The Record Company’s ready to fly on “Off the Ground” tour – 20th Century Theater on 10/10

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Concord/CMG recording group The Record Company has announced plans for a truly epic US headline tour. The “Off The Ground Tour” – which marks the Los Angeles-based rock-and-soul trio’s biggest headline trek to date – goes wheels up on September 25 at Seattle, WA’s famed Tractor Tavern and then travels through mid-November (see itinerary below).

Widely regarded as a fantastic live band, The Record Company proved conquering heroes at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, prompting Rolling Stone Country to name the trio’s set among the event’s “5 Best Country and Americana Moments” while declaring it “a wildly energetic show and one of the most communal experiences of the festival.” The band will precede the “Off The Ground Tour” with a marathon summer schedule highlighted by headline shows, support dates alongside Gov’t Mule and Blackberry Smoke, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Concord labelmates Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, as well as festivals including Milwaukee, WI’s Summerfest (June 30), Quincy, CA’s High Sierra Music Festival (July 2 and 3), Portland, OR’s Waterfront Blues Festival (July 4), Boston, MA’s Outside The Box Festival (July 16), Camden, NJ’s XPoNential Music Festival (July 23), Rowayton, CT’s Rowayton Summer Music Festival (July 31), Johnstown, PA’s Flood City Music Festival (August 5th), Billings, MT’s Magic City Blues Festival (August 6), Winter Park, CO’s 6th Annual Leftover Salmon’s SolShine Festival (August 13), Nashville, TN’s Live On The Green Music Festival (August 25), Del Mar, CA’s KAABOO Del Mar (September 16), and Burlington, VT’s Grand Points North (September 18). For regularly updated tour announcements and ticket information, please visit www.therecordcompany.net.

“Off The Ground” – the lead single from The Record Company’s acclaimed debut album, GIVE IT BACK TO YOU – is fast shaping up as a major breakthrough having recently spent two consecutive weeks as the #1 track at Triple A radio outlets nationwide – topping new songs from such superstars as The Lumineers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Avett Brothers. The striking “Off The Ground” companion video – directed by Kelly Teacher and The Record Company – is streaming now at the band’s official YouTube channel.

The Record Company made a striking live TV debut earlier this year with a powerful performance of “Off The Ground” on TBS’ Conan. Additional appearances are slated for the coming months and will be announced soon.

Both The Record Company and GIVE IT BACK TO YOU have received a tidal wave of ecstatic critical praise in recent months, with Entertainment Weekly enthusing, “the scuzzy, 10-track set meshes the group’s biggest influences – the early electric blues rock n’ roll of John Lee Hooker, staccato lyrical delivery akin to The Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, and Rolling Stones-style grooves.” Rolling Stone declared The Record Company to be among ’10 New Artists You Need To Know,” hailing “their stomping debut album” while rightfully noting, “It would be unfair to label the lean, deliberate three-piece as a simple blues-rock band.”

GIVE IT BACK TO YOU shines a light on a group whose sound owes less to the West Coast city in which it was created and more to the backwoods juke joints that songs like ‘Hard Day Coming Down’ evoke,” raved Rolling Stone Country. “The blues may be nothing new, but The Record Company wring new life out of old traditions.” “Raw emotion, dedication, honesty and hard work,” wrote Paste. “These are just some of the words that best describe Los Angeles rock trio The Record Company.” “(The Record Company) mix greasy garage rock, fat blues and classic roots,” declaredBlurt, “for a timeless sound that could pass for late ’60s Stones or the latest from the Black Keys.” “Whether you play this album from front to back or on shuffle,” noted Glide, “it’s a win-win gamble. (GIVE IT BACK TO YOU) provides a solid helping of rock n’ roll that cuts right down to the bone.” Perhaps Aquarian Weekly summed it up best: “GIVE IT BACK TO YOU is The Record Company’s Concord Records debut. It rocks like a bitch in heat.”

Founded in 2011 by Chris Vos (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica), Alex Stiff (bass, guitar, vocals) and Marc Cazorla (drums, piano, vocals), The Record Company immediately took their hometown by storm, hailed by LA Weekly for “making bluesy music that would sound more at home in a sweaty, backwoods Mississippi juke joint.”

Equally inspired by early electric blues as they are proto-punk and Americana, The Record Company hewed their contemporary take on classic rock ‘n’ roll by hanging some vintage mics in Stiff’s Los Feliz, CA living room, then as now the site of all of the trio’s writing, rehearsing, recording, and mixing. Two self-released EPs brought them national attention and radio airplay, as did a remarkable work ethic that has seen the band spend much of the past half decade on the road. Known as a unique and unstoppable live act, The Record Company have rocked countless headline shows, festivals, and radio concerts, while sharing international stages and spotlights with such luminaries as B.B. King, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, Robert Randolph, The Wood Brothers, Social Distortion, and Blackberry Smoke.

Along with increasingly significant airplay at college and Triple A radio outlets across the country, The Record Company has seen featured play in a wide range of commercial, film, and television projects, including Showtime’s Shameless, ABC’s Nashville, CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Miller Lite’s popular “Trivia” spot.

THE RECORD COMPANY
ON TOUR 2016
JUNE
30- Milwaukee, WI- Summerfest §
JULY
2- Quincy, CA- High Sierra Festival §
3- Quincy, CA- High Sierra Festival §
4- Portland, OR- Waterfront Blues Festival §
13- Jackson Hole, WY- Jackson Hole Live!
15- Hampton Beach, HN- Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom *
16- Boston, MA- Out of the Box Festival §
17- Providence, RI- Fete Lounge
19- Hamden, CT- The Ballroom
20- Amagansett, NY- Stephen Talkhouse
21- Portland, ME- Port City
22- Asbury Park, NJ- Wonderbar
23- Camden, NJ- XPoNential Festival §
25- Columbus, OH- A&R Music Bar
26- Erie, PA- Liberty Park Amphitheater
28- Cleveland, OH- Grog Shop
29- Pittsburgh, PA- WYEP Final Fridays
30- Baltimore, MD- Baltimore Soundstage
31- Rowayton, CT- Rowayton Summer Music Festival §
AUGUST
5- Johnstown, PA- Flood City Music Festival §
6- Billings, MT- Magic City Blues Festival §
13- Winter Park, CO- Leftover Salmon’s SolShine Festival §
14- Santa Fe, NM- Santa Fe Railyard
16- Telluride, CO- Club Red
17- Crested Butte, CO- Live from Mt. Crested Butte
19- Colorado Springs, CO- The Black Sheep
20- Littleton, CO- Breckenridge Brewery @
25- Nashville, TN- Live On the Green §
SEPTEMBER
1- Eugene, OR- Cuthbert Amphitheater #
3- Missoula, MT- Big Sky Brewery #
4- Jackson, WY- Fireman’s Ball #
16- Del Mar, CA- KAABOO Del Mar §
18- Burlington, VT- Grand Point North §
25- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern
26- Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios
28- Boise, ID- Neurolux
29- Salt Lake City, UT- The State Room
30- Aspen, CO- Belly Up
OCTOBER
1- Boulder, CO- Fox Theater
3- Kansas City, MO- Record Bar
4- Minneapolis, MN- 7th Street Entry
6 – Milwaukee, WI- Turner Ballroom
7- Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
8- Appleton, WI- Tanner’s Bar and Grill
10- Cincinnati, OH- 20th Century Ballroom
11- Ann Arbor, MI- Blind Pig
13- Pittsburgh, PA- Rex Theater
14- Charlottesville, VA- The Southern
15- Washington, DC- Rock and Roll Hotel
17- Woodstock, NY- Bearsville Theater
18- Northampton, MA- The Iron Horse
20- Albany, NY           – The Hollow
21- Buffalo, NY- The Tralf
22- Philadelphia, PA- World Café Live
24- Cambridge, MA- Sinclair
25- Brooklyn, NY- Rough Trade
27- New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom
28- Norfolk, VA- FM Backstage
29- Durham, NC- Motorco Music Hall
30- Wilmington, NC- Bourgie Nights
31- Charlotte, NC- Visulite Theater
NOVEMBER
2- Charleston, SC- Pour House
3- Atlanta, GA- Vinyl
4- Birmingham, AL- WorkPlay Theater
5- Nashville, TN- 3rd and Lindsley
7- Mobile, AL- Soul Kitchen
8- New Orleans, LA- House of Blues New Orleans
10- Houston, TX- House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
11- Dallas, TX- House of Blues – Cambridge Room
12- Austin, TX- Antone’s
14- Tucson, AZ- Club Congress
15- San Diego, CA- Casbah
17- Los Angeles, CA- El Rey Theater
19- San Francisco, CA- Great American Music Hall
* w/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
@ w/ Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
# w/Gov’t Mule and Blackberry Smoke
§ Festival Appearance