Sarah Shook & The Disarmers finally tour Europe on "Nightroamer"10-08-2022
It’s been long enough since Sarah Shook & the Disarmers first cut the tracks for their new album Nightroamer that they’ve had to re-learn how to play them. Recorded just a hair ahead of the pandemic in 2020, the album’s release was delayed until 2022, so trying those songs out as a band after two years has put their collective memory to the test.
Much has happened in the four-year gap since Shook and the Disarmers put out their second album Years, a cathartic blast of country-punk that examined toxic relationships and mental health. On top of general pandemic chaos, Shook had to find a new label home at Thirty Tigers amid disputes with Bloodshot Records. Then in 2020, Shook came out as non-binary and now uses they/them pronouns.
A sense of that liberation permeates Nightroamer, both in terms of its musicality and Shook’s lyrical content. The album’s 10 tracks are still centered around Shook’s economical melodies and unfussy vocal delivery, but the band — Eric Peterson, Aaron Oliva, and Jack Foster; steel player Adam Kurtz joins them on the road — frequently pull the songs in surprising stylistic directions that veer off from the agitated honky-tonk that informed their 2017 album Sidelong and much of Years.
It's now finally time for Sarah Shook to bring Nigthroamer to Europe. Starting this month!
17/08: Stockholm, SWE - Fåfängan
18/08: Oslo, NO - John Dee
19/08: Falkenberg, SWE - Tryckhallen
20/08: Kristianstad, SWE -Biljardkompaniet
21/08: Copenhagen, DK - Ideal Bar
23/08: London, UK - Omeara
24/08: Manchester, UK - Gulliver's
25/08: Glasgow, UK - Hug & Pint
26/08: Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
27/08: Lutterworth, UK - The Long Road Festival
28/08: Lutterworth, UK - The Long Road Festival
31/08: Berlin, DE - Badehaus
01/09: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
02/09: Altlandsberg, DE - Buchholz Saloon
03/09: Deventer, NL - Burgerweeshuis
04/09: Groningen, NL - Der Aa Theater
05/09: Utrecht, NL - dBs
07/09: Bilbao, ESP - Kafe Antzokia-Kutxa Beltza
08/09: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues Cafe
09/09: Avilés, ESP - Factoría Cultural
10/09: Madrid, ESP- Café Berlín
11/09: Barcelona, ESP - Upload