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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Milk Carton Kids Announce Summer Tour Dates

Grammy-nominated folk duo The Milk Carton Kids have announced a string of six tour dates leading into their sophomore performance at Newport Folk Festival. The tour will see the band moving out of clubs and into theaters across the East Coast and Midwest. The duo will appear on Saturday, July 26 at the historic festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

For festival information and tickets, go here: http://www.newportfolk.org

The Road To Newport Tour Dates:
7/17 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
7/19 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
7/20 - Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Performance Center
7/21 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
7/22 - Columbus, OH - Lincoln Theater
7/24 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall

The past few months have been marked by The Milk Carton Kids' standout performances on Austin City Limits, CBS This Morning: Saturday and A Prairie Home Companion, and most recently at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in New York City. The duo was also prominently featured in the Coen Brothers' Showtime documentary “Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis.’”

Next month, the band will embark on a 46-date North American tour which has seen over half the performances sell out months in advance.

Recent Acclaim For The Milk Carton Kids:

“There is something almost unnatural about the mellifluous harmonies of The Milk Carton Kids, something freakish. It’s hard to believe that two people can sync to each other like that” - New York Times Magazine

"It's in the intellectual sophistication of their songs that their home environment can be observed, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre. " - Paste Magazine

“Despite their youth, The Milk Carton Kids could have stepped out of the early 60s folk revival. Playing almost purely acoustically – no guitar amplification, one vocal mic – Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale recalled a time when the Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary and (especially) Simon & Garfunkel ruled the hit parade. Driven by close harmonies and skillful guitar work and punctuated by deadpan humor, the besuited duo’s songs had a timeless quality that only the best folk contains.” - Austin City Limits

The Milk Carton Kid Tour Dates:
4/14 - Nashville, TN - Belcourt Theater - SOLD OUT
4/15 - St. Louis, MO - Sheldon Concert Hall
4/16 - Memphis, TN - Buckman Performing Arts Center
4/17 - Birmingham, AL - Wordplay
4/18 - Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre
4/19 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle - SOLD OUT
4/21 - Vienna, VA - The Barns at Wolf Trap - SOLD OUT
4/22 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
4/23 - New York, NY - New York Society for Ethical Culture - SOLD OUT
4/29 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere - SOLD OUT
4/30 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall - SOLD OUT
5/1 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
5/2 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
5/3 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall - SOLD OUT
5/5 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
5/6 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark - SOLD OUT
5/7 - Grand Rapids, MI - Ladies Literary Club
5/8 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk - SOLD OUT
5/9 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk - SOLD OUT
5/10 - Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House - SOLD OUT
5/11 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club (early show) - SOLD OUT
5/11 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club (late show) - SOLD OUT
5/12 - Winnipeg, MB - TBD - SOLD OUT
5/14 - Calgary, AB - Festival Hall - SOLD OUT
5/15 - Edmonton, AB - McDougall United Church
5/28 - Austin, TX - Stateside Theatre - SOLD OUT
5/29 - Houston, TX - Mucky Duck (early show) - SOLD OUT
5/29 - Houston, TX - Mucky Duck (late show) - SOLD OUT
5/30 - Austin, TX - Stateside Theater - SOLD OUT
5/31 - Dallas, TX - Poor David's Pub - SOLD OUT
6/1 - Oklahoma City, OK - Blue Door - SOLD OUT
6/3 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
6/5 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
6/6 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
6/11 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
6/12 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall - SOLD OUT
6/14 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
6/16 - Napa, CA - City Winery
6/17 - Santa Cruz, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz
6/18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
6/19 - Santa Barbara, CA - TBD
6/21 - Los Angeles, CA - Japan America Theater
6/22 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up - SOLD OUT
6/23 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum - SOLD OUT
6/24 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum
7/17 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
7/19 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
7/20 - Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Performance Center
7/21 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
7/22 - Columbus, OH - Lincoln Theater
7/24 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
7/26 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival