Photo by Michael Weintrob
Great Peacock, Cordovas
Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Buy Tickets, 7pm show
Nashville’s Great Peacock will return to the stage in May on a co-headlining tour with fellow Tennesseans Cordovas. The twelve dates will take them through the South — Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia — as well as shows in Cincinnati, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Great Peacock released their latest album Forever Worse Better last year on Soundly Music.
Forever Worse Better, the third full-length release from Great Peacock, is an anthemic soundtrack for a life spent on the move, chasing down brighter horizons somewhere between the blur of truck stops and traffic lights. This is the band’s defining album: a record about the three-way intersection between drive, desperation, and determination, rooted in the epic sweep of heartland rock, the harmonized melodies of amplified Americana, and the hooks of guitar-driven pop music. From the swirling keyboards that kickstart “All I Ever Do” to the gospel-like fervor that fills the album’s closing statement of self-worth, “Learning to Say Goodbye,” Forever Worse Better boldly aims for the same sonic territory occupied by the masters of atmospheric rock & roll. Seminal albums like Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, U2’s The Joshua Tree, and Oasis’ Definitely Maybe are all evoked, as is the gritty grandeur of Neil Young’s Rust Never Sleeps and the modern rumble of The War on Drugs. The result is an album that proudly wears its influences on its sleeve, yet still sports a sound that’s unmistakably Great Peacock’s own.
Forever Worse Better is a soundtrack for those of us who, like them, are on the road to somewhere better, the windows down, the radio cranked high, songs moving through our head at highway speed.
Great Peacock + Cordovas Spring Tour
May 6 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
May 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
May 8 – Chicago, IL – Fitzgerald’s
May 9 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi Annex
May 10 – Knoxville, TN – Barley’s
May 13 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center
May 14 – Charlotte, NC – Heist Brewery
May 15 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
May 16 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
May 19 – Greenville, SC – Quest Brewery
May 20 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
May 21 – Savannah, GA – Victory North
May 22 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station