Massachusetts-based American Roots Rock quintet Daemon Chili is hitting the road this summer in support of their sophomore album released earlier this year, titled Mercy of the Sea.
Their 10-city tour is set to start June 3 in New Hampshire before trekking though New York with two stops in Saranac Lake and Syracuse following shortly after. Their tour wraps up at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City on Oct. 8.
Daemon Chili is made up of five members including singer Michael Dion (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) formerly of Hot Day at the Zoo, Steve Benson (pedal steel, electric mandolin), Jason Moretti (lead guitar), Jay Breen (drums) and Jason Samiagio (bass). The group formed in the fall of 2013 and quickly hit the studio to begin recording. Their first album, titled Rise Up, was released in 2014 to great reviews of their transition from acoustic string band to a roots rock force.
Mercy of the Sea details provided by the bands website:
The band’s second album, Mercy of the Sea (2016), is Daemon Chili’s first official full-length studio effort, which peaked out at number 5 on the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. This album marks the band’s unquestionable metamorphosis into a musical outfit that truly defies genre categorization. The album also features a myriad of additional musicians whose talents help to round out a sophisticated musical juggernaut that heaves up-and-down with purpose and intention. The lineup includes Max Chase (Amulus) on keys; Nick Heys (Hot Day at the Zoo) on piano; Seth Bailin, Mike Kaskiewicz, Alex Allman (The Party Band) on horns; and Jes Sheldon (The Lightkeepers) on backing vocals.
June 3 – Manchester, NH @ Shaskeen
June 17 – Saranac Lake, NY @ The Waterhole
June 18 – Syracuse, NY @ Funk N Waffles Downtown
June 23 – Portsmouth, NH @ Thirsty Moose
July 1 – Peterborough, NH @ Harlow’s Pub
July 30 – Lowell, MA @ Dudley’s
Aug 12 – Worceter, MA @ Beatnik’s
Aug 22 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Players’ Ring
Aug 26 – Waterville, ME @ Mainely Brews
Aug 27 – Old Town, ME @ The Boomhouse
Oct 8 – New York, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery