DAVID BAZAN LIVING ROOM TOUR – OCTOBER 2017
These are the last living room shows until 2019. That’s right, there will be NO Bazan Living Room Shows for the remainder of 2017 or in 2018. Don’t miss these. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Thu Oct 12 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Champaign IL – SOLD OUT
Fri Oct 13 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Springfield IL – SOLD OUT
Sat Oct 14 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Glen Ellyn IL – SOLD OUT
Sun Oct 15 : Living Room Show @ 3pm – Morton Grove IL – SOLD OUT
Sun Oct 15 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Chicago IL – SOLD OUT

Living Room Shows are private shows limited to 40-50 tickets, hosted by fans in spaces such as, living rooms, lofts, recording studios, yoga studios, bike shops, screen printing shops, clothing stores, coffee shops, cafes, churches, etc. For each show we try to find the best space based on the acoustics of the room, proximity to parking and public transportation, etc. We’re trying to create intimate shows that will be a positive and memorable experience for everyone.

DAVID BAZAN FULL BAND TOUR – NOVEMBER 2017
David will be playing venue shows with a full band in November. This is the same line-up as the current west coast shows with City & Colour. It’s Bazan on bass, Erik Walters on guitar, Sean Lane on drums. This is a proper rock show!

Nov 05 : Pike Room at The Crofoot – Pontiac MI – SOLD OUT
Nov 06 : The Drake – Toronto ONT – SOLD OUT
Nov 08 : Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA – SOLD OUT
Nov 09 : Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT
Nov 11 : Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA – SOLD OUT
Nov 12 : Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC – SOLD OUT
Nov 13 : Cat’s Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro NC – SOLD OUT
Nov 15 : New Brookland – Columbia SC – SOLD OUT
Nov 16 : The Earl – Atlanta GA – SOLD OUT
Nov 18 : Club Cafe – Pittsburgh PA – SOLD OUT
Nov 19 : Rumba Cafe – Columbus OH – SOLD OUT

SHOWS WITH JULIEN BAKER IN TENNESSEE
To finish out the year, David will be playing a few shows with the incredible Julien Baker in Tennessee.

BUY TICKETS

Nov 29 : Bijou Theatre – Knoxville TN – SOLD OUT
Nov 30 : Marathon Music Works – Nashville TN
Dec 01 : 1884 Lounge – Memphis TN – SOLD OUT

Hello friends! It’s been a while since our last email. I hope everyone is doing ok. We have some good news for you today…

NORTHWEST LIVING ROOM SHOWS SEPT 2 & 3
Dave has two solo Living Room Shows coming up. These will be the final Northwest Living Room Shows of 2017. Don’t miss ’em.

Sept 2 : Living Room Show – Port Orchard WA –  BUY TICKETS
Sept 3 : Living Room Show – Vancouver BC – BUY TICKETS

WEST COAST TOUR WITH CITY & COLOUR IN SEPTEMBER.
David is looking forward to getting back out on tour with City & Color in September.

Sep 15 : Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown CA
Sep 16 : The Wiltern – Los Angeles CA
Sep 17 : House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim CA
Sep 18 : The Observatory – Santa Ana CA
Sep 20 : Humphreys Concerts By the Bay – San Diego CA
Sep 22 : Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo CA
Sep 23 : The Masonic – San Francisco CA
Sep 26 : Roseland Theater – Portland OR
Sep 28 : Mount Baker Theatre – Bellingham WA
Sep 29 : Knitting Factory Spokane – Spokane WA
Sep 30 : Paramount Theatre – Seattle WA

OCTOBER LIVING ROOM TOUR
David will be playing a few Living Room Shows in Illinois in October.

Oct 12 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Champaign IL
Oct 13 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Springfield IL
Oct 14 : Living Room Show @ 2pm – Bloomington IL
Oct 14 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Glen Ellyn IL
Oct 15 : Living Room Show @ 3pm – Morton Grove IL
Oct 15 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Chicago IL

* Tickets for these shows go on Sale Friday, Sept 1 @ 2pm (CT)

EASTERN STATES BAZAN HEADLINE TOUR IN NOVEMBER.
These will be the final headline shows of the year.

Nov 05 : Pike Room at The Crofoot – Pontiac MI
Nov 06 : The Drake – Toronto ONT
Nov 08 : Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
Nov 09 : Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn NY
Nov 11 : Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA
Nov 12 : Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC
Nov 13 : Cat’s Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro NC
Nov 16 : The Earl – Atlanta GA
Nov 18 : Club Cafe – Pittsburgh PA
Nov 19 : Rumba Cafe – Columbus OH

SHOWS WITH JULIEN BAKER.
David is excited to playing a few shows with the incredible Julien Baker in Tennessee.

Nov 29 : Bijou Theatre – Knoxville TN
Nov 30 : Marathon Music Works – Nashville TN
Dec 01 : 1884 Lounge – Memphis TN

Ticket links for all shows can be found HERE.

We’re excited to announce David’s summer tour dates! He’ll be playing songs from the new album “Care” plus some Pedro The Lion and Bazan back catalog songs. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Please come out and say hello.

May 20 : Seattle WA – Neumos – TICKETS
June 13 : Evanston IL – SPACE – TICKETS
June 14 : Milwaukee WI – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 16 : Duluth, MN – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 17 : Iowa City IA – The Mill – TICKETS
June 18 : St. Paul MN – Turf Club – TICKETS
June 19 : Kansas City MO – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 21 : Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf – TICKETS
June 22 : Austin TX – Barracuda – TICKETS
June 23 : San Antonio TX – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 24 : Houston TX – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 25 : New Orleans LA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 27 : Memphis TN – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 28 : Nashville TN – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 29 : Nashville TN – Living Room Show – TICKETS
June 30 : St. Louis MO – Living Room Show – TICKETS
July 1 : Urbana IL – AudioFeed Festival – TICKETS

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April 1 : Grand Rapids MI – Festival of Faith and Music – TICKETS
April 3 : Eugene OR – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
April 4 : Davis CA – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
April 5 : San Francisco CA – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
April 6 : Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 8 : Santa Ana CA – When We Were Young Fest – SOLD OUT
April 9 : Las Vegas NV – Bunkhouse – SOLD OUT
April 10 : Mesa AZ – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
April 12 : Colorado Springs CO – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 13 : Denver CO – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
April 14 : Salt Lake City UT – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 15 : Boise ID – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 16 : Portland OR – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT

PRE-ORDER DIRECT FROM UNDERTOW

David Bazan’s 4th full-length studio album Care will be released world-wide on March 7, 2017. Pre-order Vinyl, CD, MP3 or Hi-Res WAV now and get an immediate download of the title track “Care.”

The album was produced, recorded and mixed by David Bazan and Richard Swift at his studio National Freedom, USA.

1. Care
2. Up All Night
3. Disappearing Ink
4. Sparkling Water
5. Permanent Record
6. Make Music
7. Lazerbeams
08. Inner Lives
09. Keep Trying
10. The Ballad of Pedro y Blanco

One October night I was sitting on my porch with Dave Bazan and a few close friends drinking wine and cheering up a friend who was in deep despair over his personal life. This didn’t look very fancy. We drank, we made deeply inappropriate jokes, we cooked dinner.

Dave pulled out his phone at one point later in the evening and asked if he could show us something. It was a video, shot by award winning documentarian Brandon Vedder (LA Source, In Pursuit Of Silence), that was going to be used as a promo on Kickstarter for their upcoming documentary about Dave’s career and life.

Dave hasn’t appeared in a video before. But there on the porch, with eight of us gathered around a screen, I watched his daughter run in slow motion as his face looked directly into the screen, and cried as he sang over and to her as she bolted down an empty street.

Either way
You are worthy of love.

It was beautiful. I wept even though it was a phone screen.

I wept because even back in the halcyon days before the results of this election, as a woman (a white, privileged woman) I have been told my value lies in my relationship to men. I am a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend. Never a human. Never allowed to sever the umbilical cord that I was taught to wrap around the wrists of the men who love me. Never pushed out the door and told to run.

Never told that just because I am, that is why I am worthy of love.

And just because I am, means I am worthy of my humanity.

I woke up on Wednesday morning empty and numb. I reached out to friends, especially friends who were LGBTQ, POC, immigrants or children of immigrants, and parents. I reached out and didn’t say much. We just wept. Not because of something beautiful, but because we had just been told by a wide margin that we were not worthy. That because we are, we are less.

Dave woke up that morning, unclear how he would explain to his own daughter and son about what had just happened in our democratic republic, and realized he needed to put that video out out now.

Because art speaks. Art is important. Art is personal, and it is binding. It is for when words fail. It is for when we fall down and need to crawl with our elbows through the mud toward a shrouded destination because we cannot stand.

He called me and told me he didn’t want to sell records from this or raise money for the film. He wanted this to be what it was – art that meant something different a month ago, and suddenly shifted overnight to take on a new purpose. Because that’s what art does when we allow it to speak – it moves and changes and grows.

I watched that video again, as a woman now decisively told that my value is diminished. I watched that video as everything I am – a person, a daughter, a writer, a friend. And I wept. But it had changed. I watched Dave cry, staring down the lens like the barrel of a gun. I watched a white man tear himself open and let his daughter be a person while knowing that the world may be cruel to her because of who she is. I watched him let her run away, and give her love because she is, not because of what she is.

And I walked out the door and started my own long journey into whatever comes next – untying the cords and breaking into a run.

-Kathleen Tarrant

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“Trouble With Boys” From the album “Blanco” on Barsuk Records.
Directed, Shot & Edited by Brandon Vedder
Colored by J Michael Neal
Production assistance by Andy Fitts

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To celebrate the release of David’s Christmas album ”Dark Sacred Night” he’ll embark on his first ever Christmas themed tour.  Tickets for all shows are on sale now!

Nov 29 : Richland WA – Living Room Show – CANCELLED
Nov 30 : Boise ID – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 01 : Salt Lake City UT – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 02 : Las Vegas – Living Room Show –  TICKETS
Dec 03 : Tuscon AZ – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 04 : Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar – TICKETS
Dec 06 : San Diego – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 07 : Aliso Viejo CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 08 : Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge – TICKETS
Dec 09 : Bakersfield CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 10 : Modesto, CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 11 : Santa Cruz CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 13 : San Francisco CA – Swedish American Hall – TICKETS
Dec 14 : Sacramento CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 15 : Medford OR – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 16 : Eugene OR – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 17 : Portland OR – Revolution Hall – TICKETS
Dec 18 : Seattle WA – Neumo’s – TICKETS
Dec 20 : Chicago IL – Thalia Hall – TICKETS


david-bazan-dark-sacred-night-1474896350-640x640PRE-ORDER NOW
Pre-order will ship on October 31, 2016

There is something that is underrepresented in Christmas music, and that’s just how uncomfortable the holidays can be for a lot of folks,” David Bazan says about his collection of holiday songs Dark Sacred Night. Back in 2002, David Dickenson of Suicide Squeeze Records approached Bazan and asked if he would be interested in doing a 7” of Christmas carols. The result was the “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” b/w “Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel” single released under Bazan’s Pedro the Lion moniker. He followed it up with “The First Noel” 7” in 2003 and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” in 2005. Even after retiring the Pedro The Lion project, Bazan continued his run of Yuletide singles for Suicide Squeeze under his own name. These limited edition 7”s are all long out of print, but David Bazan and Suicide Squeeze have chosen ten of the fourteen tracks, remixed and remastered the material, and collected them on Dark Sacred Night.

Dark Sacred Night tracklist:

01 : All I Want For Christmas
02 : Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
03 : Away In A Manger
04 : God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
05 : I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
06 : Jingle Bells
07 : Silent Night
08 : Long Way Around The Sea
09 : O Little Town Of Bethlehem
10 : Wish My Kids Were Here

David Bazan’s Christmas Miracle Tour:

12/04 : Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar – TICKETS
12/08 : Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge – TICKETS
12/13 : an Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall – TICKETS
12/17 : Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall – TICKETS
12/18 : Seattle, WA @ Neumos – TICKETS

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photo by Ryan Russell

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David will be playing living room shows in October. Each show limited to 40-70 tickets. Don’t delay. These shows always sell out quickly.

BUY TICKETS

Wed October 5 : Champaign IL @ 8pm
Thu October 6 : Bloomington IL @ 8pm
Fri October 7 : Des Moines IA @ 8pm
Sat October 8 : Batavia IL @ 3pm
Sat October 8 : Glen Ellyn IL @ 8pm
Sun October 9 : Chicago IL @ 3pm
Sun October 9 : Chicago IL @ 8pm
Tue October 11 : Ft Wayne IN @ 8pm
Wed October 12 : Kalamazoo MI @ 8pm
The October 13 : Ann Arbor MI @ 8pm
Fri October 14 : Toledo OH @ 8pm
Sat October 15 : Cleveland OH @ 3pm
Sat October 15 : Akron OH @ 8pm
Sun October 16 : Columbus OH @ 3pm
Sun October 16 : Cincinnati OH @ 8pm

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