THE WAR AND TREATY RELEASE HEARTS TOWN TITLE TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 25
THE WAR AND TREATY’S PERFORMANCE OF FIVE MORE MINUTES ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT PLAY AT HOME SERIES
CONFIRMED CANADIAN TOUR DATES FOR 2021 IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER
Toronto, ON – September 11, 2020 – Today, Tanya Blount-Trotter and Michael Trotter Jr. – the husband-and-wife musical duo known as The War And Treaty – have released Hearts Town, the title track from their eagerly-anticipated new album, out September 25.
Hearts Town, a sprawling and symphonic paean to the healing power of love, was largely inspired by the early days of the couple’s relationship. Michael Trotter explains, “We often come into relationships with our guards up because we have experienced pain from love. And too often when we enter our next relationship, we expect that pain again. But not in this love that I have found with my wife, Tanya.” He continues, “When our relationship has no hurt and it just plain feels good, we start to question if it’s really real because everything that has been real to us has come wrapped in pain. We start imagining a world where it’s not too good to be true and that world is Hearts Town… Hearts Town is a place where you can come broken and open, regardless of your past and find love, just like we have.” Listen to Hearts Town here.
Earlier this week, the duo performed their latest single Five More Minutes on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Play at Home series. Watch the performance here.
Hearts Town is the follow-up to The War And Treaty’s acclaimed 2018 debut The Healing Tide. Rolling Stone’s Fall Album Preview notes, “The Nashville duo’s second album promises to be a more nuanced, musically diverse offering than their jubilant Buddy Miller-produced debut, 2018’s Healing Tide. Featuring an appearance from Jason Isbell, the new self-produced effort shows off a fuller breadth of husband-and-wife pair Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount Trotter’s far-ranging influences.”
During the past year, the duo maintained a steady touring schedule that included engagements opening for Al Green, Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell. They were featured on a multi-artist tribute that aired on the 62nd annual GRAMMY telecast in January, and in late July, they were among the performers on a star-studded virtual fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
They are confirmed as the opening act on John Legend’s upcoming tour (rescheduled from this summer to 2021) including Canadian stops in Toronto and Vancouver. A full list of dates is below.
TOUR DATES 2021:
8.11 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
8.12 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre
8.14 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
8.15 - Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
8.17 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
8.18 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
8.20 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap Concert Hall
8.21 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata
8.23 - New York City, NY - Radio City Music Hall
8.24 - New York City, NY - Radio City Music Hall
8.26 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met
8.27 - Ledyard, CT - Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
8.28 - Lenox, MA - Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood
8.30 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Band Pavilion
9.1 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
9.2 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
9.4 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at The Heights
9.5 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
9.9 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
9.10 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
9.11 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
9.15 - Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre
9.16 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
9.18 - Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
9.19 - San Diego, CA - CalCoast Credit Union Open Ait Theatre
9.21 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
9.24 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater - Casino Del Sol