The Handsome Family to release 20th anniversary edition of “Through The Trees”, announce their biggest UK tour to date.
For Brett and Rennie Sparks, 2018 is destined to be a big year. It marks 20 years since the release of The Handsome Family’s Through the Trees and Loose Music will be celebrating with a 20th Anniversary Edition to be released on March 9th. The band will be incorporating much of Through the Trees in an extensive forthcoming UK and European tour. There, the duo will be joined by drummer Jason Toth and multi-instrumentalist Alex MacMahon.
Who are The Handsome Family?
The Handsome Family consists of married couple Brett and Rennie Sparks. In 1993, they formed in Chicago, Illinois with past member Mike Werner. In 2001, the Sparks moved to New Mexico. They reached mainstream success in 2015 for Far from any Road from their album Singing Bones. The track was the theme song for the first season of the HBO drama series True Detective. The iconic title sequence and accompanying music instantly propelled the duo to fame, acquiring a new audience and a wealth of fans. Far From Any Road has been streamed over 50 million times and you can add to that total by listening to it below:
Both Brett and Rennie sing, but they perform different roles when it comes to instruments. Brett plays guitar, keyboards and writes the music while Rennie plays bass, banjo and writes the lyrics.
In 2016, the band released Unseen. The record and its lyrics explored the unseen stories of the people and places of the American West. It was greeted with rave reviews from the international press with Mojo declaring the it to be “The Handsome Family’s masterpiece”.
The best news of all this is that The Handsome Family is coming to Southampton on the 23rd of March. They’ll be performing at The Brook which is located on Portswood Road, just north of Sainsbury’s.
UK and EU Tour Dates
01/03 Mama Roux’s, Rainbow venues Birmingham, UK
02/03 The Sage Gateshead, Hall 2 Gateshead, UK
03/03 Leaf Liverpool, UK
04/03 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, UK
06/03 Tramshed Cardiff, UK
07/03 Exeter Phoenix Exeter, UK
08/03 The Trades club Hebden Bridge, UK
10/03 La Belle Angele Edinburgh, UK
11/03 O2 ABC Glasgow Glasgow, UK
12/03 The lemon tree Aberdeen, UK
13/03 Tolbooth Stirling, UK
15/03 Round Chapel London, UK
17/03 Howard Assembly room Leeds, UK
18/03 Plug Sheffield, UK
20/03 Waterfront Norwich, UK
21/03 The Junction Cambridge, UK
22/03 St George’s Bristol Bristol, UK
23/03 The Brook Southampton, UK
24/03 St George’s Church Brighton, UK
25/03 Quarterhouse Folkestone, UK
24/05 Forum Bielefeld Bielefeld, Germany
25/05 Zakk Club Dusseldorf, Germany
26/05 Cafe Glocksee Hannover, Germany
27/05 Lido Berlin, Germany
29/05 Beatpol Dresden, Germany
30/05 Alte Mälzerei Regensburg, Germany
31/05 WUK Vienna, Austria
02/06 The Great Räng Teng Teng Freiburg, Germany
03/06 El Lokal Zurich, Switzerland
05/06 Kulturzentrum franz.K Reutligen, Germany
06/06 Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg, Germany
07/06 Kesselhaus Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
09/06 Paradiso Noord Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/06 Atlas Aarhus, Denmark
12/06 Copenhagen Jazzhouse Copenhagen, Denmark
14/06 Unknown venue Oslo, Norway
15/06 Pustervik Gothenburg, Sweden
16/06 Mosebacke Sodra Teatern/ Stockholm, Sweden
Click here to see all the details about the tour and the prices for the tickets. Tickets are on now sale via http://loosemusic.com/live
Official Page: http://www.handsomefamily.com/