Band of Horses played two stripped-down shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last April. On Feb. 11, the band will release an acoustic album (on Brown Records via Kobalt Label Services) showcasing the highlights from those two nights.
According to a press release posted yesterday on the bands website, “Acoustic at the Ryman” is “a 10-song virtual greatest hits set of acoustic renditions of songs from across the BOH catalog.”
The album was mixed and mastered in high-quality DSD, which “captured the ragged magic of an unforgettable performance in dangerously pristine quality.”
“The game plan was to keep it wild and expressive like the show while capturing it with highest resolution available,” said bassist Bill Reynolds. “The electricity in the Ryman was off the charts. If that makes it to the listener, then we’ll consider this a success.”
The release of the LP will be commemorated with an unplugged 13-city tour of North America. The tour begins Feb. 11 in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and concludes March 5 in, quite fittingly, the Ryman Auditorium. See below for tour dates and tracklisting.
"Acoustic at the Ryman" tracklisting:
1. "Marry Song"
2. "Slow Cruel Hands of Time"
3. "Detlef Schrempf"
4. "Everything's Gonna Be Undone"
5. "No One's Gonna Love You"
8. "Wicked Gil"
9. "The Funeral"
Band of Horses Tour Dates:
02/11 Los Angeles, Calif. - Wilshire Ebell Theatre
02/14 San Francisco, Calif. - Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
02/16 Seattle, Wash. - Moore Theatre
02/17 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater
02/19 Chicago, Ill. - Vic Theatre
02/21 Toronto - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
02/22 Ithaca, N.Y. - State Theatre
02/23 Albany, N.Y. - The Egg
02/25 Somerville, Mass. - Somerville Theatre
02/27 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theater
02/28 New York, N.Y. - Town Hall
03/01 Philadelphia, Pa. - Merriam Theater
03/05 Nashville, Tenn. - Ryman Auditorium