Following two performances at Coachella, The Head and the Heart announce additional tour dates in support of their sophomore effort, Let’s Be Still released last October. The newly announced North American dates including a show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, Berkeley’s Greek Theatre and their first show ever in Hawaii at Honolulu’s The Republik. These dates are in addition to already announced performances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Boston Calling and a show at legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
The Head and the Heart’s new release, Let’s Be Still, is a snapshot of a band that didn’t exist just four short years ago. Virginia native Jonathan Russell and California transplant Josiah Johnson formed the core songwriting partnership, which was rounded out by drummer Tyler Williams, keyboardist Kenny Hensley, vocalist/violinist Charity Rose Thielen and bassist Chris Zasche, who’d met Russell and Johnson while tending bar at an open mic they frequented. The nascent group dove headfirst into writing, recording and performing, and even moved into the same house to ensure that inspiration could strike at any moment. Let’s Be Still was recorded at Seattle’s Studio Litho with assistance from prior production collaborator Shawn Simmons. Later, the band traversed the country to mix the album in Bridgeport, Conn., with Peter Katis, revered for his work with bands such as the National, Interpol and the Swell.