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The Tallest Man On Earth - Dark Bird Is Home coverDark Bird is Home begins in a way that feels very familiar to fans of The Tallest Man On Earth; an acoustic guitar and Kristian Matsson’s identifiably wistful tenor, pastoral landscapes and lyrics about overcoming hardships in life and love. He uses his voice to draw us into this narrative, which sounds like one side of a conversation, reassuring a troubled partner that “this is not the end,” even as they part ways. You almost forget about the orchestrated sound of “Sagres,” which opened our ears to the the more fleshed out sound of Dark Bird is Home, until the final phrase and the bands entrance. The instrumental coda is proof that Matsson’s new, band oriented musical direction, will support his heartfelt lyricism just as effectively as his past, more stripped down recordings.

The new album will be released on May 12 You can pre-order via Secretly Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store. (via)

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The Tallest Man On Earth will tour in support of his new album, and for the first time ever, he’s touring with a full band. Schedule as follows (complete details here)

05-13 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre *
05-14 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre *
05-16 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre *
05-18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #
05-19 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory #
05-21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater #
05-22 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst #
05-26 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre *
05-27 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *
05-28 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
05-29 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center *
05-31 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater *
06-01 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre #
06-03 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre #
06-19-21 Hilvareenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
06-19-21 Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-19-21 Munich, Germany – Southside Festival
06-23 London, England – Koko
06-24 Antwerp, Belgium – Openlucht Theater
06-25 Paris, France – Divan Du Monde
06-27-07-04 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
06-28-29 Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Lejon
06-30 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
07-02 Goteborg, Sweden – Pustervik
07-17-19 Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Festival
07-17-19 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
10-03 Oslo, Norway – Opera House !
10-04 Goteborg, Sweden – Konserthuset !
10-05 Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus !
10-06 Umea, Sweeden – Idun !
10-08 Linkoping, Sweden – Crusell !
10-09 Falun, Sweden – Magasinet !
10-10 Arhus, Denmark – Voxhall !
10-12 Cologne, Germany – E-Werk !
10-13 Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s !
10-14 Vienna, Austria – Arena !
10-15 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz !
10-16 Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus !
10-17 Paris, France – La Cigal !
10-19 London, England – Roundhouse !
10-20 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC !
10-21 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street !
10-23 Manchester, England – Albert Hall !
10-24 Bexhill, England – De La Warr !
10-25 Brussels, Belgium – AB !
10-27 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega !

*with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
#with Hiss Golden Messenger
! with Phil Cook

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Photo by Cameron Wittig