Grace Potter & the Nocturnals announce tour

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Fresh off their string of four sold out New Year’s Eve shows in their native Vermont, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals announced that they will be headed to Boston later this year as part of their spring tour. The band will play the House of Blues on Friday, March 25. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $25.00 and $39.50.

The band continues to tour behind their self-titled third album, which debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200 after its release in June, making it their highest charting album ever. Produced by Mark Batson (Dr. Dre, Dave Matthews Band), who also co-wrote six of the 13 songs with Potter, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals introduces the band’s new five-piece configuration, in which keyboard specialist Potter, lead guitarist Scott Tournet and drummer Matt Burr are joined by new bassist Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Hem) and new rhythm guitarist Benny Yurco, who also plays with Tournet and Burr in the their side project Blues & Lasers.

“This record is the first time it’s really been us — the first time we’ve all found each other and ourselves,” Potter explained in a press release. “Everybody was totally comfortable, everything we had was sitting right in front of us, and it just poured out of us. The whole thing was fluid and effortless. In my mind, an album shouldn’t be self-titled unless it feels that way.”

The band’s most recent show in Massachusetts was at the Life is good Festival this past fall at Blue Hills in Canton. Potter also collaborated with Kenny Chesney for a track called “You and Tequila” on the country superstar’s new album, Hemingway’s Whiskey.

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