The Waterboys have confirmed a full slate of dates across North America in the fall. After touring Canada with a featured stop in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Waterboys will return to the U.S. September 19th through October 29th to play 25 American cities. It is the band’s first U.S. tour in six years, and handily their biggest to date.
According to Mike Scott, "North America is just about my favorite place in the world to play and I’m thrilled that this year we’ll play more concerts there than any year of the Waterboys’ existence. Our Fall 2013 tour is the longest Waterboys American tour ever and we’re doing it with an American line-up. Apart from myself and fiddler Steve Wickham, all the band members are Americans based in the New York area, players I handpicked myself. I can’t wait to see what kind of a joyful, wild noise we’ll make."
Along with selections from their grand catalog, including Fisherman’s Blues, the show will feature material from the band’s 2013 opus, An Appointment With Mr. Yeats – one of the boldest, most ambitious projects of Waterboys auteur Mike Scott’s storied career. Scott collaborated, figuratively speaking, with the legendary Irish poet W.B. Yeats on the 14 songs of An Appointment With Mr. Yeats, released this past March on Proper Records.