MUSIC NEWS- After a 2014 concert tour that included sold-out shows and special performances everywhere; from NPR”s Fresh Air to A Prairie Home Companion, Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue will return to the USA in December for a dozen shows in all-new markets. Mute, Mexican-wrestling-mask-clad superheroes Los Straitjackets will again serve as Lowe’s backing band, and The Cactus Blossoms will open all dates except Durham, NC.
Just before the launch of the tour, Yep Roc Records will release Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets’ ‘The Quality Holiday Revue Live’ LP for Black Friday, November 27. Recorded live in Boston last year, the LP captures a performance the Boston Herald called “spectacular…what an amazing concept…what an amazing show.”
The Quality Holiday Revue follows the release of Nick Lowe’s first-ever holiday album ‘Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family’ (Yep Roc). While the New York Times noted that “Nick Lowe is surely up there with Bob Dylan and Scott Weiland as one of the most surprising artists to record a Christmas album,” Rolling Stone has already ranked ‘Quality Street’ in the Top 20 on it’s list of 40 Essential Holiday Albums.
But before launching his 2015 Quality Holiday Revue, Mr Lowe will hit the USA in October for a series of solo concerts dates, including a very special performance opening for Yo La Tengo at the newly renovated Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY.
NICK LOWE’S 2015 QUALITY HOLIDAY REVUE TOUR ITINETARY-
12/2 Durham, NC - Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater
12/3 Charlotte, VA - Visulite Theater
12/4 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
12/5 Nashville, TN - City Winery Nashville
12/9 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
12/10 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
12/11 San Francisco, CA - The Great American Music Hall
12/12 Napa, CA - City Winery Napa
12/14 Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub
12/16 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
12/18 Seattle, WA - Neptune
12/19 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre