Press photo, credit: Paige Sara 
St. Paul & The Broken Bones will bring their legendary live show to venues across North America this fall. The run of dates finds the southern octet playing Chicago’s Riviera Theater, New York’s Capitol Theatre, Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theatre, Austin’s The Paramount and more. The tour will include support from special guests Abraham AlexanderY La Bamba and Maggie Rose. See below for full tour routing.
Tickets will be available for presale Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 A.M. local time and Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 A.M. local time ahead of the general on-sale starting FridayMay 5 at 10:00 A.M. local time. See here for additional information and to purchase tickets.
The upcoming performances celebrate St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ acclaimed album Angels In Science Fiction, out now on ATO Records. Produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, John Prine, Elvis Presley) and recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, Angels In Science Fiction was written in the span of a few weeks after bandleader Paul Janeway learned that his wife was pregnant with their daughter, Marigold. Following the examples set by greats like Aristotle, William James and John Steinbeck, Janeway penned the album as a series of letters to his then-unborn daughter; listen here.
Praise for Angels In Science Fiction
“Some very sweet and very tender moments on it, but also, a little moody in places, you know, the world isn’t always beautiful, you gotta keep it real even for your kids…a great record.”—NPR All Songs Considered
“…they have abandoned the bluesy Southern soul that brought them national attention on their 2014 debut, gradually but resolutely striding into an edgier, indie approach. Three subsequent releases included touches of psychedelia with nods to experimental, sonic, and lyrically challenging territory…This one moves the needle even further.”—American Songwriter
“Thematically deeply personal, the 12-track album reflects…vulnerability through its nuanced musicality as well. While maintaining some of the R&B and experimental sounds of previous records, Angels in Science Fiction also captures musical moments of quietude and subtlety.”
No Depression
“These songs have tender themes, reflected in the overall gentle sound of the record. Building on the sound of St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ 2022 album, The Alien Coast, the music on this record is lovely and lilting, moving, and melancholic.”—PopMatters
“The album is unequivocally emotionally rich, with most songs building to vibrant climaxes after mellow beginnings…terrific vocals from Janeway.”—Glide
Founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 2011, St. Paul & The Broken Bones consists of Paul Janeway (vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone) and Amari Ansari (saxophone). The eight-piece ensemble burst into the world with their 2014 debutHalf the City, establishing a sound that quickly became a calling card and landing the band a slew of major festivals including Lollapalooza, Coachella and Glastonbury. Critical praise from The New York TimesRolling StoneSPIN and NPR followed, leading to shared stages with some of the world’s biggest artists—Elton John and The Rolling Stones among them—and launching an impressive run of headlining tours behind what Esquire touted as a “potent live show that knocks audiences on their ass.”
The group has continued to expand their sound with every record, branching out well beyond old-school soul into sleek summertime funk and classic disco on albums like 2018’s Young Sick Camellia. Their latest LP, Angels In Science Fiction, stretches their limbs further afield, building on the shadowy psychedelia and intricate, experimental R&B of 2022’s The Alien Coast. The new record finds Janeway at his very best. With Angels In Science Fiction, St. Paul & The Broken Bones have crafted their most moving, comprehensive work—spanning their entire sonic and emotional scope.
Album art
1. Chelsea
2. City Federal Building
3. Magnolia Trees
4. Sea Star
5. Heat Lightning
6. Angels In Science Fiction
7. Wolf in Rabbit Clothes
8. South Dakota
9. Oporto-Madrid Blvd
10. Lonely Love Song
11. Easter Bunny
12. Marigold
May 20-21—Knoxville, TN—Southern Skies Festival
May 21—Greenville, SC—Peace Center Concert Hall
May 23—Augusta, GA—Miller Theatre
May 25—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
May 25-28—Cumberland, MD—DelFest
May 25-28—Martinsville, VA—Rooster Walk 13
June 10—New York, NY—SummerStage in Central Park
June 17-18—Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival
June 18—Napa, CA—Blue Note Summer Sessions
June 23—Greenfield, MA—Green River Festival
June 25—Saratoga Springs, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 8—Saskatoon, Canada—Sasktek Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
July 9—Calgary, AB—Calgary Stampede
July 23—Stuttgart, Germany—Jazz Open Stuttgart
August 11—Telluride, CO—Telluride Jazz Festival 2023
August 17—Minneapolis, MN— Bauhaus Brew Labs
August 25—Tisbury, MA—Beach Road Weekend
September 23—Louisville, KY—Old Forester’s Paristown Hall*
September 24—Bloomington, IL—Castle Theatre*
September 26—Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theater*
September 27—Kalamazoo, MI—State Theater*
September 29—Chicago, IL—Riviera Theater*
September 30—Milwaukee, WI—Pabst Theater*
October 1—Detroit, MI—Royal Oak Music Theatre*
October 3—Toronto, ON—Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
October 5—Boston, MA—Emerson Colonial Theatre†
October 6—Montclair, NJ—Wellmont Theater†
October 7—Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theatre†
October 9—Huntington, NY—The Paramount†
October 10—Washington, D.C.—Warner Theatre†
October 11—Durham, NC—Carolina Theatre†
October 13—Charlotte, NC—Knight Theater†
October 14—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall†
October 29—Pelham, TN—The Caverns‡
October 30—Memphis, TN—Minglewood Hall‡
October 31—Wichita, KS—Wave‡
November 2—Dallas, TX—Majestic Theatre‡
November 3—Austin, TX—Paramount Theatre‡
November 4—Austin, TX—Paramount Theatre‡
November 6—Tuscon, AZ—Fox Theatre‡
November 8—San Diego, CA—The Magnolia‡
November 10—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theater‡
November 13—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom‡
November 14—Vancouver, BC—Vogue Theatre‡
November 15—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre‡
November 17—Salt Lake City, UT—Capitol Theater‡
November 18—Denver, CO—Ellie Caulkens Opera House‡
November 19—Aspen, CO—Belly Up Aspen‡
November 20—Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Civic Center‡
*with Abraham Alexander
†with Y La Bamba
‡with Maggie Rose


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