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Sage Francis Reveals 'Li(f)e' LP Cover Art, Tours

Sage Francis Reveals 'Li(f)e' LP Cover Art, Tours

As we reported Feb. 9, Sage Francis enlisted indie rockers to craft his upcoming Li(f)e album. He's joined by, among others, Chris Walla, of Death Cab for Cutie; Jim Becker and Tim Rutili, of Califone; former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle; DeVotchka; and members of Calexico and Sparklehorse. The more rock-oriented album also features Francis tackling some different topics, such as organized religion. It should certainly be interesting to hear how it all comes together, though he's no stranger to working with rock acts as Jolie Holland and Will Oldham have appeared on the MC's previous records.

 

The Providence, R.I. native is also embarking on a tour of most of North America, though he's left out his hometown. To be fair, he was just there last week with B. Dolan.

 

05.12 Cambridge, MA: Middle East Downstairs
05.13 S. Burlington, VT: Higher Ground
05.14 Portland, ME: Port City Music Hall
05.15 Ottawa, ON: Ritual Nightclub
05.16 Toronto, ON: The Opera House
05.18 Detroit, MI: Alvin's
05.19 Detroit, MI: The Bottom Lounge
05.20 Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall
05.21 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue
05.22 Columbia, MO: The Blue Note
05.24 Englewood, CO: Gothic Theatre
05.25 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge
05.26 Missoula, MT: Badlander
05.28 Edmonton, AB: The Starlite Room
05.29 Calgary, AB: Distillery
05.31 Vancouver, BC: The Biltmore Cabaret
06.01 Seattle WA: Showbox SoDo
06.02 Portland, OR: Berbati's Pan
06.04 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore
06.05 Santa Cruz, CA: The Catalyst
06.06 Los Angeles, CA: Henry Fonda Theater
06.07 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up Tavern
06.09 Pomona, CA: The Glass House
06.10 Tempe, AZ: The Clubhouse
06.11 Tucson, AZ: Club Congress
06.12 Albuquerque, NM: Sunshine Theater
06.14 Dallas, TX: Granada Theatre
06.15 Austin TX: Mohawk
06.16 Houston, TX: House of Blues
06.18 Orlando, FL: Club at Firestone
06.19 Atlanta, GA: The Loft
06.21 Carrboro, NC: Cat's Cradle
06.22 Washington, DC: Rock and Roll Hotel
06.23 Baltimore, MD: The Ottobar
06.24 Philadelphia, PA: Trocadero
06.25 New York NY: Webster Hall

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Unreal. I'm incredibly excited about this, although I can't even begin to imagine what it will be like; Sage Francis is one of the best lyricists around, and the likes of Chris Walla and Calexico will make this album a force to be reckoned with.

Definitely gonna try to catch the Vancouver show, although it is unfortunately not listed on the Biltmore website yet.

tigz

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