Keller Williams, Dave Watts and Tye North have announced a 14-stop tour honoring Williams’ two-decade-old album, Laugh. The news comes on the tail of the 20th anniversary of the LP, which was initially released on Feb. 19, 2002. On tour, the band will perform Laugh in its entirety.
The tour begins on Sept. 23 at Kamp Keller in Kent, Conn. The ensemble will take some time off the road following their first performance and resume their run on Oct. 14, at Atlanta’s Center Stage. From there, they’ll pop up at Salvage Stage in Asheville, N.C., the following night, ahead of an Oct. 16 show at The Harvester in Rocky Mount, Va.
The band will take another break after their gig at The Harvester and return on Nov. 4 for a concert at Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg, Pa. Then, the next night, they’ll travel to Charlottesville, Va., to play at The Jefferson Theatre.
After five days off the road, they’ll arrive on the West Coast for a Nov. 10 gig at Bend, Ore.’s Tower Theatre. Williams, Watts and North will trek to Seattle next to play at the Neptune Theatre, before a return South to Portland, Ore., for a Nov. 12 performance at the Wonder Ballroom.
On Nov. 17, the band will swing through Peoria, Ill., to play at Kenny’s Westside Pub. Then, the following night they will play at Old Rock House in St. Louis, Mo., before a Nov. 19 show at Chicago’s Park West. Then, after nearly a month off the road, the trio will hit the road for a final set of shows beginning on Dec. 16 at Washingtons in Fort Collins, Colo. The last tour stop will occur on Dec. 17 at Agave in Avon, Colo.
In regards to the forthcoming tour, Williams shared, “Join me, Tye North and Dave Watts as we play Laugh in its entirely and attempt to recreate the studio magic live. Obviously in the last 20 years, we have all found ways to extend and stretch out the good times, so more than likely, a four and a half minute song on the record, just quite possibly, for certain, could go to about 11 minutes. So, it will be recreating the studio experience yet enhanced.
Laugh was recorded in Northern Virginia at Bias Studios and features North (Leftover Salmon) on bass and Watts (The Motet) on drums along with Williams. For additional information about the LP, visit kellerwilliams.net.
Tickets for the forthcoming tour go on sale Thursday, June 30 at 1 p.m. ET, except for the trio’s Oct. 16 date, which will drop on July 7 at 1 p.m. ET.
See the complete list of tour schedule below.
Sept. 23 – Kamp Keller Club Getaway – Kent, Conn.
Oct. 14 – Center Stage – Atlanta
Oct. 15 – Salvage Station – Asheville, N.C.
Oct. 16 – The Harvester – Rocky Mount, Va.
Nov. 4 – Sherman Theatre – Stroudsburg, Pa.
Nov. 5 – The Jefferson Theatre – Charlottesville, Va.
Nov. – 10 Tower Theatre – Bend, Ore.
Nov. – 11 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wash.
Nov. – 12 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, Ore.
Nov. – 17 Kenny’s Westside Pub, Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 18 – Old Rock House –St. Louis
Nov. 19 – Park West – Chicago
Dec. 16 – Washingtons – Fort. Collins, Colo.
Dec. 17 – Agave – Avon, Colo.