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Lost in the Trees Announce Fall Tour

Lost in the Trees are embarking on a headlining North American tour this fall in continued support of their acclaimed album A Church That Fits Our Needs, which the Los Angeles Times called “stunningly gorgeous”.

Beginning in Knoxville, TN on October 9th, Lost in the Trees will be joined by Durham, NC folk quartet Midtown Dickens for the entirety of the tour, as well as Dana Buoy (of the acclaimed psych-rock heroes, Akron/Family) on the west coast.  The group will also join the lineup of The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival on October 6th in Pittsboro, NC and City Arts Festival in Seattle, WA on October 20th.

In addition, Lost in the Trees will be performing a very special show at Duke University on Friday, December 7th at The Reynolds Industries Theatre as part of the acclaimed Duke Performances 2012 season. Lost in the Trees will be joined by a chamber orchestra — 12 strings, harp, piano, and percussion — to fully realize the band’s arrangements in an ample, resonant hall.

Lost in the Trees is an inventive ensemble from Chapel Hill, North Carolina helmed by composer and songwriter Ari Picker. The band merges the dramatic symphonic elements of classical music with the accessibility of American folk and modern pop, creating a sound that is simultaneously intimate and sonically ambitious. A Church That Fits Our Needs is a work of vaulting ambition, a cathedral built on loss and transformation. In 2009 Picker lost his mother, an artist in her own right, when she took her own life. With the new record he set about transforming the events into a musical tribute. While this might sound like a somber affair, it is anything but. The group utilizes rhythm as its own emotional language, never losing the propulsive inevitability and vitality of great rock and roll.


Sat 10/6 Pittsboro, NC  Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
Tue 10/9 Knoxville, TN  Pilot Light*
Wed 10/10 Bloomington, IN  The Bishop*
Thu 10/11 St. Louis, MO  Duck Room at Blueberry Hill*
Fri 10/12 Madison, WI  Der Rathskeller*
Sat 10/13 Chicago, IL  Lincoln Hall*
Sun 10/14 Minneapolis, MN  7th Street Entry*
Tue 10/16 Omaha, NE  Slowdown*
Wed 10/17 Denver, CO  Hi Dive*
Thu 10/18 Salt Lake City, UT  The State Room*
Fri 10/19 Boise, ID  Neurolux*
Sat 10/20 Seattle, WA  Crocodile (City Arts Festival)*#^
Sun 10/21 Portland, OR  Doug Fir*#
Tue 10/23 Arcata, CA  Arcata Playhouse*#
Wed 10/24 San Francisco, CA  Bottom of the Hill*#
Fri 10/26 Los Angeles, CA  First Unitarian Church*#
Sat 10/27 San Diego, CA  Soda Bar*
Sun 10/28 Tucson, AZ  Club Congress*
Tue 10/30 Austin, TX  Mohawk*
Thu 11/1 Baton Rouge, LA  Spanish Moon*
Fri 11/2 New Orleans, LA  One Eyed Jack’s*
Sat 11/3 Atlanta, GA  The Earl*
Mon 11/5 Washington DC  Black Cat*
Tue 11/6 Ithaca, NY  The Haunt*
Wed 11/7 Boston, MA  Brighton Music Hall*
Thu 11/8 Stony Brook, NY  Stony Brook University*
Fri 11/9 York, PA  Strand – Capitol Performing Arts Center*

*with Midtown Dickens
#with Dana Buoy
^with Horse Feathers