N.B.: Unfortunately, due to logistical issues, this tour has been canceled. Stay tuned for possible future dates.

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Fri Nov 21, 2014 – St. Louis, MO :: Billiken Club
Sat Nov 22, 2014 – Grinnell, IA :: Gardner Lounge – Grinnell College
Sun Nov 23, 2014 – Chicago, IL :: Lincoln Hall
Mon Nov 24, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN :: Cedar Cultural Center
Fri Nov 28, 2014 – Seattle, WA :: Tractor Tavern

Tickets on sale Friday, Oct 26

Sun Dec 7, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA :: Boot & Saddle
Tue Dec 9, 2014 – Washington, DC :: The Hamilton
Wed Dec 10, 2014 – New York, NY :: Bowery Ballroom
Thu Dec 11, 2014 – Boston, MA :: Great Scott

Additional tour information can be found at the Billions website here.

We are delighted to join Lavender Country and Billions in announcing more Lavender Country live performance dates for the fall of 2014, their first tour in forty years. In addition to the previously announced dates, the band will be playing PhiladelphiaWashington, DCNew York, and Boston.

You may already be familiar with fearless first-generation gay liberation activist, singer, and songwriter Patrick Haggerty through our reissue of Lavender Country’s 1973 debut album and the subsequent chorus of critical acclaim from NPRThe GuardianPitchforkMOJOthe CBCThe Boston GlobeLibérationUncutOutNewstalkGrantland, and many others. Recognized as the first openly gay country albumLavender Country is at once a scathing indictment of the injustices perpetrated on the homosexual community, a proud proclamation of gay identity, and a love letter of bracing intimacy and eroticism. Forty years later, the ten revolutionary gay anthems it contains continue to shake listeners out of their complacency, memorializing the struggle for gay liberation with humor and heartache.

Since reissuing Lavender Country’s self-titled 1973 LP, we have been humbled and overjoyed by the positive response to this landmark work. An initial reunion show in March in Los Angeles left the audience spellbound. Now it’s time for us to take a back seat and let Patrick and his band share their energy and experiences live during this series of historic concerts and storytelling sessions.

We hope you’ll consider covering this exciting next chapter in Patrick’s story and joining him and his band at one of these shows!

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