Northeastern roots rocker Stephen Kellogg, frontman of Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers, is proud to announce the 2011 “Solo & Down Low Tour” featuring special guest Tift Merritt, beginning April 20th in Northampton, MA with performances in Nashville (3rd & Lindsley), New York (City Winery), Seattle (Triple Door), and Denver (Walnut Room). See complete list of tour dates below.
This month-long run will give fans an intimate opportunity to see Kellogg perform favorites from the Sixer’s 2009 Vanguard Records debut, The Bear, and 2010 live album Live From The Heart, recorded at the band’s 1000th live show at Irving Plaza in New York. “Shady Esperanto and The Young Hearts,” the band’s single from The Bear, was recently used in a promo advertisement for TNT’s Men of a Certain Age.
Prior to forming The Sixers at The University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003, Kellogg released four independent records as a solo artist. “I used to play 60 songs a night at this steakhouse. I was supposed to play only covers, but I would slide my own material in by introducing it as ‘an old Jefferson Airplane B-side’ or something,” Kellogg says. “I love playing music. I love writing songs. I’m honored that it’s my job, and I think more than ever right now, the spark is brighter than ever.”
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers are currently at work on their sophomore album for Vanguard Records, set for release in Fall 2011.
April 20 @ Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
April 21 @ Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA
April 22 @ Jammin’ Java, Vienna, VA
April 23 @ Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA
April 26 @ Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
April 27 @ 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville, TN
April 28 @ Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO
April 29 @ SPACE, Evanston, IL
April 30 @ Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
May 1 @ Flying Mango, Des Moines, IA
May 3 @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN
May 4 @ Winchester, Cleveland, OH
May 5 @ Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
May 6 @ City Winery, New York, NY
May 12 @ Triple Door, Seattle, WA
May 13 @ Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
May 14 @ Swedish Hall, San Francisco, CA
May 16 @ Venue TBA, Los Angeles, CA
May 17 @ Anthology, San Diego, CA
May 19 @ Walnut Room, Denver, CO