Shovels & Rope have shared plans to hit the road for a special acoustic tour this fall. The impending run, entitled Bare Bones, will include 16 dates at intimate venues across the East Coast and Midwest, beginning on Sept. 29 and wrapping on Oct. 20. Performances will feature stripped-down takes from the Americana duo’s expansive body of work, including their critically-acclaimed 2022 release, Manticore.
Shovels & Rope’s Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst will kick off the run with a two-night stand at The Riviera Theatre in the husband-and-wife duo’s hometown of Charleston, S.C. on Sept. 29 and 30. Next, the folk-rockers will head over to Winston-Salem, N.C. for a show at The Ramkut on Oct. 1 before stopping by the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, N.C. on Oct. 2.
On Oct. 4, Shovels & Rope will head up to Virginia for one night at Bristol’s Cameo Theatre, followed by an Oct. 6 show at The Lyric in Lexington, Ky., an Oct. 7 set at The Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, Mich. and an Oct. 8 appearance at The Athenaeum Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.
The duo will resume their Midwestern sweep on Oct. 10, taking the stage at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Mich., before dishing out sets at the Stoughton Opera House in Stoughton, Wisc. and the Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon in Iowa City, Ind., on Oct. 11 and 13, respectively.
Finally, Shovels and Rope will head South for the final leg of the tour, making stops at Knuckleheads in Kansas City, Mo. (Oct. 14), George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, Ark. (Oct. 15), Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Miss. (Oct. 17) and the Barrelhouse Ballroom at Five Wits Brewing Company in Chattanooga, Tenn (Oct. 18). On Oct. 20, the duo will polish off their run with a set at the Thomasville Center for The Arts in Thomasville, Ga.
Tickets for Shovels & Rope’s Bare Bones tour can be purchased here, beginning this Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. ET.
Scroll to view the complete “Bare Bones” tour schedule below.
Shovels & Rope “Bare Bones” Tour:
Sept. 29 – The Riviera Theater– Charleston, S.C.
Sept. 30 – The Riviera Theater – Charleston, S.C.
Oct.1 – The Ramkat– Winston-Salem, N.C.
Oct. 3 – Haw River Ballroom– Saxapahaw, NC
Oct. 4 – Cameo Theater – Bristol, Va.
Oct. 6 – The Lyric– Lexington, Ky.
Oct. 7 – The Acorn Theater– Three Oaks, Mich.
Oct. 8 – The Athenaeum Theatre– Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 10 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, Mich.
Oct. 11 – Stoughton Opera House – Stoughton, Wisc.
Oct.13 – Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon– Iowa City, Ind.
Oct. 14 – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, Mo.
Oct. 15 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, Ark.
Oct. 17 – Proud Larry’s– Oxford, Miss.
Oct. 18 – Barrelhouse Ballroom at Five Wits Brewing Company– Chattanooga, Tenn.
Oct. 20 – Thomasville Center for The Arts– Thomasville, Ga.