Tancred announces tour dates, SXSW schedule

Tancred announces new tour dates and SXSW schedule
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Tancred (Jess Abbott) has announced upcoming shows with Jenny Owen Youngs and a month long spring/summer tour with her new Polyvinyl label mates PWR BTTM. Tancred will also be performing at SXSW 2017 in support of the new album Out of The Garden (Polyvinyl Records). See below for her full SXSW schedule and all upcoming tour dates.

Out of The Garden was produced by That Dog’s Anna Waronker and Off!/Redd Kross member Steven McDonald. Written over a two-year period during a break from touring, the record places emphasis on re-defining feminine expectations and was shaped by primary songwriter Jess Abbott’s experiences living in Minneapolis and working at a liquor store in a rough part of town. “I learned how to speak up when I needed to and how to truly be myself without reservation,” Abbott recalls. “I felt afraid walking home at night, and after a couple of months I just got sick of it and started getting into self-defense and self-empowerment as a means of coping. Finding my own strength changed everything.”

After writing and tracking every song in her apartment, Abbott enlisted Kevin Medina and Terrence Vitali to add drums and bass to her demos. The band then traveled to LA to record with McDonald and Waronker. “Out of the Garden represents doing what you want, what you need, without letting anything or anyone stop you – and smiling while you do it.”

TANCRED UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
* = w/ PWR BTTM
# = w/ Jenny Owen Youngs

MARCH
SXSW
14 – Austin, TX – She Shreds Party @ La Cruxes – 7:30 pm (913 E. Cesar Chavez St.)
16 – Austin, TX – Polyvinyl Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 9:00 pm (900 Red River St.)
17 – Austin, TX – Middlewest MGMT Party @ Barracuda – 9:00 PM (611 E. 7th St.)

APRIL
06 – Portsmouth, NH – Block 6
07 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstaris #
08 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall #
09 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy #

MAY
25 – Montreal, QB – Piccolo Rialto *
26 – Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground *
27 – Lansing, MI – Bled Fest *
30 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean *
31 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean *

JUNE
01 – Minneapolis, N – Triple Rock Social Club *
02 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *
05 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
06 – Austin, TX – Barracuda *
07 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
08 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
09 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury *
10 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth *
12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
13 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge *
15 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook *
16 – Washington, DC – Black Cat *
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
19 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
20 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre *
21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *