Nickel Creek Returns From Hiatus

Nickel Creek fans have waited long enough. The band’s indefinite hiatus is over and the bluegrass group has announced dates for its first excursion since 2007’s “Farewell (For Now) Tour.” Plus, there’s a new album in the works.

“WE’RE (as they say) GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Y’ALL!!! A record, a tour…” Chris Thile wrote in a tweet that was retweeted today by Nickel Creek’s new Twitter account.  

Thile and siblings Sean and Sara Watkins announced in 2007 that the members wanted to put the band on hold to focus on individual projects following seven straight years of touring and releasing three studio albums.

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The trio revealed today that they’ve been working on their first LP since 2005’s Why Should The Fire Die?

“We are delighted and SO excited to announce that, after nine years, Nickel Creek is releasing a new album!” the band posted on Facebook. “We’re really happy with the music and can’t wait for you to hear it.

“There will also be a limited Nickel Creek tour this spring, as well as some festival dates this summer.”    

Nickel Creek gave fans a preview of the new music by revealing a tune from the forthcoming release. Check out “Destination” below.

And here’s the schedule so far:
April 18 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium     
April 19 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium     
April 29 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre     
May 1 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston     
May 3 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club     
May 9 – Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre     
May 19 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater   

The band will also take the stage at Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. The daily lineup for the June 19-22 festival has not yet been revealed.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival is sold out. Presale tickets for the rest of the dates will be available Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickest go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 7.

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