Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble The Suffers have kicked off their 2015 American Tour! The band is set to hit 40+ cities along the way, with appearances at Neon Desert Music Festival, Free Press Summer Fest, Pemberton Music Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Landmark Music Festival & Austin City Limits. The Suffers recently made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman, playing “Gwan,” which originally released off of their new Make Some Room EP in January. Watch The Suffers perform “Gwan” on Late Show With David Letterman, here: http://bit.ly/SuffersOnLetterman. For further information on The Suffers and their 2015 American Tour, please visit: www.TheSuffers.com.
Established in 2011, The Suffers’ lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo,guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose “Chapy” Luna, and drummer/vocalistNick Zamora. Jazz saxophonist Cory Wilson and guitarist/vocalist Alex Zamora filled out the rhythm section, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.
In a short time, the band has progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at Hangout Music Festival 2015, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2014, SXSW 2015, Dallas’ Index and Homegrown Festivals, Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival, Untapped Festival, and CMJ Music Marathon 2014. The Suffers have since joined the ranks of Red Bull Sound Select and have remained a local favorite, accepting eleven Houston Press Music Awards in three years.
5/23 – El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Music Festival
5/25 – San Antonio, TX @ Echale Festival
5/27 – Lafayette, LA @ Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series
5/28 – Arlington, TX @ Levitt Pavilion Arlington
6/6-6/7 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Festival
6/10 – Memphis, TN @ Lafayette’s Music Room
6/11 – Chattanooga, TN @ 2015 Riverbend Music Festival
6/12 – Greensburg, PA @ SummerSounds
6/13 – Cumberland, MD @ Canal Place LIVE!
6/15 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
6/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
6/19 – York, PA @ Kable House
6/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer – 2nd Annual MTWB Benefit Concert
6/21 – Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre
6/23 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live!
6/25 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin-Madison
6/26 – Green Bay, WI @ Near Water Concert Series
6/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 7th Street
7/1 – Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre
7/3-7/4 – Crested Butte, CO @ Crested Butte Music Festival
7/5 – Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Resort Blues, Brews, and BBQ
7/8 – Boise, ID @ Alive After Five Summer Concert Series
7/9 – Kent, WA @ Kent Summer Concert Series
7/11 -San Luis Obispo, CA @ Seven Sisters Festival
7/12 – Ukiah, CA @ Sundays In The Park
7/16 – Big Sky, MT @ Thursdays in the Square
7/16-7/19 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
7/21 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
7/23 – Victor, ID @ Music On Main Victor City Park!
7/25 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
7/29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Park Oval Lawn Series
8/1 – Cisco Grove, CA @ Guitarfish Festival
8/2 – Mammoth, CA @ Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
8/4 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
8/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
8/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
8/8 – Snowbird, UT @ Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Cool Air Concert Series
8/9 – Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Blues Brews and BBQ
8/13 – Austin, TX @ Shady Grove Restaurant KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove
8/14 – Chautauqua, NY @ Chautauqua Amphitheater
8/27 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack
8/28 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
8/28 – 8/29 Davenport, IA @ River Roots Live
9/4-9/6 – Utopia, TX @ Utopiafest
9/12 – Denver, CO @ Tour De Fat
9/13 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest Music Festival
9/18 – Asheville, NC @ Downtown After 5 Asheville
9/19-9/20 – Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
9/26-9/27 – Washington, DC @ Landmark Music Festival
10/2-10/4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)
The Suffers have officially released their new Make Some Room EP on January 20, 2015. Stream the EP on Consequence of Sound, here:http://bit.ly/1DItGXU. Purchase the EP on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/1C3drD0.