Emma Ruth Rundle To Join Alcest On North American Tour

Singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle has been quite busy since the release of her stunning debut solo albumSome Heavy Ocean in May of last year.  She's toured the U.S. and Europe several times on her own, as well as alongside her band Marriages, who recently released their sophomore effort Salome to great critical acclaim.  Now, Emma Ruth Rundle will embark on a North American tour as a special guest to Alcest for four weeks in September and October - check out the tour routing below.   

Emma Ruth Rundle started performing her work in 2007 and the following year, she was drafted into the monolithic post-rock supergroup Red Sparowes.  Touring the world playing the Sparowes’ epic brand of instrumental heaviosity sparked a fruitful musical connection with fellow Sparowes guitarist Greg Burns.  When that band commenced a well-deserved hiatus in 2011, she and Burns (on the invitation of Russian Circles), instigated a new group, Marriages, who released a stunning debut mini-album, Kitsune.  Meanwhile, Rundle and friends reconvened briefly in 2011, while solo she recorded an album of experimental guitar compositions.  What followed was a “dark, difficult time”, and with that, in May of 2014 Some Heavy Ocean was released on Sargent House.  The album has been hailed as "stunning" by the AV Club, "intense, hypnotic folk" by Stereogum and "one of the best records of 2014" by Music & Riots. 

This past April, Emma Ruth Rundle and her band Marriages released Salome, a 9-song monolith that was hailed as "immediate, but also timeless" by Stereogum.   Propulsive, frequently iridescent, the compositions on Salome are confident and evocative, the sound of a band focusing their strengths to great effect. Throwing open the curtains on not only their sound but on their songwriting as well, Emma Ruth Rundle alongside members Burns and new drummer Andrew Clinco seem perfectly at ease scaling anthemic peaks and heartbreaking valleys, often in a single composition. Salome finds Marriages fully embracing their skill at crafting timeless songs with chillingly epic results.  Marriages just completed a full U.S. headlining tour, and prior to that, a European tour where they received rave reviews from performances at Roadburn Festival as well as the following three weeks as support to Wovenhand.

 More news coming soon from Emma Ruth Rundle and Sargent House.  For now, see Emma Ruth Rundle on the road:

 

Alcest / Emma Ruth Rundle -- 2015 Tour Dates

Sep 21 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sep 22 New York, NY  @ Highline Ballroom
Sep 23 Montreal, QC  @ L'Alize
Sep 24 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Sep 25 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
Sep 26 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Sep 28 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Sep 30 Boise, ID  @ Neurolux
Oct 1 Vancouver, @ BC Venue
Oct 2 Seattle, WA Crocodile
Oct 3 Portland, OR Dante's
Oct 6 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Oct 7 Los Angeles, CA The Regent
Oct 8 Mesa, AZ Club Red
Oct 9 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Oct 10 Dallas, TX Sons Of Hermann Hall
Oct 11 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
Oct 13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Oct 14 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Oct 15 Raleigh, NC King's Baracde
Oct 16 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Oct 17 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's

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