CORY BRANAN ‘STUNTS & GUITARS’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Here's your chance to catch Cory in Oz for the first time ever! If we all work together, we can make sure it's not his LAST trip there.
Cory Branan is hitting the road again in early 2013, a one-off with Glossary, and consecutive stretches of dates with Jon Snodgrass in February and Gaslight Anthem and Bouncing Souls in March.
In 2012, Branan was a busy man. In May, he released his Bloodshot debut album MUTT and toured both by himself across the U.S. and with Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour across the U.S. and Europe (alongside Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio, Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash, and many others). You can read Cory’s humorous recap of the European Revival Tour, complete with candid photos, over on Blogshot.
Check out all of Cory's winter tour dates here.
Cory Branan is just one of the few Bloodshot bands currently or about to hit up European roads (just check out the tour dates for Ha Ha Tonka, Lydia Loveless and Scott H Biram) -- he's currently across the pond as part of the European leg of the very popular Revival Tour. You can follow Cory's overseas adventures via his Twitter -- or try to hit up a show yourself!
(Pictured above: Cory's home on the road for the next five weeks)
Cory Branan is gearing up to release his Bloodshot debut, Mutt, on May 22 (pre-order now!)—to whet your appetite, you can listen the new single "Bad Man" via out pals at PASTE. Also just announced: Cory's headlining US and European tour:
18 - Montreal, Quebac @ Underworld
19 - Champlain, Ontario @ Beau’s All Natural Brewing
23 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ SCHLACHTHOF
24 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground
28 - Dresden, Saxony @ Ostpol
29 - Munich, Germany @ 59:1
30 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Eldorado
31 - Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria @ Arena Wien
2 - Freilburg, Germany @ Walfisch
4 - Southampton, England @ Joiners
5 - Bristol, England @ The Croft
6 - Brighton, England @ The Prince Albert
7 - Manchester, England @ Tiger Lounger
8 - Glasgow, Scotland @ The Bay
10 - London, England @ Windmill Brixton
15 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement
16 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
17 - Durham, N.C. @ Casbah-Durham
19 - Baltimore, Md. @ Golden West
20 - Cambridge, Mass. @ TT The Bear’s
21 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ Milkboy
22 - New York City, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
23 - Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Club Café
24 - Toledo, Ohio @ Frankies
26 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schuba’s
27 - Omaha, Neb. @ The Sydney
28 - Fort Collins, Colo. @ Surfside 7
29 - Denver, Colo. @ Lions Lair
1 - Boise, Idaho @ The Shredder
2 - Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
3 - Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
5 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Thee Parkside
7 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Mint
8 - Fullerton, Calif. @ Slidebar
10 - San Diego, Calif. @Casbah
11 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rhythm Room
12 - Roswell, N.M. @ Pecos Flavors Winery
14 - Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk (inside stage)
15 - Houston, Texas @ Rudyard’s
18 - Fayetteville, Ark. @ George’s Majestic Lounge
19 - Little Rock, Ark. @ White Water Tavern
20 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi-Tone Café
We’ve had our eye on Cory for just about as long as he’s been honing his air-tight, clever version of the perfect storysong. For those who don’t know him, though, Branan is the owner of two well-crafted, kinetically charged albums—2002’s The Hell You Say and 2006’s 12 Songs—on Madjack Records. From the two releases came standouts ("The Prettiest Waitress in Memphis," "A Girl Named Go," "Tall Green Grass," and many others) that we’ve listened to in embarrassing amounts, and then probably annoyed our friends with to boot. He has garnered praise from Rolling Stone, GQ, Billboard, and performed on Late Night with David Letterman.
Cory has a well-documented history with groups like former label mates Lucero, musicians of his ilk who trend toward the rawer end of roots music (The Loved Ones’ Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, Two Cow Garage, Drag the River’s Jon Snodgrass), and rock stars like Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), who has covered Cory’s gorgeous "Tall Green Grass" and been a reoccurring tour mate.
And that touring element was just the icing on the cake for us. Never one to shy away from an itinerary of non-stop cross-country shows, Cory possesses a unique performance style that enables him to gravelly sing a coy double entendre in one ear of the audience, while yelling the most beautiful love song into the other. So after falling in love (!!!) with a demo of his new material, we jumped at the chance to add him to the fold. We’re excited to say that his label debut is on its way in May 2012 under the title Mutt.