THE WHITE BUFFALO EAST COAST U.S. TOUR KICKS-OFF FEBRUARY 10
ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM YEAR OF THE DARK HORSE OUT NOW VIA SNAKEFARM RECORDS
The White Buffalo’s acclaimed new album Year of the Dark Horse is available everywhere via Snakefarm, HERE. Recorded at Neon Cross studio in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osbourne, Fidlar)-the 10-track album was and has debuted to critical praise across the globe.
Today, The White Buffalo have announced an East Coast U.S. tour that will kick-off on February 10, 2023, in Minneapolis, MN (Fri. Feb 10, Varsity Theater), Madison, WI (Sat. Feb 11, Majestic Theatre), Chicago, IL (Mon. Feb 13, Chop Shop & 1st Ward), Detroit, MI (Tue. Feb 14, El Club), Cleveland Heights, OH (Wed. Feb 15, Grog Shop), Boston, MA (Fri. Feb 17, Paradis Rock Club), Brooklyn, NY (Sat. Feb. 18, Brooklyn Bowl), Ardmore, PA (Mon. Feb 20, Ardmore Music Hall), and Washington, DC (Tue. Feb 21, Union Stage). Currently, the group are in the midst of the second leg of a U..S. tour which hits Portland (Wonder Ballroom, Tue. Dec 6), Seattle (The Showbox, Wed. Dec. 7), Missoula (The Wilma Theatre, Fri. Dec. 9), Bozeman (The ELM, Sat. Dec 10), Boise (Knitting Factory, Sun. Dec. 11), Reno (Cargo Concert Hall, Tue. Dec 13), Fresno (Strummer’s, Thur. Dec. 15), San Diego (Observatory-North Park, Fri. Dec. 16), and Santa Ana (The Observatory, Sat. Jan 14). The White Buffalo will open the show for the legendary Bruce Springsteen in Europe on Sunday, May 21 at Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy and will perform at Bospop Festival in Weert, the Netherlands on Saturday, July 8. Expect more European dates to be announced soon.
On Year of the Dark Horse, the Emmy-nominated, Oregon-born, and Southern California-bred artist The White Buffalo aka Jake Smith, took the less-traveled path and embarked on a voyage of discovery. Bassist, keyboard player, and guitarist Christopher Hoffee and drummer Matt Lynott added to the recordings and round out the group on the road.
Year of the Dark Horse which American Songwriter hailed as a “tilt-a-whirl of melting soundscapes,” and a “funhouse of melodies that shapeshift in your ears” is based around the shifting of seasons paralleled with the changes in a relationship. Smith’s evocative storytelling and emotionally weighted songs allow the imagination of the listener to play an important part throughout; the music builds on a tale of debauchery (of the drunken variety) and blame, of love and loss, a life lived against the odds, the whole thing set in one lunar year, following our anti-hero through the highs and lows of the seasons. From highlights “Kingdom For A Fool,” “52 Card Pickup,” and “Donna,” Year of the Dark Horse offers an invigorating and wonderfully unpredictable listen. A collection of 12 musical vignettes individual yet constant in flow, it is The White Buffalo’s most ambitious and well-rounded work to date, with the full scope of Smith’s songwriting craft on view.
The White Buffalo recently premiered videos for three songs off the new album, “Love Will Never Come/Spring’s Song,” “C’mon Come Up Come Out,” and “She Don’t Know That I Lie.” The trio of clips directed by C.W Robert Mihlberger, comprises Act II “Spring into Summer” which is part of–The White Buffalo: Year of the Dark Horse–a companion art film based on the new album. The new videos follow the previously released Act I “Winter into Spring” which includes the videos “Not Today,” “Winter Act 2,” and “Kingdom For A Fool”.
US Tour 2022
Tue Dec 6 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Wed Dec 7 Seattle, WA The Showbox
Fri Dec 9 Missoula, MT The Wilma Theatre
Sat Dec 10 Bozeman, MT The ELM
Sun Dec 11 Boise, ID MT Knitting Factory
Tue Dec 13 Reno, NV Cargo Concert Hall
Thu Dec 15 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
Fri Dec 16 San Diego, CA Observatory-North Park
Sat Jan 14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Fri Feb 10 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Sat Feb 11 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Mon Feb 13 Chicago, IL Chop Shop & 1st Ward
Tue Feb 14 Detroit, MI El Club
Wed Feb 15 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Fri Feb 17 Boston, MA Paradis Rock Club
Sat Feb 18 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Mon Feb 20 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music Hall
w/ Bruce Springsteen
Tue Feb 21 Washington, DC Union Stage
Sun May 21 Rome, Italy Circo Massimo
Sat Jul 8 Weert, Netherlands Bospop Festival (Weert Noord)