NPR Music Presents (by nprmusic)
Ritter’s new album, The Beast in Its Tracks, is by any definition a breakup record; he wrote it following his own divorce, and every song finds him picking through a relationship’s wreckage in pursuit of root causes and a way forward. Watch him perform the album’s songs live from New York City.
Back in it. Leg 2: 14 shows in 15 days.
April 13 - Buffalo, NY - Babeville
April 14 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
April 15 - Columbus, OH - Southern Theatre
April 16 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
April 17 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theatre
April 18 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
April 19 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre
April 20 - St. Louis, MO - Vintage Vinyl (Record Store Day)
April 20 - St. Louis, MO - Plush
April 21 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
April 24 - Madison, WI - Capitol Theatre
April 25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
April 26 - Northfield, MN - Carleton College
April 27 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
Thank you Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band for putting on such a transcendent show last night. Thanks to all of you who came out to the show!
New summer SE US shows with our friends The Milk Carton Kids! See you there!