June 21, 2024—Acclaimed band Lake Street Dive’s highly-anticipated eighth album Good Together is out now via Fantasy Records. Listen to the album HERE.
Earlier this week, they took the stage to perform “Dance With a Stranger” from the new album on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Watch/share the performance HERE and watch an official music video for the song HERE.
“A song inspired by a square dance, where folks from different communities come together and get a chance to move together,” details the band’s Bridget Kearney. “It’s always a good antidote for working out the kinks, personally and interpersonally. Get EVERYBODY in a room together and let them DANCE.”
The band just kicked off their Good Together Tour in support of the new music. Highlights include their upcoming return to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 21, as well as their inaugural headline performance at Madison Square Garden on September 14. They’ll also be playing to a sold-out crowd at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on July 27. See below for a complete list of dates and find additional info/purchase tickets HERE.
The band unveiled the songs “Good Together,” “Better Not Tell You” and “Twenty-Five” from the LP leading up to the release. American Songwriter praises the latter track, noting that “lead singer Rachael Price swells and belts out thoughts about getting older, love, and distance. These are the ingredients to stir the soul.” The song was also featured on NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, saying “there is a generosity of spirit in this song and humility.”
On Good Together the band arrives with a renewed sense of purpose, aiming to highlight our shared humanity against the social divisions pulling us apart. The ethos of Good Together can be described as “joyful rebellion,” just as energetic and danceable as it is defiantly principled.
The album finds Lake Street Dive working once more with Grammy-winning producer Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr.), also marking the first time all the members of the band collaborated in the earliest, most vulnerable stages of songwriting together, creating a unique approach to the sessions. The group gathered in drummer Mike Calabrese’s Vermont home, where bandmembers would each contribute, expanding the band’s musical palette and expressive range.
“In the past we’d written pieces of songs and shared them with each other and built them up from there, but we always had the space to listen and reflect in total privacy,” details the band’s Rachael Price. “At first it was terrifying to write together in the same room, but as soon as we got started it felt so fun. We very quickly realized, ‘Oh, we need to do this again and again.’”
The new record follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2021 release, Obviously, which received a host of critical praise including from Rolling Stone, who heralded, “at a moment when pop strives for lo-fi, solitary-world intimacy, the jazz-pop-whatever band refuse to think small” while Downbeat cheered, “Lake Street Dive finds beauty in pop.”
Across their storied career, Lake Street Dive have built a legacy as a rare collection of musicians with dynamic songwriting chemistry and genre-bending mastery, pushing the boundaries of pop, soul, jazz and folk. The group’s appearances include “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “CBS This Morning,” and NPR’s Tiny Desk, and they have drawn critical praise from The New York Times and the Associated Press, among others. With tens of millions of streams, an acclaimed discography, and an enduring worldwide fanbase, the band—Rachael Price, Bridget Kearney, Mike Calabrese, Akie Bermiss and James Cornelison—have become an exhilarating force in popular music.
Formed in Boston, the quintet first met while studying jazz at the New England Conservatory of Music. Their breakout album Bad Self Portraits was released in 2014, followed by Side Pony (2016), Free Yourself Up (2018) and Obviously (2021). Their most recent recording, 2022’s Fun Machine: The Sequel, is a six-track covers EP with songs by Bonnie Raitt, The Pointer Sisters and Carole King, among others.
1. Good Together
2. Dance With a Stranger
3. Far Gone
4. Get Around
5. Help Is On The Way
6. Walking Uphill
7. Better Not Tell You
8. Seats At The Bar
9. Twenty-Five
10. Party On the Roof
11. Set Sail (Prometheus & Eros)
June 27—Ottawa, ON—Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 28—Toronto, ON—Toronto Jazz Festival—History (SOLD OUT)
June 29—Saratoga Springs, NY—Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival
July 2—Nantucket, MA—The Chicken Box (SOLD OUT)
July 3—Nantucket, MA—The Chicken Box (SOLD OUT)
July 6—Marshfield, MA—Levitate Music And Arts Festival
July 7—Lafayette, NY—Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards
July 9—Cleveland, OH—TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic
July 10—Interlochen, MI—Interlochen Center
for the Arts, Kresge Auditorium
July 12—Indianapolis, IN—Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park
July 13—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater
July 14—Cincinnati, OH—Andrew J Brady Music Center
July 16—St. Louis, MO—St. Louis Music Park
July 17—Bentonville, AR—The Momentary
July 19—Dillon, CO—Dillon Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
July 21—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
July 23—Salt Lake City, UT—Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series (SOLD OUT)
July 26—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
July 27—Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theatre (SOLD OUT)
July 28—Berkeley, CA—The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
July 30—Ketchum, ID—Sun Valley Center for the Arts
August 1—Vancouver, BC—Orpheum Theatre
August 2—Troutdale, OR—McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre
August 3—Seattle, WA—Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery (SOLD OUT)
August 4—Seattle, WA— Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
August 17—Portland, ME—Thompson’s Point (SOLD OUT)
August 18—Portland, ME—Thompson’s Point
September 13—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 14—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
September 15—Philadelphia, PA—The Mann
September 17—Buffalo, NY—Terminal B at the Outer Harbor
September 19—Shelburne, VT—The Green At Shelburne Museum (SOLD OUT)
September 20—Shelburne, VT—The Green At Shelburne Museum (SOLD OUT)
September 21—Hammondsport, NY—The Pavilion At Point Of The Bluff Vineyards
September 23—Grand Rapids, MI—20 Monroe Live
September 24—Madison, WI—Breese Stevens Field
September 26—Chicago, IL—The Salt Shed
September 27—Chicago, IL—The Salt Shed (SOLD OUT)
September 28—Minneapolis, MN—Surly Brewing Festival Field
September 30—Columbus, OH—KEMBA Live! Outdoor
October 1—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE
October 2—Richmond, VA—Maymont
October 4—Raleigh, NC—Red Hat Amphitheater
October 5—Charlotte, NC—Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 6—North Charleston, SC—Firefly Distillery
October 8—Asheville, NC—Rabbit Rabbit
October 10—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern
October 11—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern (SOLD OUT)
October 12—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern