Communion Presents: Austin to Boston 2012
The Communion Tour travels from Austin to Boston featuring performances by Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Bear’s Den.
Ben Howard is a highly praised British singer-songwriter poised for breakthrough in the United States. His impressive live shows have lead to sellout tours across the U.K. and throughout Europe. Howard and his band have created a huge word-of-mouth buzz. He has recently received plenty of attention from the British press and the influential BBC Radio1, and with upcoming features in Nylon and spins on KCRW, his fortunes look set to continue across the pond. His debut album, Every Kingdom (Communion Records), reached No. 7 in the U.K. charts. This tour will serve as Howard's first American headline visit to coincide with the U.S. release of the album on April 3.
The Staves are English sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, whose unique vocal harmonies and haunting melodies have already seen them tipped for success by the Guardian, iTunes, Time Out, and the Independent to name but a few. Known for their jaw-dropping live performances, the Staves recently supported the Civil Wars across the American South, and toured with Michael Kiwanuka across the U.K. in February before heading out to SXSW. The latter part of 2012 will see the release of their much anticipated debut LP, the first record on which father and son producers Glyn and Ethan Johns—whose combined credits include the Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, the Eagles, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon—have shared production duties.
Nathaniel Rateliff has played multiple dates with some of the most popular names in music, including Mumford and Sons, the Fray, Bon Iver, Laura Marling, Tallest Man on Earth, Low Anthem, Delta Spirit, and Jessica Lea Mayfield, to name a few. Rateliff is currently working on his sophomore record, which is expected to be released in spring 2012.