Indie duo The Ballroom Thieves embrace life’s punches with new album Clouds

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oday, The Ballroom Thieves – Martin Earley and Calin Peters unleash Clouds - a lush meditation on longing to return to touring ("to see different sunsets, roads"), but also a reflection of its difficulties (insomnia brought on by sleeping in different hotel rooms every night).

After a major car accident, the onset of the pandemic, and the departure of a band member, the duo have been learning to roll with the punches. “We were able to step away from a lot of the big three-part harmonies and for the first time we recorded most of the album live. We try to let change inspire us, even when it comes with difficulty.“ It’s an artistic statement that doubles as a life mission. The pair both emphasize that they’ve learned to navigate complicated situations, including their struggles with depression, which often color their songs. If they can impart anything to listeners, it’s that talking about mental health is not a weakness—and that sharing any of life’s trials can be a source of strength.

While never shying away from topics and ideas they are passionate about, The Ballroom Thieves have charmed fans around the country. Their catalog has amassed hundreds of millions of streams, garnered key press (NPR Music, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post) and radio support, and gained a loyal live following, with sold-out shows and coveted festival spots at iconic events like Newport Folk Festival, Boston Calling and Calgary Folk. 

The band is currently on tour and will be performing at Newport Folk Festival next weekend. 

All tour info and up to date news can be found at ballroomthieves.com.

THE BALLROOM THIEVES ON TOUR: 

7/21 @ The Knickerbocker Music Center | Westerly, RI*

7/23 @ Newport Folk Festival | Newport, RI 

8/5 @ Waterville Rocks | Waterville, ME

8/6 @ Waldo Theatre | Waldoboro, ME

8/13 @ Gullbackfestivalen | Halmstad, Sweden

8/15 @ Himlavalvet | Stockholm, Sweden 

8/16 @ Pub Ettan | Mariehamn, Åland Islands

8/18 @ Pythagoras Roots | Norrtälje, Sweden

8/19 @ ​​Österlen Americana Festival | Löderup, Sweden

8/20 @ Rootsy Summer Fest | Falkenberg, Sweden 

8/23 @ Hagebyhögar Handelsträdgård | Motala, Sweden

8/24 @ Hotell Hulingen | Hultsfred, Sweden

8/25 @ Kulturkvarteret | Kulturkvarteret, Sweden

8/27 @ Tønder Festival | ​​Tønder, Denmark

9/13-17 @ Americana Music Fest | Nashville, TN

9/24 @ Point of the Bluff Vineyards | Hammondsport, NY^

9/25 @ Race Street Block Party | Holyoke, MA^

10/6 @ The EARL | Atlanta, GA

10/7 @ Songbirds | Chattanooga, TN

10/8 @ The Basement East | Nashville, TN

10/11 @ Hi-Fi | Indianapolis, IN

10/12 @ The Raccoon Motel | Davenport, IA 

10/13 @ Turf Club | St. Paul, MN

10/14 @ High Noon Saloon | Madison, WI

10/15 @ Lincoln Hall | Chicago, IL

10/16 @ Ludlow Garage | Cincinnati, OH

10/20 @ Johnny Brenda’s | Philadelphia, PA

10/21 @ Union Stage | Washington, DC

10/22 @ Concerts in the Studio | Freehold, NJ

12/1 @ Baby’s All Right | Brooklyn, NY

12/3 @ Space Ballroom | Hamden, CT

12/8 @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge | South Burlington, VT

12/9 @ State Theatre | Portland, ME

* Road to Newport Folk

^ supporting Shakey Graves 

The Ballroom Thieves

Clouds

(Nettwerk) 

Release Date: July 15, 2022

Tracklisting:

  1. Worldender
  2. The Lightning
  3. Shadow
  4. Pour Down
  5. I Lose
  6. In the Morning
  7. Trodden
  8. Harry Styles
  9. Borderline
  10. Shine

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