Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Announce Final Leg of The Roar Tour (@gracepotter)


The cumulative effects of years of constant touring and the commensurate building of a loyal base one fan at a time have begun to pay off big for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. During the most recent leg of their Roar Tour, these road warriors, who have grown into a formidable live band during a near-decade of crisscrossing the country, consistently sold out shows, having to add multiple nights in several cities to meet the demand. The tour, which will continue through September, is quickly turning into one of the summer’s hottest tickets. “This is the final leg, and we’re gonna go out with a f—in’ bang,” Grace promises.

To satisfy an ever-growing demand, Grace is inviting fans to make their song requests for every date this summer by tweeting @gracepotter using #GPNsetlists, along with #city.

GPN’s headlining dates, interspersed with runs of shows with their friends Dave Matthews Band and the Avett Brothers, will be bookended by a series of what promise to be memorable concerts with bona fide Hall of Famers. Robert Plant has selected the band to accompany him and his group the Sensational Space Shifters on a West Coast swing starting June 26 at the Shrine in L.A., and in September they’ll join the Allman Brothers Band for multiple dates on the East Coast.

“We’ve toured with Dave all the way back to our early days, and we just came back from a European tour with the Avetts,” Grace points out. “We’ve collaborated extensively with Derek and Warren [Trucks and Haynes, respectively, who do double duty in the Allman Brothers band and their own groups] over the years. These are our friends—people we’ve continued to circle with—and we’re all still at it.”

“This will be a good little run,” Gregg Allman said of the scintillating bill. “We’ve been listening to a lot of Grace’s stuff, so I imagine we’re going to have a bunch of fun together.”

Plant’s interest was piqued when he saw an as yet unreleased live-performance video of “The Lion The Beast The Beat” by award-winning director Shaun Silva. He was sufficiently intrigued to rise early just after arriving in Australia to catch GPN’s opening set at the West Coast Blues N’ Roots Festival in Fremantle, 10 hours before his own headlining performance, unbeknownst to the band. Soon after they left the stage, the legendary artist’s emissary approached them and said, to their astonishment, “Mr. Plant requests an audience with you.” During the hour they spent together, the band and Plant bonded, and soon thereafter they received an invitation to join him on the road.

The band will come full circle when they return to their home state of Vermont for the third edition of GPN’s own festival, Grand Point North, in Burlington on Sept. 14-15. Haynes’ Govt Mule, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue , Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, City and Colour, Felice Brothers and Shovels & Rope and are among the acts confirmed for what promises to be another glorious end-of-summer weekend on the shores of Lake Champlain.

For more information and the full Grand Point North line-up, go to:

“This is the year when Grand Point North is gonna stake its claim as one of the must-see festivals,” Grace asserts. “I’m already feeling the momentum. It’s gratifying to have created a destination festival in a picturesque city overlooking the Adirondacks and know that people are coming no matter who’s playing. Grand Point North is one of those festivals that’s going to endure, not based on massive numbers—we’re always going to keep it human-scaled—but because people know it’s going to be a spirited event that you can’t experience anywhere else.”

GPN tour dates and venues:

  *May 30 Fort Smith, AR Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden  
    May 31 Austin, TX Tower Amphitheater w/ The Avett Brothers
   *June 1 Dallas, TX KXT’s Summer Cut – The Happy Funtime Fest  
  *June 2 Houston, TX Eleanor Tinsley Park – Free Press Summer Festival  
**June 5 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre  
**June 6 San Diego, CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay  
**June 7 Pomona, CA Fox Theatre  
**June 8 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Beach  
**June 13 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre  
    June 14 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band
    June 15 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre co-headlining  w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band
**June 16 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden  
**June 21 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre  
**June 22 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom  
**June 23 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom  
**June 24 Jacksonville, OR Britt Festival  
     June 26 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium w/ Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters
     June 28 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl w/ Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters
     June 29 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre w/ Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters
     July 4 Philadelphia, PA Philly Fourth of July Jam Grace w/ The Roots
     July 5 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre w/ Dave Matthews Band
     July 6 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre w/ Dave Matthews Band
   *July 8 Ottawa, ONT RBC Bluesfest  
     July 9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre w/ Dave Matthews Band
     July 10 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/ Dave Matthews Band
**July 11 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove  
     July 12 Minneapolis, MN Basilica Block Party  
**July 13 Davenport, IA Adler Theatre  
   *July 14 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival  
     July 19 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Outer Harbor w/ Tragically Hip
   *July 20 Thornville, OH All Good Festival  
 **July 21 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amphitheater  
 **July 25 Cooperstown, NY Brewery Ommemgang  
     July 26 Canandaigua, NY Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center w/ The Avett Brothers
   *July 27 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes  
 **Aug. 15 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap  
   *Aug. 16 Scranton, PA Peach Music Festival  
   *Aug. 17 Cockeysville, MD Hot August Blues  
 **Aug. 19 Lenox, MA Tanglewood Performing Arts Center  
   *Aug. 30  Snowmass Village, CO Jazz Aspen  
     Sept. 2 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/The Allman Brothers Band
     Sept. 4 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live w/The Allman Brothers Band
     Sept. 6 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center w/The Allman Brothers Band
     Sept. 7 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater w/The Allman Brothers Band
***Sept. 14 Burlington, VT Grand Point North Festival  
***Sept. 15 Burlington, VT Grand Point North Festival  
  *Sept. 20 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio 2013  
   *Sept. 27 Nashville, TN Southern Ground Music & Food Festival  

More dates to be announced.  Check the GPN website and facebook for more show announcements in the coming days


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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.