American Aquarium bring "Things Change" to Europe, starting next week
In the lush tobacco fields of North Carolina where BJ Barham was raised, people work hard. Families stay nearby, toiling and growing together. BJ loves those farms and his tiny Reidsville hometown, but he had to run off and start American Aquarium, a band now beloved by thousands. BJ couldn’t stay. But he couldn’t really leave, either: he’s still singing about the lessons, stories, and lives that define rural America - and him. American Aquarium’s seventh studio album Things Change offers the band’s finest collection of folk-infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ’s signature storytelling - always deeply personal but also instantly relatable - the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope.
BJ’s candor has fueled American Aquarium’s runaway appeal, visible most clearly in consistently sold-out shows across the country and throughout Europe – between 200 and 250 dates a year. In October and November the band will tour throughout Europe.
Featuring a new band lineup that includes Shane Boeker on lead guitar, drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel and electric guitar, as well as a reinvigorated frontman in BJ, Things Change is American Aquarium’s first release on a label after selling thousands of records on their own. Things Change is out on New West Records.
19/10: Drachten (NL) @ Iduna º
20/10: Utrecht (NL) @ Ramblin Roots
21/10: Arnhem (NL) @ Luxor Live º
22/10: Amen (NL) @ Café de Amer
23/10: Esbjerg (DK) @ Tobakken º
24/10: Falkenberg (SWE) @ Tryckhallen º
25/10: Malmö (SWE) @ Folk å Rock º
26/10: Odense (DK) @ Posten Live º
27/10: Altlandsberg (DE) @ The Buchholz Saloon º
28/10: Cologne (DE) @ Die Kantine º
30/10: Bristol (UK) @ Louisiana º
31/10: Manchester (UK) @ Night and Day º
01/11: London (UK) @ Borderline º
02/11: Vlaardingen (NL) @ Kroepoekfabriek º
03/11: Groningen (NL) @ Take Root
04/11: Heerlen (NL) @ Nieuwe Nor #
º w/ Anthony D’Amato
# w/ Becca Mancari