Birds of Chicago Announce New Album + Share New Track “Roll Away” – Returning To The Nowhere Else Festival On 5/27

Birds of Chicago at Nowhere Else Festival
Birds of Chicago at Nowhere Else Festival 2017

Birds of Chicago at Nowhere Else Festival


Birds of Chicago announce May 4th as the release date for their upcoming album Love in Wartime on Signature Sounds, and share the first track “Roll Away“. Led by JT Nero and Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago are known for their seamless combination of rock n roll meets “near perfect Americana” (No Depression). Nero and Russell recently recorded Love in Wartime, an album envisioned as a cinematic rock n roll suite, with producer Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars)at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago.

The first single “Roll Away” was written as a shot in the arm for the heartsick, hibernating or otherwise embittered, and invokes the rites of spring with the very real sense that there’s no time to lose. “The mission is simple: get people to a dance floor and get some love lights switched on,” says Russell. The song’s message is even simpler: it’s never too late. “Roll Away” embodies what critics loved about Birds of Chicago’s 2016 album Real Midnight, produced with Joe Henry-  joyously urgent rock songs with deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and fevered musicality.

Birds of Chicago began in 2012 when Nero started writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation. For more information on tour dates and artist updates visit

MAR 8 THU – BRIC House Sessions: Womanly Hips Presents Victory Boyd – Brooklyn, NY, United States
MAR 9 FRI – Hopewell Theater – Hopewell, NJ, United States
MAR 23 FRI – Concert Hall – Greenwood Coalition Imaginate Conference – Cobourg, ON, Canada
APR 5 THU – The Turf Club – St Paul, MN, United States
APR 6 FRI – Back Room at Colectivo presented by Pabst Theatre Group – Milwaukee, WI, United States
APR 7 SAT – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI, United States
APR 8 SUN – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL, United States
APR 12 THU – South on Main – Smokey & The Mirror – Little Rock, AR, United States
APR 20 FRI – Stadsschouwburg de Harmonie – Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Netherlands
APR 21 SAT – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
APR 22 SUN – Cultureel Cafe De Amer – Amen, The Netherlands, Netherlands
APR 23 MON – TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, 09, Netherlands
APR 24 TUE – De Oosterport – Groningen, 04, Netherlands
APR 25 WED – Bird – Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Netherlands
APR 26 THU – Theater De Lievekamp – Oss, Netherlands
APR 28 SAT – Razzmatazz Podium – Oost-Souburg, Netherlands
APR 29 SUN – Grenswerk – Venlo, 05, Netherlands
APR 30 MON – Meneer Frits – Eindhoven, 06, Netherlands
MAY 1 TUE – Blue Room Sessions – ‘s-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
MAY 4 FRI – Labadoux Festival – Ingelmunster, Flemish Region, Belgium
MAY 5 SAT – Kilkenny Roots Festival – Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
MAY 6 SUN – Kilkenny Roots Festival – Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
MAY 7 MON – Kirton Town Hall Live – Kirton, England, United Kingdom
MAY 8 TUE – The Greystones – Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
MAY 9 WED – The Maze @ The Forest Tavern – Nottingham, United Kingdom
MAY 11 FRI – Calstock Hall – Calstock, C6, United Kingdom
MAY 12 SAT – Seven Arts – Leeds, England, United Kingdom
MAY 13 SUN – The Live [email protected] Social Club – Shipley, United Kingdom
MAY 14 MON – The Lexington Presented by Green Note – London, United Kingdom
MAY 15 TUE – The Stables – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
MAY 16 WED – St. Nicholas’s Church – Baulking, England, United Kingdom
MAY 17 THU – St. John the Baptist Church – Finchingfield, England, United Kingdom
MAY 18 FRI – Gulbenkian presented by Whitstable Sessions – Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
MAY 25-26 – DelFest – Cumberland, MD, United States
MAY 27 SUN – Nowhere Else Festival – Cincinnati, OH, United States
JUN 2 SAT – Terminal West – Private Event – Atlanta, GA, United States
JUL 5 THU – The Siren – Morro Bay, CA, United States
JUL 7 SAT – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA, United States
JUL 8 SUN – High Sierra Music – Quincy, CA, United States
AUG 24 FRI – Fayetteville Roots Festival – Fayetteville, AR, United States