Hello fans in Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Bristol, and Plymouth. We are very sorry to announce that we are having to cancel all of these shows. Our beloved Danny and his wife are expecting their first child. For the health and safety of the baby, he is due to be born much earlier than expected and, of course, Danny needs to be there. We’re gutted to have to cancel these shows, but family comes first, and we really hope you understand that this is the decision that absolutely has to be made at this time.
We’d like to make it up to you by offering you first crack at tickets when they go on sale the next time we come to the UK, likely in the first half of 2025.
We’d also like to offer you a deal on the tour merch that would have been available at the shows.
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Please contact the ticket agent you bought from for instructions on how to get refunds for your tickets.
We love you and miss you and hope to see you as soon as we can.
Colton, Danny, Nate, Scott
The Dead South
With banjo, mandolin, cello and guitar, The Dead South certainly look the part of bluegrass traditionalists. But, as outsiders to the bluegrass world by circumstances of geography, they’re from the Canadian prairies, and by influences, equal parts finger-picking and punk, there are few comparisons to be made for the four-piece acoustic band. With a global following sparked by YouTube, early success in German rock clubs and now, sold out shows at iconic venues in many continents, this is no country for old-time string purists.
A brotherhood first and foremost, formed in university and forged on the road, The Dead South are quite comfortable in their role as a total anomaly most everywhere they go. Their progressive, tightly-constructed approach to acoustic music that favours intricate solos and harmonies has brought two JUNO Awards for Traditional Album of the Year, the most recent for the Muscle Shoals-made Sugar & Joy (2019). The Dead South followed up in 2020 with Served Live, a double live album that celebrated and supported the live music industry in a time of crisis.
With their newly-released double EPs Easy Listening for Jerks, Parts I & II, The Dead South find their own balance between their punk origins and the bluegrass world of their sound. A strong statement about identity, influence and inspiration, the new EPs show a band stepping out into new musical territory while also staying true to themselves.
The Dead South got back to work on the road in September 2021, after a year and a half in lockdown, crossing the USA twice and Europe once before the holiday break. Now, with touring more or less fully back underway, the Dead South expects to sell in excess of 125,000 tickets in 2022, with four tours of North America and four tours of Europe and the UK in the calendar.