John R. Miller, who will release his new album Heat Comes Down on October 6th via Rounder Records, will spend a month on the road next year opening the Europe and UK portion of Tyler Childers’s Mule Pull ’24 tour.
With his own album out next month, Miller will head out on a two-month autumn US tour beginning September 27th, and wrapping up in Nashville, TN for a Lightning 100 ‘Nashville Sunday Night’ show at 3rd & Lindsley.
Ahead of his tour, the West Virginia-raised Miller takes part in the Healing Appalachia benefit shows in Lewisburg, WV alongside other acts including Childers, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Marcus King, Trey Anastasio and more. The show raises funds for Hope in the Hills, which helps support recovery efforts around central Appalachia.
Miller belongs to the rare breed of songwriters whose expansive introspection uncovers many truths about the state of the human condition. On Heat Comes Down, the West Virginia-raised, Nashville-based artist intimately narrates his sleepless nights and nostalgic daydreams, existential dread, and nuanced observations of the troubled world around him. But while a number of its songs convey a certain unease, Miller endlessly imparts the kind of lovely reassurance that can only come from shared catharsis.
The follow-up to his 2021 Rounder Records debut Depreciated—an album No Depressions says “casually saunters towards a full existential breakdown that’ll leave you gasping for air”— Heat Comes Down finds Miller teaming up with producers Andrija Tokic and John James Tourville (both known for their work with artists like Sunny War and The Deslondes). Over a 3-day session at The Bomb Shelter (Tokic’s Nashville studio), Miller joined forces with several members of his longtime live band (drummer John Clay Burchett, guitarist J. Tom Hnatow, fiddle player Chloe Edmonstone) as well as bassist Craig Burletic and Jeff Taylor (a multi-instrumentalist whose credits include Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello).
John R. Miller 2024 Europe/UK Tour Dates with Tyler Childers
Feb 15 – Dublin, IE – 3Olympia Theatre
Feb 17 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland Ballroom
Feb 19 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
Feb 22 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo
Feb 26 – Hamburg, DE – Docks
Feb 27 – Copenhagen, DK – VEGA
Mar 2 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Mar 3 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Mar 5 – Stockholm, SE – Münchenbryggeriet
Mar 6 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
(photo credit David McClister)
Joining Tyler Childers 2024 Europe/UK Tour
New Album Heat Comes Down Out Via Rounder Records
On October 6th
Miller will open all 10 dates on Europe/UK leg of Childers’
Mule Pull ’24 tour
Miller will perform at Healing Appalachia benefit with Childers, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Marcus King and more later this month
Listen to new songs
‘Nobody Has to Know Your Mind’
‘Conspiracies, Cults & UFOs’