As tipped here in August, several of the artists who contributed to the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" will hit the road in the new year. The bluegrass-focused Down
As tipped here in August, several of the artists who contributed to the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" will hit the road in the new year. The bluegrass-focused Down From the Mountain tour will kick off Jan. 25 in Lexington, Ky., and last through a Feb. 19 finale in San Jose, Calif.
Similar to a show staged at New York's Carnegie Hall in June, the tour will feature Alison Krauss and Union Station, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thomas King, the Peasall Sisters, Ralph Stanley, the Whites, Norman and Nancy Blake, Bob Neuwirth, and the Nashville Bluegrass Band, all of whom appeared on the soundtrack. Also on the bill is Patty Loveless, whose most recent album, "Mountain Soul" (Epic), is in the same vein as the roots music featured in the film.
Prior to the release of the film, many of these artists also participated in an ensemble show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, which gave birth to the "Down From the Mountain" album, released by Lost Highway in July. A companion video of the event was also released on DVD and VHS.
Since its release, Mercury's "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" has enjoyed much success, selling more than 1.8 million copies, according to SoundScan. The album is No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart for a 23rd non-consecutive week; it is also No. 1 on Billboard's Top Soundtracks tally, and No. 24 on The Billboard 200.
For updated information on the tour, visit its official Web site.
Here are the Down From the Mountain tour dates:
Jan. 25: Lexington, Ky. (Rupp Arena)
Jan. 26: Spartanburg, S.C. (Memorial Auditorium)
Jan. 27: Atlanta (Civic Center)
Jan. 29: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
Jan. 30: Newark, N.J. (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
Jan. 31: Philadelphia (Academy of Music)
Feb. 2: Boston (Wang Center)
Feb. 4: Washington, D.C. (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)
Feb. 6: Toronto (Air Canada Theatre)
Feb. 8: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
Feb. 9: Minneapolis (Historic State Theatre)
Feb. 11: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
Feb. 13: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Hall)
Feb. 14: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
Feb. 17: Universal City, Calif. (Universal Amphitheatre)
Feb. 19: San Jose, Calif. (Flint Center)