Breakthrough Southern indie singer-songwriter Erin Rae today announced she will celebrate her critically acclaimed new album ‘Putting On Airs’ with a hotly anticipated UK and European tour including solo dates including London’s The Social on Thursday 30 August and a free lunch time show at on Wednesday 29 August at Rough Trade East before she supports His Golden Messenger at Islington Assembly Hall (full dates listed below). Following her UK tour Erin will return to the USA for her Fall USA tour supporting artists including: Jenny Lewis, Iron & Wine and Michael Nau. For more information please visit: https://www.erinraemusic.com/tour/

Rae stated, “All of these artists are musicians I truly admire and have listened to for years. I just am thrilled to get the opportunity to join them and meet their audiences.”

On the track Rae stated, “The real thing” is about our responses to our environment – In years of therapy and recovery of different kinds—not to mention growing up in a sober household with parents that each spent some time working in a drug and alcohol treatment setting—I’ve learned a lot about how who we become as adult is shaped in response to our home environment and what our parents were like. While on a run one day, I was looking at these beautiful tall trees, and observed how they were all reaching around each other to get their own spot in the sun. It reminded me of how so much of my personality has developed to try and get my human needs met. I read an interview with Gene Wilder a while back, where he recounted how his mother was sick most of his life. He talked about a pivotal moment in his life, when his mother’s doctor told him that he had to make her smile to keep her well. It’s fascinating that his immense talents arose out of a need to keep his mother alive and stay connected to her. Most of us aren’t told explicitly that if we behave a certain way, we will get something we need from our parents or teachers, but as little children we learn what works to get a certain response, which carries over into adulthood. I’m really goofy to this day because I grew up loving to make my sister laugh.

Known for her incredible voice that is often compared to artists as diverse as Karen Carpenter and Feist, Rae started her career as an in-demand backing vocalist in Nashville for artists like Margo Price, Andrew Combs and Anderson East. Rae recently stepped out into the spotlight herself, and her incredible new record ‘Putting On Airs’ has become one of the most talked about indie releases of this year. Rising fast, she has also recently made her debut at the Ryman in Nashville, performing twice in two days, alongside friends Margo Price and Hiss Golden Messenger and has landed millions of plays on Spotify for her music gaining the attention of the world’s music critics including Uncut Magazine (8/10 album review), The Sunday Times, Guardian and Independent in the UK as well as Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, Paste, Nylon, Boston Globe, NPR, American Songwriter, Noisey and many more in the USA.

USA SUMMER TOUR:

JUL 26 THU – Charlottesville, VA | Jefferson Theater
JUL 27 FRI – Washington, DC | DC9
JUL 29 SUN – Durham, NC | The Pinhook
JUL 30 MON – Asheville, NC | The Grey Eagle
JUL 31 TUE – Charlotte, NC | Neighborhood Theatre
AUG 1 WED – Decatur, GA | Eddie’s Attic
AUG 2 THU – Athens, GA | Georgia Theatre
AUG 3 FRI – Birmingham, AL | Secret Stages Music Festival
AUG 4 SAT – Memphis, TN | Memphis Music Mansion
AUG 11 SAT – Burlington, WI | Tall Tales Music Festival
AUG 19 SUN – Nashville, TN | 3rd & Lindsley

EUROPE DATES:

AUG 25 SAT – Amsterdam, NL | Once In A Blue Moon Festival
AUG 26 SUN – Leeds, UK | This Must Be The Place
AUG 27 MON – Manchester, UK | The Deaf Institute*
AUG 28 TUE – Birmingham, UK | The Kitchen Garden
AUG 29 WED – London, UK | Islington Assembly Hall*
AUG 30 THU – London, UK | The Slaughtered Lamb
SEP 2 SUN – Dorset, UK | End Of The Road Festival
SEP 4 TUE – Brighton, UK | The Hope & Ruin
SEP 5 WED – Bristol, UK | The Louisiana
SEP 6 THU – Glasgow, UK | The Hug & Pint
SEP 8 SAT – Loughborough, UK | The Long Road Festival

* w/ Hiss Golden Messenger

USA FALL TOUR:

SEP 20 THU – New Braunfels, TX | Gruene Hall*
SEP 21 FRI – Kansas City, MO | Arvest Bank Theatre%
SEP 22 SAT – Denver, CO | Paramount Theatre%
SEP 23 SUN – Salt Lake City, UT | Capitol Theatre%
SEP 24 MON – Boise, ID | Revolution Center%
SEP 26 WED – Eureka, CA | Arkley Center for the Performing Arts%
SEP 27 THU – Sacramento, CA | Crest Theatre%
SEP 28 FRI – Anaheim, CA | House of Blues%
SEP 29 SAT – Tucson, AZ | Rialto Theatre%
SEP 30 SUN – Santa Fe, NM | Lensic Performing Arts Center%
OCT 2 TUE – Tulsa, OK | Cain’s Ballroom%
OCT 4 THU – Milwaukee, WI | The Pabst Theater%
OCT 5 FRI – Bloomington, IL | Castle Theatre%
OCT 6 SAT – Columbus, OH | Southern Theatre%
OCT 9 TUE – Denver, CO | Lost Lake^
OCT 10 WED – Salt Lake City, UT | The Urban Lounge^
OCT 12 FRI – Seattle, WA | The Sunset^
OCT 14 SUN – Portland, OR | Mississippi Studios^
OCT 16 TUE – San Francisco, CA | Cafe Du Nord^
OCT 18 THU – Costa Mesa, CA | The Wayfarer^
OCT 19 FRI – Los Angeles, CA | The Moroccan Lounge^
OCT 20 SAT – San Diego, CA | The Casbah^

* w/ Jenny Lewis % w/ Iron & Wine ^ w/ Michael Nau