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Catch Sammy Rae & The Friends Live at Boston's Roadrunner, September 21 + live album!

Brooklyn-based ensemble Sammy Rae & The Friends are wrapping up an incredible summer, including their triumphant debut at Central Park SummerStage, appearing on the main stage of Bonnaroo to a packed crowd, and making their Billboard Chart Debut. With a few more festivals on the horizon, the band is preparing to launch their fall headline tour across North America on September 18 before heading to the UK and Europe in November.


Photo credit: Mia Aguirre

Last year’s fall headline tour saw Sammy Rae & The Friends playing some of their biggest shows to date, including two nights at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, Roadrunner in Boston and The Fillmore Theatre in both Philly and DC. The group’s energetic and communal shows are where they shine brightest and are not to be missed. Along the way, the band recorded their sets, and have now released a special live album: Sammy Rae & The Friends Live – The If It All Goes South To


In between tour dates, Sammy Rae & The Friends are working on anticipated new music, details TBA. The new songs will follow recent highlights, including the soul-infused “Closer To You” and last summer’s jazzy retro pop singles “If It All Goes South,” which was accompanied by a stellar music video starring Barbara Lochiatto, who first warmed viewers hearts as the widow looking for a second chance at love in Some Kind of Heaven – a critically acclaimed documentary produced by Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Jackie) and the New York Times and directed by Lance Oppenheim.

For as much as Sammy Rae & The Friends may be a band, this diverse collective of musicians, dreamers, and artists considers itself a family first. The group flourishes in any spotlight with a combination of all-for-one and one-for-all camaraderie, palpable chemistry, deft virtuosity, and vocal fireworks. Their sound is a mélange of Sammy’s influences, rooted in classic rock, folk, and funk and sprinkled with soul and jazz. Complete with a rhythm section, two saxophones, keyboards, and plenty of percussion, Sammy Rae & The Friends have delivered their high-energy, spirited, and unrestrained shows to sold-out audiences all over.


Full list of tour dates:

Sat, Aug 26 in Vineyard Haven, MA @ Beach Road Weekend Festival Sat, Sept 16 in East Aurora, NY @ Borderline Festival

Mon, Sept 18 in South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Tue, Sept 19 in South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Wed, Sept 20 in Portland, ME @ State Theatre Thur, Sept 21 in Boston, MA @ Roadrunner Sat, Sept 23 in Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Festival Sun, Sept 24 in Ithaca, NY@ State Theatre of Ithaca Tue, Sept 26 in Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Wed, Sept 27 in Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre Thur, Sept 28 in Toronto, ON @ HISTORY Sat, Sept 30 in Bridgeport, CT @ Sound on Sound Sun, Oct 1 in Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre Mon, Oct 2 in Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall Wed, Oct 4 in Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre Thur, Oct 5 in St Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre Fri, Oct 6 in Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre Sun, Oct 8 in Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre Tue, Oct 10 in Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot Wed, Oct 11 in Jackson, WY @ Center for the Arts Fri, Oct 13 in Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Sat, Oct 14 in Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo Sun, Oct 15 in Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Tue, Oct 17 in San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Wed, Oct 18 in Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo Thur, Oct 19 in San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Sat, Oct 21 in Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre Wed, Nov 8 in Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Thur, Nov 9 in Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje Fri, Nov 10 in Rotterdam, NL@ LantarenVenster Tue, Nov 14 in Paris, FR @ Bataclan Thur, Nov 16 in London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Fri, Nov 17 in Bristol, UK @ SWX Sat, Nov 18 in Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall Sun, Nov 19 in Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union Tue, Nov 21 in Cork, Ireland @ Cyprus Ave Wed, Nov 22 in Dublin, Ireland @ The Helix

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