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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Andy Shauf Takes The Party Across North America

Singer-songwriter Andy Shauf will be performing a series of headline North American dates in support of his immensely acclaimed new album The Party, of which the Line of Best Fit wrote, “Shauf successfully portrays the complicated smogarsbord that is youth by capturing in its crudest form at a party, with its hedonism and heartbreak, and in doing so propels himself miles ahead of his singer-songwriter peers who have tried to do the same."

Shauf was has just been nominated for a 2016 Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s annual music award. Other nominees include Grimes, The Weeknd, Drake, Destroyer, Black Mountain, and others.

Shauf is currently winning over hearts and minds in the opening slot of the case.lang.veirs tour. His headline dates will see him supporting The Party in the US and his native Canada, with support from Chris Cohen on many dates.

Acclaim for Andy Shauf’s The Party

"This is one soiree you don't want to miss.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“It basically sounds like Elliott Smith come back to life. In the 70's. It's... incredible. -

"A graduate of the school of Burt Bacharach, solo Lennon, Macca and Wings, The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson and Elliott Smith, Shauf can locate the game changing chord that great songs pivot on, for which lesser talents fumble in vain. The Party conceals killer lyrics in music of extraordinary beauty and lushness.” - Sunday Times UK

The Party is definitely worth celebrating.” - Uncut

" it’s a baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan, though rather more empathetic than them.” - The Independent

★★★★ - The Canadian songwriter's hazy harmonies and easy keys belie the intricate concept of his fourth full album. Using sharp snapshots and strange characters, Shauf paints an endearing sketch of his house's many moods." - MOJO

"...recalls classic pop songwriters in the vein of Harry Nilsson or Randy Newman, coupled with the plainspoken timbre of a Paul Simon, albeit with a laconic Canadian drawl." - NPR Music

"...a lovely, luxuriant thing you should hear..." – Stereogum

"Fans of artists like Elliott Smith and Grizzly Bear will likely enjoy Shauf’s music, but overall Shauf really comes into his own on The Party." - Paste

“An exceptionally fine record” – Sunday Express

Andy Shauf Live Dates
THU 30 JUNE Woodland Park ZooSeattle, WA, US
SAT 2 JULY Oregon Zoo Portland, OR, US
SUN 3 JULY Britt Pavilion Jacksonville, OR, US
TUE 5 JULY Athletic Club of BendBend, OR, US
SAT 9 JULY Winnipeg Folk Festival 2016 Winnipeg, MB, Canada
FRI 22 JULY Hillside Festival 2016 Guelph, ON, Canada
SAT 23 JULY Boarding House Park Lowell, MA, US
TUE 26 JULY Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY, US
WED 27 JULY Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC, US
THU 28 JULY Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC, US
FRI 29 JULY Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta, GA, US
SUN 31 JULY Joy Theater New Orleans, LA, US
TUE 2 AUGUST HEB Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts San Antonio, TX
WED 3 AUGUST Bass Performance Hall Fort Worth, TX, US
THU AUGUST 4 Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX
FRI AUGUST 5 Private Event // Children’s Hospital
SAT AUGUST 6 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
SUN AUGUST 7 Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

TUE 9 AUGUST Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Washburn, WI, US
THU 6 OCTOBER Park Theatre* Winnipeg, MB*
FRI 7 OCTOBER Broadway Theatre Saskatoon, SK, Canada
SAT 8 OCTOBER The Exchange Regina, SK, Canada*
TUE 11 OCTOBER The Needle Vinyl Tavern Edmonton, AB, Canada*
WED 12 OCTOBER Commonwealth Bar & Stage Calgary, AB, Canada*
FRI 14 OCTOBER Fox Cabaret Vancouver, BC, Canada*
MON 17 OCTOBER Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA*
TUE 18 OCTOBER Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR*
THU 20 OCTOBER Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA*
FRI 21 OCTOBER The Echo, Los Angeles, CA*
WED 23 NOVEMBER Mills Hardware Hamilton, ON, Canada^
THU 24 NOVEMBER Starlight, Waterloo, ON^
FRI 25 NOVEMBER Mod Club Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada^
SAT 26 NOVEMBER Gordon Best Theatre Peterborough, ON, Canada^
TUE 29 NOVEMBER Schubas, Chicago, IL^
WED 30 NOVEMBER The Frequency, Madison, WI^
THU 1 DECEMBER Hi-Fi-Lounge, Indianapolis, IN
FRI 2 DECEMBER The Basement, Nashville, TN^
SAT 3 DECEMBER The Mothlight, Asheville, NC^
MON 5 DECEMBER DC9, Washington, DC^
TUE 6 DECEMBER Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA^
WED 7 DECEMBER Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY, US^
THU 8 DECEMBER National Arts Centre (NAC) Ottawa, ON, Canada^
FRI 9 DECEMBER Bar le Ritz PDB Montreal, QC, Canada^
SAT 10 DECEMBER L’AntiQuébec, QC, Canada^

* with Scattered Clouds
^ with Chris Cohen

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