Brooklyn-based ensemble Sammy Rae and The Friends have announced they will embark on a fall headline tour, which includes a stop in Ithaca.
On Sept. 24, the band will perform at the State Theatre of Ithaca, five days after beginning their tour on Sept. 19. After the fall headline tour ends, the band will head back to the UK, where they will have a headline show in London.
More than a band, Sammy and The Friends are a family. The diverse group of performers flourishes in any environment with a combination of all-for-one and one-for-all camaraderie, palpable chemistry, deft virtuosity, and vocal fireworks. Their most recent singles include the soul-infused “Closer To You,” and last summer’s jazzy retro pop single “If It All Goes South.” The latter was accompanied by a music video starring Barbara Lochiatto, who appeared in Netflix’s 2020 documentary Some Kind of Heaven as a widow looking for love. Inspired by Lochiatto’s story, Sammy reached out to her to join the music video.
Prior to the fall tour, Sammy and The Friends are scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall on March 15, for the 18th annual Music Of fundraising performance, The Music of Paul McCartney. Other musicians scheduled to perform include Nancy Wilson, Lake Street Dive, Natalie Merchant, and more. The upcoming performance marks only the beginning of a jam-packed 2023 for the band.
Summer will keep the group busy, as well. On June 15, they will make their debut appearance at Central Park Summer Stage, shortly followed by another debut at the Bonnaroo on June 18. At the Green River Festival on June 24, the band is scheduled to headline.
If you’re interested in seeing Sammy Rae and Friends perform in Ithaca, tickets go on sale starting March 10.
Sammy Rae & The Friends Confirmed Tour Dates
Wed, Mar 15 New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall (The Music of Paul McCartney)
Thur, June 15 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
Sat, Jun 24 Franklin County Fairgrounds (Northampton, MA) @ Green River Festival
Sun, Jun 18 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Tue, Sept 19 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Wed, Sept 20 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Thur, Sept 21 Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
Sun, Sept 24 Ithaca, NY@ State Theatre of Ithaca
Tue, Sept 26 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Wed, Sept 27 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Thur, Sept 28 Toronto, ON @ HISTORY
Sat, Sept 30 Bridgeport, CT @ Sound on Sound
Sun, Oct 1 Millavale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
Mon, Oct 2 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Wed, Oct 4 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Thur, Oct 5 St Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Fri, Oct 6 Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre
Sun, Oct 8 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Tue, Oct 10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Wed, Oct 11 Jackson, WY @ Center for the Arts
Fri, Oct 13 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sat, Oct 14 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Sun, Oct 15 Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Tue, Oct 17 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Wed, Oct 18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
Thur, Oct 19 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Sat, Oct 21 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Thur, Nov 16 London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
Fri, Nov 17 Bristol, UK @ SWX
Sat, Nov 18 Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall
Sun, Nov 19 Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union
Watch Sammy and The Friends perform live at Brooklyn Steel.
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