Okkervil River Announce New Album and Tour Dates, Share New Song “Don’t Move Back to LA”

In the Rainbow Rain Due Out April 27 via ATO

Feb 12, 2018
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Okkervil River (the project of Will Sheff and backing band) have announced a new album, In the Rainbow Rain, and shared its first single, "Don't Move Back to LA." In the Rainbow Rain is due out April 27 via ATO. The band have also announced some tour dates. Below is "Don't Move Back to LA," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the tour dates.

Sheff self-produced In the Rainbow Rain, which was mixed by Shawn Everett (Perfume Genius, The War on Drugs). The album is the follow-up to 2016's Away. Sheff's backing band for In the Rainbow Rain is Benjamin Lazar Davis (bass), Will Graefe (guitar), Sarah Pedinotti (keys), and Cully Symington (percussion)-Sheff's band on the Away tour. Sheff reflected on that tour in a press release: "It was my favorite touring experience in many years... I felt like a kid again. I realized how phenomenally lucky I am that I've been able to play music for this long."

Sheff began writing In the Rainbow Rain right after the 2016 Presidential election. "If December 2016 was good for anything, it was good for writing songs," he says in the press release. 

In the press release Sheff says "Don't Move Back to LA" "had a very straightforward impulse behind it: a bunch of my best friends all moved to LA and I was really sad about it so I wrote a song about how I didn't want them to leave...I think the song is also kind of about my own deep and long-held desire to get the hell out of New York City." 

In the Rainbow Rain Tracklist:

1) Famous Tracheotomies 
2) The Dream And the Light
3) Love Somebody
4) Family Song
5) Pulled Up the Ribbon
6) Don't Move Back to LA
7) Shelter Song
8) How It Is
9) External Actor
10) Human Being Song

Okkervil River Tour Dates:

Apr 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC (Album Release Show)
May 20 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
May 21 - Carboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
May 24 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
May 25 - Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
May 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
May 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom 
June 1 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
June 2 - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's 365 Club
June 4 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
June 5 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
June 7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
June 8 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
June 9 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
June 11 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
June 12 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall 
June 13 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
June 14 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
June 15 - Woodstock, NY @ Colony
June 16 - Boston, MA @ Royale

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