× The Devil Makes Three and The Bones of J.R. Jones tour Europe starting in a few weeks

The Devil Makes Three and The Bones of J.R. Jones tour Europe starting in a few weeks


With six studio albums and almost 20 years under their belt, longstanding Americana triumvirate The Devil Makes Three (TDM3) continues to write, tour, and play as hard as ever they have.

Consisting of frontman and main songwriter Pete Bernhard on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cooper McBeanon acoustic guitar, banjo and harmony vocals, and welcoming stand-up bassist and harmony vocalist MorganEve Swain, TDM3 is known for dark, literary music rooted in the troubadour traditions of wandering folk, Delta blues, whiskey-soaked ragtime, and reckless rock ‘n’ roll.

The band’s journey could be deemed worthy of a novel. Their self-titled 2002 debut brought early success, yielding the now-classic “Old Number Seven,” “Graveyard,” “The Plank,” and more as the band organically attracted a die-hard following through constant touring, frenetic live shows, and subsequent hit albums. Each critically-acclaimed and beloved by fans, these releases include Longjohns, Boots and a Belt (2004), Do Wrong Right (2009) and 2014’s I’m a Stranger Here, which marked the band’s first appearance on the Billboard Top 200. TDM3’s 2016 covers album, Redemption & Ruin gained the group their second #1 bow and fourth consecutive top-five debut on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart. This pivotal album also garnered widespread acclaim from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, American Songwriter, The Boston Globe and more.

The Devil Makes Three’s 2018 release, Chains Are Broken, is considered the trio’s most sophisticated effort to date, exhibiting a willingness to “push beyond [their] somewhat cult audience” (American Songwriter). Chains Are Broken continues to resonate with fans thanks to Pete Bernhard’s mature, provocative lyrics and vocals and guitar/banjo aficionado Cooper McBean’s signature style. 

Starting this month The Devil Makes Three tours across Europe! And bringing no less than The Bones of J.R. Jones as support!

25/05: Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute SOLD OUT
26/05: Nottingham, UK - Bodega SOLD OUT
27/05: London, UK - Garage SOLD OUT
28/05: Bristol, UK - Thekla
30/05: Groningen, NL - Oosterpoort
31/05: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
01/06: Sint-Niklaas, BE - De Casino SOLD OUT
02/06: Cologne, DE - Luxor
03/06: Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof Kesselhaus
04/06: Munich, DE - Strom
06/06: Berlin, DE - Frannz Club SOLD OUT
07/06: Hamburg, DE - Logo
09/06: Stockholm, SWE - Sthlm Americana
10/06: Malmö, SWE - Malmö Americana
11/06: Oslo, NO - Oslo Americana

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