Little Scream to tour with Local Natives

Little Scream announces tour with Local Natives
Photo by Zach Hertzman

Beginning in mid-March, Little Scream will embark on a month-long run of shows with L.A.’s Local Natives. Of the tour, Laurel Sprengelmeyer writes, “I’m so happy to announce these upcoming dates with Local Natives. Not only do they make beautiful music, they work for beauty in this world all around. Come join the #loveathon.”

Little Scream’s 2016 album Cult Following is available now on CD and LP in the Merge store and via your digital outlet of choice. In addition, her protest anthem “People” can be purchased now, with all proceeds going to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

Cult Following sees Mary Margaret O’Hara, Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, Aaron and Bryce Dessner from the National, Owen Pallett, and Kyp Malone all making guest appearances on the album. Sprengelmeyer says she began conceiving Cult Following while visiting a friend in a small, intentional community in northern Brazil that was on the verge of becoming a cult. “People were running around reading auras, interpreting each other’s dreams, and ‘living on light’ instead of eating — which was as compelling as it was absurd. I became very aware of the entropy of belief. You could feel the magnetism of ideas take shape and pull people into their center like a black hole… a thing so filled with light that its own gravity means that none of it can escape.”

View all upcoming tour dates below and watch a live performance of “Evan” featuring Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire on bass.

Little Scream on tour:
Mar 16 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall *
Mar 17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *
Mar 18 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *
Mar 19 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live *
Mar 21 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *
Mar 22 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
Mar 24 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom *
Mar 25 Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre *
Mar 26 Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford *
Mar 27 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine *
Mar 29 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom *
Mar 30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom *
Mar 31 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
Apr 03 Covington, KY – Madison Theater *
Apr 04 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note *
Apr 05 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater *
Apr 07 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *
Apr 08 Omaha, NE – Slowdown *
Apr 11 Missoula, MT – The Wilma *
Apr 12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House *
Apr 14 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Apr 15 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Apr 16 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club
* w/ Local Natives