Review:: In Currents | The Early November
This is a monumental day.
The day itself is far from extraordinary, but here’s the thing: I’m listening to a new record from The Early November. It’s not important because I’m listening to it, I’m not conceited like that, but because it’s even here. That alone is incredible.
Here’s the current situation. I’m sitting at my computer, and I haven’t hit play yet. The list of twelve titles sits on the screen beneath this window as I think about the life I’ve had with this band. The first time I heard The Early November was an acoustic version of “Ever So Sweet” in 2004 on the bus on the way to a track meet, and for the next year, I listened religiously, hoping for a chance that they’d play my town. In August of ’06, a few weeks after becoming enthralled by The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path, they announced tour dates.
September 29th, a headlining show with Valencia and Steel Train at Revolution Hall. Finally. However, the joy wouldn’t last. The show, along with the rest of the tour, ended up being cancelled; not too big of a deal. Six months later, the band announced their hiatus; much bigger of a deal.
Two summers later, Cute Is What We Aim For brought Ace Enders as an opening act for their tour, and booked that same venue. Enders closed with an acoustic version of “Ever So Sweet,” things came sort of full circle, and the venue closed the next year.
Pressing play. Sorry for the wait.
Where’s the Band Tour.
You can buy tickets here.
1.19 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
1.20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
1.21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
1.22 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
1.24 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
1.25 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
1.26 - St. Augustine, FL @ Cafe 11
1.27 - Gainesville, FL @ Double Down
1.28 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
1.29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Hell Stage
1.31 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
2.1 - Austin, TX @ Antone’s
2.3 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
2.4 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
2.5 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour*
2.7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater*
2.8 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
2.9 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
2.10 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
2.11 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
* - With Dustin Kensrue of Thrice
The Early November(@theearlynov)’s second reunion show was originally set to have Hit The Lights, The Dangerous Summer, and Young Statues open. However, since The Dangerous Summer has dropped off the show, it’s been confirmed that A Great Big Pile of Leaves will be replacing them.
NEW: The Early November reunion show.
“A couple weeks ago, the members of the Early November met at a diner and sat at the same table where we decided to stop being a band over four years ago,” says guitarist/keyboardist Joseph Marro. “It took just a few minutes to decide that there’s nothing we wanted to do more right now than to play a show. We missed each other, and we missed the people who cared about the band. Booked around all of our very different schedules and without any other commitments, we are very excited to be the Early November again on September 10th.”