Trampled by Turtles announce new album, tour

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Fiery Duluth-based bluegrass quintet Trampled by Turtles are set to release their fifth studio album, Palomino, on April 13. To prepare for the release, the band is streaming the first track, "Wait So Long," on their website, and from the sounds of the track, their newest album might be their most expertly produced and crispest-sounding record yet. The song builds from a somewhat sparse ballad to a barn-burning, constantly accelerating amalgamation of screeching fiddles and banjo fingerpicking, and lead singer Dave Simonett's voice rings out clear above the mayhem.

Simonett also produced and wrote most of Palomino, which will be the Turtles' first nationally-backed release (via Thirty Tigers/RED). They've also planned a corresponding national tour, which includes a two-night stop at First Avenue in early April.

Trampled by Turtles tour dates:

FR Feb 12 | Busters | Mankato, MN
SA Feb 13 | Nutty's North | Sioux Falls, SD
WE Feb 24 |House of Rock | Eau Claire, WI
TH Feb 25 | DG's Taphouse | Ames, IA
FR Feb 26 | Iowa City Yacht Club | Iowa City, IA
SA Feb 27 | Headliner's | Louisville, KY
FR Mar 5 | The Venue @ The Hub | Fargo, ND
FR Mar 12 | The Bottleneck | Lawrence, KS
SA Mar 13 | Blueberry Hill | St. Louis, MO
SU Mar 14 | The Fly | Tulsa, OK
Mar 17 - 20 | SXSW | Austin, TX
WE Mar 24 | Southgate House | Newport, KY
TH Mar 25 | Radio Radio |Indianpolis, IN
TH Apr 8 | Double Door | Chicago, IL
FR Apr 9 | First Avenue | Minneapolis, MN
SA Apr 10 | First Avenue | Minneapolis, MN

SU Apr 11 | High Noon| Madison, WI
TH Apr 15 | Elks Ballroom | Missoula, MT
FR Apr 16 | Wonder Ballroom | Portland, OR
SA Apr 17 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA
TU Apr 20 | Independent | San Francisco, CA
WE Apr 21 | Moe's | Santa Cruz, CA
SA Apr 24 |Stagecoach Festival | Indio, CA
WE May 12 | Hodi's | Fort Collins, CO
TH May 13 | Belly Up | Aspen, CO
FR May 14 | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO
FR May 28 | Delfest | Cumberland, MD
FR June 4 | Wakarusa Festival | Ozark, AR

Here's a short video that shows Trampled by Turtles working on Palomino last fall at the Realphonic Studios in Minneapolis:



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