The Antlers recently announced the reissue of their seminal album Hospice on March 8 via Frenchkiss Records / Transgressive. The reissue will mark a decade since the band first released the album that Robin Hilton @ NPR called “one of the most beautiful and moving works I’ve heard in a long, long time. Just astonishing.”
To celebrate the reissue, Antlers will be playing a handful of intimate shows in the US and Europe. This will be the first time the band will be playing together since 2015. They’ll perform at First Unitarian Congregational Society on March 30 & 31.
In their 13 year history Antlers have released 5 full-length albums, received world-wide critical acclaim and have appeared on The Tonight Show twice. Their most recent album was 2014’s Familiars, so this tour will be their first full set of shows in quite some time.
The reissue of Hospice is to be pressed on double white vinyl and will come with deluxe art and packaging from the original artist behind the artwork, Zan Goodman.
About the reissue and the tour, vocalist Peter Silberman says, “I’m truly looking forward to revisiting these old songs in a new light and seeing your friendly faces again. Your patience and support means so much.” He also indicated that the shows will feature the album in full, including songs like “Sylvia,” “Kettering” and “Bear.” There is no word yet on if the band will debut any new music at the shows, but fingers are of course crossed.
03-19 Seattle, WA – Fremont Abbey Arts Center
03-20 Portland, OR – The Old Church
03-22 San Francisco – Great American Music Hall
03-23 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
03-26 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
03-27 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
03-28 Washington DC – Miracle Theatre
03-30 Brooklyn, NY – First Unitarian Congregational Society
03-31 Brooklyn, NY – First Unitarian Congregational Society
04-19 Leeds, England – Belgrave Music Hall
04-20 Manchester, England – The Dancehouse Theatre
04-21 Glasgow, Scotland – St Luke’s
04-23 London, England – Union Chapel
04-25 Leuven, Belgium – Het Depot
04-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Vondelkerk
04-28 Copenhagen, Denmark – Hotel Cecil
04-30 Dublin, Ireland – The Sugar Club