Dawes announce first leg of An Evening With Dawes: Passwords Tour

Alternative rock outfit Dawes have revealed their 2018 touring plans with a newly announced run of concerts across North America scheduled to begin later this summer. The folk-rock band from Los Angeles will play 13 arena gigs as support for Jeff Lynne’s ELO beginning in early August, which will be followed by a mix of festival appearances woven into their own headlining run, which falls under the banner, “An Evening With Dawes: Passwords Tour.”

The tour is named after the band’s upcoming studio album, Passwords, which is currently scheduled to arrive on June 22 via their own HUB Records. Dawes have already shared some of the first few tracks off their sixth studio album with “Living In The Future” and “Crack The Case.” The official music video for “Living In The Future” can be watched in full above. Fans who purchase tickets online for each of their headlining shows will also receive either a physical CD or digital copy of the album.

According to Monday’s announcement via press release, Dawes won’t be bringing out a support act for their headlining dates, and will instead perform “two full sets of music each night with no opener.” The band is also set to appear on “CBS This Morning” on June 23 to talk about the new album and perform some of their latest new tunes.

"We're living in such a unique moment in history,” lead singer Taylor Goldsmith said about their upcoming release in a statement. “Many of these songs are an attempt to come to terms with the modern world, while always trying to consider both sides of the story."

Notable stops on the Passwords Tour include shows at Red Bank, New Jersey’s Count Basie Theatre (Sept. 19) and Denver’s Ogden Theatre (Sept. 26), in addition to appearances at select festivals such as Tennessee’s Pilgrimage Festival. Tickets for select shows for their 2018 tour will be going on sale to the general public starting this Friday (June 8) at 10 a.m. local time, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Passwords Tour Dates:
Aug. 2 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena*
Aug. 4 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum*
Aug. 5 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum*
Aug. 8 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center*
Aug. 10 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center*
Aug. 12 - San Antonio, TX - The Rustic
Aug. 13 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
Aug. 15 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena*
Aug. 16 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena*
Aug. 17 - Wellston, MI - Hoxeyville Music Festival
Aug. 18 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre*
Aug. 21 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden*
Aug. 22 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden*
Aug. 23 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap**
Aug. 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center*
Sept. 7 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
Sept. 8 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow
Sept. 9 - Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre
Sept. 11 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
Sept. 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Sept. 14 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
Sept. 15 - Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz And Blues Festival
Sept. 16 - Canton, MA - Festival on the Farm
Sept. 18 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Sept. 19 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 20 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre^ (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 22 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Festival
Sept. 23 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Sept. 25 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
Sept. 26 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 28 - Reno, NV - Cargo Concert Hall
Sept. 29 - Sacramento, CA - Farm to Fork Festival
Sept. 30 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
Oct. 1 - Seattle, WA - Showbox (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 3 - Eugene, OR - HiFi Music Hall
Oct. 4 - Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre
Oct. 29 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park
Oct. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 31 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre
Nov. 2 - Austin, TX - Stubbs
Nov. 3 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 4 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theatre
Nov. 6 - Oklahoma City, OK - Jones Assembly
Nov. 7 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Nov. 9 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
Nov. 10 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
Nov. 11 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
Nov. 13 - Richmond, VA - The National (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 14 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground

* w/Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra
** w/Shovels & Rope
^ w/Old Crow Medicine Show