Los Angeles, CA – August 8, 2017 – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul have announced details of their anticipated North American headline tour. The “Soulfire Tour 2017” begins September 23rd at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and then travels North America through late October. The tour will be preceded by a very special co-headline appearance at the upcoming Laid Back Festival – a tribute show to Gregg Allman that includes Jackson Browne and Peter Wolf — set for Thursday, September 21st, at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center. Citi® is the official credit card of the “Soulfire Tour 2017.”
Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of the “Soulfire Tour 2017”. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, August 8th at 10 AM local time until Friday, August 11th at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit littlesteven.com.
“A Master class in full-bodied soul. Six out of six stars” – Gaffa
“A keen student of rock and roll, this was Van Zandt offering up a master class of all the different aspects of the music he loves. Soul, funk, doo-wop – even reggae – all formed part of the set. If Phil Spector had broadened his horizons further, this would be the end product. It was a massive, multi-layered, sensory experience, which tugged at the heartstrings one moment and left you grinning from ear to ear at the next. If you could put it on prescription, the world would be a much happier place!” – Lancashire Telegraph
LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL: SOULFIRE TOUR 2017 NORTH AMERICA
21 – Holmdel, NJ – Laid Back Festival #
23 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol
25 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater *
27 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theater
29 – Boston, MA – The Orpheum
1 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
2 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
4 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
6 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
9 – Toronto, ON -Danforth Music Hall
13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
15 – Seattle WA – Showbox SODO *
18 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys
19 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
22 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory *
24 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center
26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live *
# Festival Appearance
* Presale tickets available through www.citiprivatepass.com
The “Soulfire Tour 2017” celebrates the recent release of Little Steven’s sensational new solo album, SOULFIRE, available now via Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe. The album is available as CD, digital download, and 180-gram black vinyl, the latter presented as a double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with the music on Sides 1-3 and a unique etching of Little Steven on Side 4.
SOULFIRE is Stevie Van Zandt’s first solo album in close to two decades and without question his purest and most uniquely personal artistic statement thus far. The album sees the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer revisiting songs that span the length of his career as artist, performer, producer, arranger, and songwriter, focusing directly on the hugely influential “soul horns-meet-rock ‘n’ roll guitars” approach he first pioneered on Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes’ classic first three albums.
SOULFIRE has quickly drawn rapturous applause from fans and critics alike, with Rolling Stone declaring, “Rock’s ultimate sideman reclaims the Jersey Shore sound he helped invent.” “Cynicism, irony and cultivated hip detachment have taken their toll on rock ‘n’ roll,” raved USA Today. “With SOULFIRE, Van Zandt aims to blow all that out and lead listeners back to its more passionate essence.” “It’s hard to imagine a more joyous and revelatory contemporary blue-eyed soul recording,” enthused American Songwriter. “The appropriately titled SOULFIRE is a tough, tight and clearly inspired project as well as a most welcome return from the musical shadows for Steven Van Zandt.” SOULFIRE “hearkens back to Van Zandt’s classic first solo album of gritty, greasy, horn-accented ’60s-style rock and soul,” noted Billboard, while Paste proclaimed, “Rockier than Motown or the Sound of Philadelphia, this a joyous invitation to live and love.”
SOULFIRE was arranged and produced by Van Zandt at his own Renegade Studios in New York City. He is of course known around the world for his utterly personal songwriting and an ambitious adventurousness that has fueled much of his creative output these past two decades. In addition to his ongoing role as a touring and recording member of The E Street Band, Van Zandt has also expanded his artistic parameters to include landmark work as an actor on The Sopranos and Lilyhammer as well as host, historian, and rock ‘n’ roll advocate on Sirius XM’s one-and-only “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” (not to mention creator of Sirius XM’s long-running “Outlaw Country” format). Van Zandt has also expanding his musical boundaries to include composing the score for all three seasons of Lilyhammer and additional work as producer and songwriter, lending his distinctive craft to records from an array of international garage rockers.
Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul made their long awaited live return last October at London’s BluesFest 2016. Van Zandt will return to Europe this fall for an additional leg of the “Soulfire Tour 2017,” with multiple stops slated for England, Scotland, Germany, The Netherlands, and Spain.