Shovels & Rope Announces New Album & Tour

A post on Shovels & Rope’s Facebook page explains how to add some joy to your autumn plans: “You can now exchange US dollars for pieces of paper that will let you into a room where Shovels & Rope will play glorious songs for you to listen to.” Pretty simple, right?

Photo: Leslie Ryan McKellar

Husband and wife duo Michael Trent and Cary Ann Heart also have a new album to talk up.

Little Seeds is due out Oct. 7 via New West Records as the follow-up to the band’s 2015 covers album, Busted Jukebox Vol. 1. Shovels & Rope’s last collection of original material, Swimmin’ Time, was released in 2014.

The duo’s rep known as “El Jefe” explains that the band has experienced “a lot of life” in the last few years.

“And we know that a lot of life has happened in everyone’s world the last few years. We’ve all been served an adult portion. This is easily the most personal record that Shovels & Rope has ever made, it’s very very real. I couldn’t be more proud of them and what they’ve created with Little Seeds.”

For a taste of the new music, check out the single “I Know.”

And here’s where you can exchange those pieces of paper:

Sept. 29 – Knoxville, Tenn., Bijou Theatre   
Sept. 30 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue
Oct. 3 – Iowa City, Iowa, The Englert Theatre         
Oct. 5 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue   
Oct. 6 – Chicago, Ill., Thalia Hall
Oct. 7 – Chicago, Ill., Thalia Hall      
Oct. 8 – Madison, Wis., Barrymore Theatre  
Oct. 10 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall  
Oct. 11 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre   
Oct. 13 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground – Ballroom
Oct. 14 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston    
Oct. 15 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer  
Oct. 17 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg       
Oct. 18 – New York, N.Y., The Bowery Ballroom   
Oct. 19 – New York, N.Y., The Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 21 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club        
Oct. 22 – Charlottesville, Va., Jefferson Theater
Nov. 2 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda      
Nov. 3 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Nov. 4 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Nov. 5 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater   
Nov. 9 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom        
Nov. 11 – Bellingham, Wash., Wild Buffalo House Of Music         
Nov. 12 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo    
Nov. 13 – Missoula, Mont., The Wilma         
Nov. 15 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House    
Nov. 17 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot  
Nov. 18 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre      
Nov. 19 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre

Tickets are available now. Visit for more information.