Chuck Ragan leads fifth edition of The Revival Tour

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Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music will lead the fifth installment of his annual “Revival” tour this spring. Joining Ragan for the collaborative punk-folk acoustic tour will be Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio and In The Emergency Room, Tommy Gabel of Against Me!, Cory Branan and Nathaniel Ratecliff. The tour will hit Massachusetts for a night at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge on Sunday, April 1. Tickets are for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $16.

The event, which features musicians performing in narrative style as well as jamming together, was originally created by Ragan in 2008. The tour will also stop at Fete in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday, March 29.

“The most unique element of The Revival Tour is the camaraderie that it’s based on and the collaborations that are bred from that essence,” explained Ragan in a press release.

“I love the volatile, steel-strung structureless by design, hydra-headed Revival Tour,” added Branan. “I’m stoked as hell to be involved. I always wanted to join a gang!”

“I’m just happy to be part of this again,” said Andriano, who has played the Revival Tour twice before. “The music, the fellowship, the camaraderie… basically everything Chuck has been building over the past years is, to me, what touring and songwriting is all about. So to be asked to be a part of that again here in the U.S. is a real honor… we’re gonna have a good time!”

In celebration of this year’s tour, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a very limited edition die cut 7” on April 3 in the shape of a saw blade, the state of California and a hammer. Featuring two unreleased tracks from Chuck Ragan’s Covering Ground recording sessions (“Field Holler” and “Live By the Sword”), the vinyl release will be limited to 1300 copies and is available for pre-order through the label’s website.

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