Julien Baker Announces Fall North American Headlining Tour, New Album Coming Soon On Matador






“Richly poetic songs of trauma and redemption, moving from almost unbearable fragility to confessional strength” – The New York Times

“The purity of her voice and the yearning way she sings make each of her songs lovely and memorable” – NPR 

“She is a gifted writer whose images sting the senses, but there’s something particularly gripping about her voice. It communicates both grit and softness in its tone, trusting and world-weary all at once.” – Pitchfork

“…Julien Baker’s just going to keep breaking our hearts until the end of time…”

– Noisey


July 17, 2017 – Julien Baker has announced a fall North American headlining tour that will take the young songwriter throughout the U.S. and into Canada, and sees her playing her biggest shows to date. The first leg will begin on October 12th in Atlanta, GA and includes an October 27th performance at New York’s historic Town Hall. Following a trip overseas in November — where her London Union Chapel show is already sold out — she will return home for the second, western leg that will set off November 29th in Knoxville, TN and includes a December 14th show at Los Angeles’ landmark Palace Theatre. Baker has been recording in her native Memphis, TN for a new album — the follow up to her acclaimed 2015 debut LP Sprained Ankle — due out later this year via Matador. She will be performing new songs on this upcoming tour, in addition to material from Sprained Ankle as well as her heralded 2017 debut Matador 7” Funeral Pyre. A current itinerary is below.

Baker has spent the majority of 2017 on the road, in the U.S. supporting Ben Gibbard, The Decemberists (“a short, beautiful set of favorites from her 2015 debut — Brooklyn Vegan), and Conor Oberst (“stunned with her 30-minute opening set” — Consequence Of Sound), as well as across Europe and the UK, where her June London Bush Hall show sold out within 24 hours. She is currently on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, and will return to North America later this month for a run of shows through mid-August that includes select dates supporting Belle & Sebastian.

Funeral Pyre was released March 17, 2017 as a 7-inch and digital single, and together with previously unreleased song B-side “Distant Solar Systems” earned critical acclaim from The New York Times, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, NY Magazine’s Vulture, Noisey, and Uproxx, among many others, and can be heard HERE. Matador re-released Sprained Ankle physically worldwide (ex-U.S. and Australia) on March 17th as well.


Julien Baker tour dates:

07/18 Melbourne, AUS @ Northcote Social Club

07/19 Hobart, AUS @ Republic Bar

07/20 Sydney, AUS @ The Factory Theatre

07/22 Byron Bay, AUS @ Splendour In The Grass

07/23 Auckland, NZL @ Tuning Fork, Spark Arena

07/27 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts*

08/04 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

08/05 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

08/07 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

08/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

08/10 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory**

08/12 Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark^

08/13 Missoula, MT @ Travelers’ Rest 2017

08/15 St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre*

08/16 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre*

08/17 Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater*

08/26 Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre#

09/20 Chicago, IL @ Amnesty International & Sofar Sounds Give A Home show

09/21 Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival 2017

10/12 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade +

10/13 Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom +

10/14 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle +

10/15 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater +

10/17 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club +

10/18 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre +

10/20 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre +

10/25 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount +

10/27 New York, NY @ Town Hall +

10/28 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre +

10/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer +

11/03 The Hague, NL @ Crossing Border Festival

11/04 Utrecht, NL @ Ekko

11/06 Bristol, UK @ The Lantern

11/07 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

11/08 Glasgow, UK @ CCA

11/09 Dublin, IE @ Whelans

11/10 London, UK @ Union Chapel *SOLD OUT*

11/12 Brussels, BE @ Autumn Falls

11/14 Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen Neukolln

11/15 Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich

11/16 Düsseldorf, DE @ New Fall Festival

11/17 Madrid, ES @ El Sol

11/18 Braga, PT @ Theatro Circo

11/19 Barcelona, ES @ La De Apolo

11/29 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre

11/30 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

12/01 Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge

12/02 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall +

12/07 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett +

12/08 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre +

12/09 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre +

12/10 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater +

12/12 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore +

12/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theatre +

12/15 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic +

12/16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom +

12/18 Austin, TX @ Emo’s +

12/19 Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater +

12/20 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater +

* supporting Belle & Sebastian

** supporting Cold War Kids

^ supporting Paramore

# supporting Ben Folds

+ Half Waif supports