Blitzen Trapper fills up tour calendar through the summer
Portland, OR-based indie-rockers Blitzen Trapper have added a slew of summer festival appearances and headlining dates in support of their latest release, "American Goldwing."
The tour gets underway May 26 at the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington state and wraps in early August at the Pickathon Festival in nearby Happy Valley, OR. Other festivals included in the tour are the venerable Newport Folk Festival, Wakarusa in Ozark, AR, as well as the Winnipeg Folk Festival, north of the border. During the tour, the outfit will be supporting Wilco for a week's worth of dates (6/25-7/2) in the mountain states plus Minnesota. Also on the itinerary is a one-off appearance at the Oregon Garden Brewfest on Apr. 28.
In the upcoming months, Blitzen Trapper will be announcing more tour dates to close out the remainder of 2012.
Blitzen Trapper is a five-piece consisting of Eric Earley (guitar/vocals), Erik Menteer (guitar/keyboard), Brian Koch (drums/vocals), Michael VanPelt (bass) and Marty Marquis (guitar/keyboard/vocals). Rolling Stone magazine described their sound as "a simplistic but intoxicating roots fantasy -- full of Dylan mysticism, spidery acoustic Dead jamming, tasty 1970s rock moves and evocations of high-plains drifters with itchy trigger fingers drinking from jam jars."
28 - Silverton, OR - Oregon Garden Brewfest
26 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
29- Denver, CO - Bluebird
30- Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
31- Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
1- Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Festival
2 - Oklahoma City, OK - ACM@UCO Performance Lab
4- Santa Fe, NM - Sol Santa Fe
5- Flagstaff, AZ - The Green Room
6 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown
9- Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre
25- Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
26- Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden Outlaw Field
28- Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Company
1 - Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park
2 - Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
5 â€" Victor, ID - Victor City Park Thursday Music on Main Series
7 â€" Winnipeg, Manitoba - Folk Festival
8 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
9 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
13 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
14 â€" New York, NY - Stuyvesant Town Oval
15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
17 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
27â€" Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
3-5 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival