Toronto, ON – May 9, 2018 –
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have shared the video for their song, Hey Mama – watch it HERE. The video stars Nathaniel and (Night Sweats bassist) Joseph Pope III’s mothers as well as the band’s extended Denver family.  Shot in Rateliff and Pope’s hometown, Hermann, MO, the video was directed by frequent collaborator, Rett Rogers, who incorporated intimate family home movies into the clip.

Of the video, Pope says, “I was reticent at first to ask our mothers to have such a prominent role in the video and wanted them to be aware of the potential scrutiny involved with making something so intimate as ‘a day in the life’ so public. In the end, it made me feel much closer to my mother. You grow up within a family’s daily routines and are shaped by them. Nathaniel and I moved away, and we developed our separate lives. To see a day in the life of my mom, through her very eyes, is such an immense gift to me. The themes of thankfulness, loss, struggle and time that are deep within all of our relationships are on display here.”

Rogers adds, “The process of making Hey Mama was similar to creating a short documentary—gathering found footage from various sources and documenting the lives of others. I experienced Hermann Missouri, the town where Nathaniel and Joseph were raised, through the eyes of their mothers Sandy and Diane.”

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are set to perform You Worry Me on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Tuesday, May 15th. The track appears on the band’s acclaimed new Stax Records album, Tearing at the Seams.  Now trending Top 10 at alternative radio, You Worry Me, the album’s first single, was #1 at Triple A radio for 8 weeks and #1 at Americana for 16 weeks.

Tearing at the Seams continues to receive widespread critical praise. Rolling Stone proclaims, “Rateliff's restless throwback sound feels like it’s moving toward real revelations,” while Los Angeles Times adds, “The soul-R&B-rock collective…ranks as one of the most thrilling arrivals of recent years, its reputation stoked considerably by the group’s incendiary live shows.” Entertainment Weekly furthers, “The 12-tracks swell with soulful brass, infectious grooves, and Rateliff’s unmistakable warble.

The group will tour North America this spring, with stops at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater as well as two dates at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now at See below for complete details.

Initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff & The Night Sweats re-established their dynamic off the stage and in the studio. “For the first record I demo-ed everything up and created most of the parts,” says Rateliff. “This time, I felt like we’ve all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere. We should all have that experience together.” The band finished recording with producer Richard Swift—who has helmed records for The Shins and Foxygen, in addition to The Night Sweats’ debut—collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band’s emotion and intensity.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are: Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys), Andy Wild (saxophone), Scott Frock (trumpet), and Jeff Dazey (saxophone).


May 9—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz* (SOLD OUT)

May 11—Asheville, NC—Highland Brewing Company* (SOLD OUT)

May 12—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater* (SOLD OUT)

May 14—Richmond, VA—The National† (SOLD OUT)

May 16—Washington, DC—Anthem† (SOLD OUT)

May 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall† (SOLD OUT)

May 19—Montreal, QC—MTelus† (SOLD OUT)

May 29—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave (FM 102.1 Big Spring Show) (SOLD OUT)

May 31—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island‡ (SOLD OUT)

June 1—Indianapolis, IN—Lawn at White River State Park

June 2—Lewiston, NY—Artpark Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT)

June 3—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica‡

June 5—Cooperstown, NY—Brewery Ommegang 

June 6—Philadelphia, PA—Skyline Stage at the Mann Center

June 8—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion§ (SOLD OUT)

June 9— Forest Hills, NY—Forest Hills Stadium**

June 24—Detroit, MI—DTW Energy Music Theatre

August 3—Kansas City, MO—Crossroads (SOLD OUT)

August 4—Des Moines, IA—Hinterland Festival

August 5—St. Paul, MN—The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)

August 7—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)

August 9—Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)

August 10—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)

August 11—Burnaby, BC—Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival††

August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre††

August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater (SOLD OUT)

August 19—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater

August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
August 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§§ (SOLD OUT)

September 14—Fredericton, NB—Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

September 21—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center (Outlaw Music Festival)

September 23—Saratoga Springs, NY— Saratoga Performing Arts Center

(Outlaw Music Festival)

September 27—Madison, WI—The Sylvee

September 30— Columbia, MO—Roots n Blues N BBQ Festival

November 7—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center (Folk Set)***

November 8—Grand Junction, CO—Avalon Theatre (Folk Set)***

November 10—Denver, CO—Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (Folk Set)***


*w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

†w/ Robert Finley

w/ The Head & The Heart

§w/ Deer Tick

**w/ The Head & The Heart and Hiss Golden Messenger

††w/ Nikki Lane

‡‡w/ Tank and the Bangas

§§w/ Slim Cessna's Auto Club

***w/ John Prine


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