Posted Monday, July 18, 2016 by Taylor
Aaron Gillespie iTunes Pre-Order Acoustic Tour
Aaron Gillespie will embark on a North American co-headlining tour alongside Ace Enders and Vinnie Caruana, in support of his forthcoming new album Out of the Badlands, due out August 19th on Tooth & Nail. The two-month tour will kick off on September 19th in Boston, MA and wrap on October 29th in Seattle, WA. A full list of tour dates can be found below. Fans can purchase tickets now at aarongillespie.com.
Last week, Gillespie premiered his brand new single, a cover of the Bonnie Raitt classic, "I Can't Make You Love Me", exclusively on Alternative Press. Listen to his raw, stripped down take of the song below. "I Can't Make You Love Me" is the first official single release from Out of the Badlands, which was recorded and produced by Gillespie in his own recording studio, Soundcave, in Salt Lake City, UT. When asked why Gillespie chose this song to cover, he stated, "Sometimes a song just resonates with you right where you are and with what you're going through. This was that song for me. Making this type of statement pulled me out after a long, long relationship. Saying exactly what's happening in your life is therapy. This is my therapy." The upcoming release is available for pre-order now at aarongillespie.com, the Tooth & Nail online store, and on iTunes.
Out of the Badlands is a mix of old and new. Writing this album was a therapeutic release for Gillespie who recently went through a divorce earlier this year. He says, "This is the healing process, this record, and the making of it pulled me through". With refreshed versions of the Underoath classics like "A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black and White" and "Reinventing Your Exit", The Almost fan-favorites including "Say This Sooner" and "Southern Weather", covers of "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2 and "Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Rait, as well as new original tracks, including "Raspberry Layer Cake", which was released by Gillespie last year, the acoustic album is raw and has something for everyone.
Aaron Gillespie's musical path began at age 14 when he co-founded the band, Underoath. After nearly two decades, and over 10 albums released with both Underoath, The Almost and as a solo artist, Gillespie is ready to begin a new era of his career with the release of Out of the Badlands.
Sept 19 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
Sept 21 - Providence, RI - The Met Café *
Sept 22 - New York, NY - Studio @ Webster Hall *
Sept 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Foundry @ The Fillmore *
Sept 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose *
Sept 25 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck *
Sept 27 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room @ Crofoot *
Sept 28 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen *
Sept 29 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall's *
Sept 30 - Richmond, VA - The Canal Club *
Oct 01 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade *
Oct 02 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth *
Oct 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Billboard-Live!
Oct 16 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre *
Oct 18 - Houston, TX - Walters Downstairs *
Oct 19 - Austin, TX - Fine Southern Gentleman *
Oct 20 - San Antonio, TX - Korova *
Oct 21 - Dallas, TX - So What Festival
Oct 23 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge *
Oct 24 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues - Voodoo Room *
Oct 25 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *
Oct 26 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk *
Oct 28 - Portland, OR - Analog Theatre *
Oct 29 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project *
* = w/ Ace Enders and Vinnie Caruana