NATHANIEL RATELIFF’S LIVE ALBUM RED ROCKS 2020 OUT NOW ON STAX RECORDS
DEBUTS PERFORMANCE VIDEO OF
AND IT’S STILL ALRIGHT
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
KICK OFF SUMMER AND FALL TOUR JULY 20
Toronto, ON – July 16, 2021 – Red Rocks 2020, the new live album from Nathaniel Rateliff, is out now on Stax Records. The live record was recorded in an empty Red Rocks Amphitheatre during Rateliff’s mid-September run of socially distanced shows, which was limited to 125 attendees per night in the 9400-capacity venue. Through Red Rocks 2020, Rateliff offers this 90-minute live experience to the fans who were unable to attend his live shows last year. Listen to/share Red Rocks 2020 here.
In conjunction with today’s release, Rateliff debuts a live performance video for the title track off his acclaimed 2020 solo album, And It’s Still Alright. Watch/share the video here.
On March 2, 2020 in Minneapolis, Rateliff kicked off his sold-out nine-month tour supporting And It’s Still Alright. Nine days later the extensive run of dates was cancelled due to the pandemic. The shows aimed to highlight various aspects of Rateliff’s stellar musicianship, ranging from stripped-back moments with just his voice and acoustic guitar to a full 10-piece folk band accompaniment including a string quartet.
Red Rocks 2020 features a wide range of music from Rateliff’s celebrated career, which includes songs that had never before been performed live, several tracks from And It’s Still Alright and his previously released solo albums: In Memory of Loss, Falling Faster Than You Can Run and the Shroud EP. In addition, Rateliff’s close friend, Kevin Morby, who was set to open the cancelled Red Rocks dates in August 2020, joins him for a duet on Leonard Cohen’s, There Is A War.
The cast of musicians includes Rateliff (guitar) with fellow Night Sweats members, Joseph Pope III (bass), Mark Shusterman (keys), Patrick Meese (drums, keys, guitar) and Luke Mossman (guitar) along with James Barone (drums, guitar), Joy Adams (cello), Rachel Sliker (viola), Adrienne Short (violin) and Chris Jusell (violin).
In addition, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are back with a summer and fall tour. The extensive run of shows begins on July 20 and includes their annual shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (a three-night run for the first time) as well as performances at Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival, Nashville’s First Bank Amphitheater, Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and more. The band will share the stage with The Marcus King Band, Margo Price, Bahamas, Delta Spirit and Tré Burt. On October 17, Rateliff will also perform a solo acoustic set at New York’s new venue Brooklyn Made to benefit his foundation, The Marigold Project. Tickets are available for purchase at nathanielrateliff.com/tour. See below for the full tour routing.
Earlier this year, Rateliff made his debut as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, nearly one year after the release of his solo album, And It’s Still Alright (Stax Records), which received widespread critical praise. The record peaked at #3 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk chart, landed at #2 on their Current Rock chart and resided at #1 on the Americana Albums Chart for eight consecutive weeks. The lead single and title track was #1 for eight consecutive weeks at Triple A Radio, #1 for nine consecutive weeks on the Americana Singles chart and #1 for three weeks at Non-Commercial radio, while NPR’s World Cafe ranked the track #1 on their list of Public Radio’s Most Popular Songs Of 2020. Additionally, the single, Time Stands, peaked at #1 on the Americana Singles chart and appeared within the Top 5 at Triple A Radio. Rateliff also performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CMT Crossroads while his Tiny Desk (Home) Concert premiered on NPR Music in mid- April. Listen to And It’s Still Alright here.
NATHANIEL RATELIFF—RED ROCKS 2020 TRACK LIST
1. Tonight #2
2. All Or Nothing
3. Expecting To Lose
5. You Need Me
6. Right On
7. What A Drag
8. Still Out There Running
9. Early Spring Till
10. Kissing Our Friends
11. Oil & Lavender
13. There Is A War
15. Still Trying
16. And It’s Still Alright
17. Time Stands
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS LIVE
July 20—Charlotte, NC—Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*††
July 21—Raleigh, NC—Red Hat Amphitheater*††
July 27 —Bethlehem, PA—Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks (SOLD OUT)*††
July 28—Essex Junction, VT—Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exp (SOLD OUT)*††
July 30—Portland, ME—Thompson’s Point (SOLD OUT)*††
July 31—Highmount, NY—Belleayre Mountain*††
August 13—Whitefish, MT— Big Mountain Ranch**
August 14—Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)**
August 15—Spokane, WA—Spokane Pavilion**
August 17—Bend, OR—Les Schwab Amphitheatre**
August 18—Boise, ID —Ford Idaho Center**
August 20—Park City, UT—Deer Valley (SOLD OUT)**
August 21—Grand Junction, CO—Amphitheatre at Los Colonias Park**
August 23—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)**
August 24—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT)**
August 25—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)**
September 22—Alpharetta, GA—Outlaw Music Festival
September 24—Columbia, MD—Outlaw Music Festival
September 28—Richmond, VA—Virginia Credit Union Live‡
September 29—Asheville, NC—Rabbit Rabbit (SOLD OUT)‡
October 1—Franklin, TN—Firstbank Amphitheatre‡††
October 2—Memphis, TN—Mempho Festival
October 9—St. Louis, MO—Saint Louis Music Park†
October 10—Columbus, OH—Express Live†
October 12—Cincinnati, OH—Icon Music Center†
October 13—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica†
*w/ The Marcus King Band
†w/ Margo Price
**w/ Delta Spirit
††w/ Tré Burt