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Delicate Steve Joins Grizzly Bear and The Growlers On Tour
Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Delicate Steve Joins Grizzly Bear and The Growlers On Tour

The inimitable musical talent Delicate Steve has announced a series of live dates, opening for Grizzly Bear as well as touring with The Growlers (with whom he will also be playing guitar) and performing some headline dates.

He’s also working on a much anticipated new EP which arrives this fall and is the follow up to his widely acclaimed album This Is Steve.

NPR Music described This Is Steve, as “an instrumental guitar-rock record that's actually a joy to listen to”, while Pitchfork heralded the talented multi-instrumentalist as a “modern day guitar hero.”

Delicate Steve was first recognized by an impressive list of fellow musicians including David Byrne, Dirty Projectors, tUnE-yArDs, Dr. Dog, Lee Ranaldo and Built to Spill. He is likely the only guitarist who has recorded with Death Grip's Zach Hill and provided guitar for a Paul Simon record. He also produced and played all the instruments on This Is Steve.

Acclaim For This Is Steve:

This Is Steve is an invigorating blast of instrumental rock. Most of the time, his guitar playing is anything but delicate; It stings, shouts, flits and bequiles, often with uninhibited joy. Its energy extends outward; that is, there are no self-indulgent note blizzards or pompoous dinosaur stomps. This Is Steve is good fuzzy fun” - The Wall St. Journal

“Delicate Steve's debut for the Anti- label, seems to race by in flashes of color and bursts of sound that leave the listener with more than a few earworm melodies buzzing around the brain " - Relix

“The tunes on this record are rangy, loose-limbed, and strange; his influences as diverse as J.J. Cale, ZZ Top, and the aforementioned Rolling Stones. He's a rarity, with great hair, and a tattoo of Zappa's mustache on the back of his left arm." - Noisey

“On his latest, guitarist Delicate Steve seems interested in animating rock’n’roll’s most outrageous qualities, using his studio savvy to make it do all the things it can’t in real life.” - Pitchfork

“Delicate Steve makes wordless guitar music, but don’t let that fool you, This Is Steve has some of the catchiest melodies of 2017. He makes the kind of guitar line that’s so lyrical, insistent and inventive, that you’ll be singing or humming along to it. From working with Paul Simon to getting Chuck Klosterman to write him a fake bio, Marion is on the radar of some of the most well-respected names in this field. Make sure he’s on your radar too.” -

Live Dates:

August 15 BSP Kingston (Backroom Theater) Kingston, NY Opening for Grizzly Bear
August 16 BSP Kingston (Backroom Theater) Kingston, NY Opening for Grizzly Bear
September 8 Otis Mountain Get Down Elizabethtown, NY
September 30 The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY Rubblebucket Dream Picnic
October 1 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME +
October 3 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, PA +
October 4 Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH +
October 5 The Bluebird Bloomington, IN +
October 6 The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL +
October 25 Soda Bar San Diego, CA *
October 26 The Moroccan Lounge Los Angeles, CA *
October 27 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA *
October 28 The Growlers Present Festival 6 San Pedro, CA
October 29 The Growlers Present Festival 6 San Pedro, CA
October 31 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA *
November 1 Starline Social Club Ballroom Oakland, CA *
November 3 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR *
November 4 Astoria Vancouver *
November 5 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA *

+With The Growlers
*Blank Tapes Supporting

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