After sharing bills with Neko Case, Wilco, Ben Folds, Nick Lowe, Andrew Bird and others, indie singer/songwriter Chris Mills takes to the road in early 2014 to promote his first new album in five years.
Mills’ new long player, Alexandria, arrives Jan. 21, just a couple of days after he launches his first U.S. tour in three years. The album features nine new songs recorded in New York, Chicago and Oslo and mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Ryan Freeland (Tift Merritt, Ray LaMontagne, Aimee Mann).
The tour begins far from Mills Chicago stomping grounds. Although he’s launching the journey in Cambridge, Mass., Mills has several gigs scheduled for his native Midwest, including Madison, Wis., Ypsilanti, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio.
Jan. 19 – Cambridge, Mass., Atwoods Tavern
Jan. 23 – St. Louis, Mo., Off Broadway Nightclub
Jan. 24 – Chicago, Ill., Schubas Tavern
Jan. 25 – Madison, Wis., Kiki’s House Of Righteous Music
Jan. 26 – St. Paul, Minn., Amsterdam Bar And Hall
Jan. 29 – Ypsilanti, Mich., Woodruff’s
Jan. 30 – Cleveland, Ohio, Grog Shop
Jan. 31 – Toledo, Ohio, Frankie’s Inner-City
Feb. 1 – Cincinnati, Ohio, House Concert
Feb. 2 – Chicago, Ill., Saki Store In-Store
Feb. 8 – Peace Dale, R.I., Roots Hoot House Concert
Expect more shows to be announced.
Mills will play Europe in February before returning to the states for an appearance at SXSW in March. Check out ChrisMillsMusic.com for more info.
And be sure to check out Mills’ video for “Castaways” embedded below.