To support the upcoming release of Around The Well, a 2CD/3LP collection of rarities, Sam Beam is taking to the road for a small U.S. tour. Each of the city’s sets will be determined by the fans, as voted on at his website. Shortly after each show, you’ll be able to purchase the show recordings at Played Last Night.
May 4: Seattle (Vera Project)
May 5: Seattle (Triple Door)
May 6-7: San Francisco (Swedish American Hall)
May 8: Los Angeles (Masonic Hall)
May 9: Los Angeles (Troubadour)
May 12: Chicago (Lakeshore Theatre)
May 13: Chicago (Schuba’s)
May 17-18: New York (Abrons Arts Center)
Additionally, proceeding the NYC dates Iron and Wine will be performing along with Flight Of The Conchords for a one-off show at Red Rocks on May 16.
Around The Well will feature songs that span the length of Iron and Wine’s career. To quote Sam Beam…well his webmaster, anyway…“The double-disc collection is broken up into two sections. The first half is an assortment of hushed home recordings, unedited and raw, and the second highlights moments captured in the confines of proper studios with the help of other musicians, friends and engineers.” A few covers will be on the collection, including Flaming Lips’ “Waitin’ for a Superman” and New Order’s “Love Vigilantes”.
Maybe not….actually, hopefully not.
Finally, Iron and Wine’s cover of The Postal Service’s ‘Such Great Heights’ will be featured on Around The Well and is a touching and brilliant reinventing of an already fantastic track.