The Devil Makes Three announce May/June European tour18-11-2022
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. 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 the guitar/banjo signature style.
Over the years, TDM3 has cast an unbreakable spell on audiences everywhere from Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Hangout Fest, and Shaky Knees. They are currently writing a new album of original material.
25/05: Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
26/05: Nottingham, UK - Bodega
27/05: London, UK - Garage
28/05: Bristol, UK - Thekla
30/05: Groningen, NL - Oosterpoort
31/05: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
01/06: Sint-Niklaas, BE - De Casino
02/06: Cologne, DE - Luxor
03/06: Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof Kesselhaus
04/06: Munich, DE - Strom
06/06: Berlin, DE - Frannz Club
07/06: Hamburg, DE - Logo
09/06: Stockholm, SWE - Sthlm Americana
10/06: Oslo, NO - Oslo Americana
11/06: Malmö, DK - Malmö Americana