Grace Potter & the Nocturnals make big plans for Boston

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After opening for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw at Gillette Stadium last week, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals have revealed plans for a return to Massachusetts. The Vermont-based rockers will return to the Hub for a two-night stand at Boston’s House of Blues on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. Tickets for each of the shows, which will also feature openers Trampled By Turtles, will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. via Live Nation for $32.50 and $65.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be touring in support of their brand new album, The Lion The Beast The Beat. Released in June, the band’s fourth studio effort and follow-up to their 2010 self-titled release debuted at #17 on the Billboard 200. The album was produced by Potter and veteran producer Jim Scott (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco). Adding to the firepower of the project is The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach, who produced and co-wrote the track “Loneliest Soul” and also produced and co-wrote the band’s first single “Never Go Back” and “Runaway”, both of which were co-produced by Scott. David Campbell (Beck, My Morning Jacket) arranged and conducted the strings on the album. The LP was mixed by fellow Vermonter and Grammy award winner Rich Costey (Foo Fighters, TV on the Radio). The video for “Stars”, the second single off The Lion The Beast The Beat, is streaming below.

“This process was more painstaking than on any other record we’ve made; a complete labor of love and hate,” said Potter in a press release. “I credit the Nocturnals for courageously jumping off that cliff with me. We all took a risk and I hope that resonates when people hear the album.”

“I think what people love about us is the energy we generate playing together and feeding off each other,” added guitarist Scott Tournet. “There’s a lot of drive in our band, and we managed to capture that on this record. We love the music that we cut our teeth on and it’ll always be part of us, but we’ve reached the point where we’re consciously trying to push things forward.”

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