J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS
REDDIT AMA ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 AT 1PM EST’DESTROYERS OF THE SOFT LIVE’
TOUR STARTS FRIDAY IN BOSTON
SUPPORT FROM POST ANIMAL & FUTUREBIRDS
New York, NY (January 23, 2018) – This week, J. Roddy Walston and the Business hit the road in support of their fourth studio album, Destroyers of the Soft Life, released in fall 2017 via ATO Records. Before they hit the road, Rod is doing a Reddit AMA for fans to ask him about his music, songwriting process, life on the road as a dad… anything.
Destroyers of the Soft Life is full of melodic songwriting with sharp observations about American culture and has received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, American Songwriter, Uproxx, CLASH and more. During the recording, Walston became a father for the first time, inspiring lyrics that take an unflinching look at family dynamics and parental motivations.
The album is co-produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Father John Misty.) Destroyers of the Soft Life brings a brighter, more nuanced sound that teased out the band’s latent pop sensibilities without skimping on energy or attitude.
The ‘Destroyers of the Soft Live’ tour starts on Friday in Boston with stops in Philly, Chicago, Cleveland, NYC, Tempe, Pittsburgh and more with a mid-run jaunt to Punta Cana for My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday and ending at Bottlerock in Napa. A full list of tour dates can be found below with more to come for the summer.
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“A massive record, one that would transform their raucous, Southern barroom boogie into anthemic arena rock, brimming with vocal hooks and sporting crystalline production to match.”
“The Baltimore quartet has added a dose of anthemic drive to their soaring song structures and sing-along melodies”
J. Roddy Walston and the Business Dates:
Jan 26 – Boston, MA – Royale *
Jan 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Xfinity Live!
Jan 29 – Toronto, Canada – Velvet Underground *
Jan 31 – Lansing, MI – The Loft *
Feb 02 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Feb 03 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
Feb 05 – Harrisburg, PA – Appalachian Brewing *
Feb 07 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
Feb 08 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club *
Feb 23 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson **
Mar 02 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday
Mar16 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Mar 20 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Mar 25 – Tempe, AZ – Innings Festival
Mar 28 – Fayetteville, AR – Georg’s Majestic Lounge
Mar 30 – Fort Wayne, IN – Brass Rail
Mar 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
May 27 – Napa, CA – Bottlerock Festival
* w/ Post Animal
** w/ Futurebirds