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