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Chuck Ragan announces tour, sets fire with a new song

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Each new solo album Hot Water Music vocalist-guitarist Chuck Ragan has released under his name has been a leap forward sonically. From the stripped-down tracks that saw release via a series of 7-inches to his 2011 full-length Covering Ground, Ragan has carved himself a niche that comfortably occupies the space between bluegrass and rock ‘n’roll. For his fourth album Till Midnight, Ragan turned long-time collaborators into a full-blown backing band known as The Camaraderie, and on the fittingly incendiary opener “Something May Catch Fire” (which The A.V. Club is premiering below), the band finds ways to transform Ragan’s post-hardcore roots into the drawl of Americana.


Though Till Midnight won’t be released until March 25, SideOneDummy has unveiled several pre-order bundles for the album. Ragan has also announced a  co-headlining tour with The White Buffalo  and special guest Jonny Two Bags (dates below), tickets to which can be found here.

Spring American Tour 2014

April 3–Slim’s–San Francisco, California*
April 4–Great American Music Hall–San Francisco, California*
April 5–Harlow’s Night Club–Sacramento, California*
April 6–The Alley –Sparks, Nevada**
April 7–The Showbox at The Market–Seattle, Washington*
April 8–Wonder Ballroom–Portland, Oregon*
April 10–Top Hat–Missoula, Montana*
April 11–The Depot–Salt Lake City, Utah*
April 12–Gothic Theatre–Englewood, Colorado*
April 13–Vega–Lincoln, Nebraska**
April 14–Wooly’s–Des Moines, Iowa*
April 15–Turf Club–St. Paul, Minnesota*
April 16–Metro–Chicago, Illinois*
April 17–Grog Shop–Cleveland, Ohio**
April 18–Irving Plaza–New York, New York*
April 19–The Stone Pony –Asbury Park, New Jersey*
April 20–The Paradise–Boston, Massachusetts*
April 22–Mr. Small’s–Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania*
April 23–TLA–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania* 
April 24–Black Cat–Washington, D.C.*
April 25–Cat’s Cradle–Carrboro, North Carolina**
April 26–Terminal West–Atlanta, Georgia**
April 28–Jack Rabbits–Jacksonville, Florida**
April 29–The Social–Orlando, Florida**
April 30–Crowbar–Ybor City, Florida**
May 1–High Dive–Gainesville, Florida
May 2–The Handlebar–Pensacola, Florida**
May 3–Warehouse Live–Houston, Texas*
May 4–House of Rock–Corpus Christi, Texas**
May 5–Mohawk–Austin, Texas*
May 6–Gas Monkey Bar N Grill–Dallas, Texas*
May 8–Crescent Ballroom–Phoenix, Arizona*
May 9–The Fonda Theatre–Los Angeles, California*
* w/ The White Buffalo, Johnny Two Bags
** w/ Jonny Two Bags