Hollis Brown Preps Headline Tour For North America, Europe

Hollis Brown will be coming ‘round your town. Last year the indie-folk act released its third album and is now preparing for its first intercontinental headline tour, which will ramble through Europe and the U.S.

North America is up first, with an opening gig at Jams on the Sand at Asbury Park, N.J., July 14. The U.S. dates run until Aug. 27, when the band plays Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, N.Y. There are no West Coast dates on the itinerary, and the band is spending a lot of the summer in the South, with North Carolina and Florida getting the most love.

The band is also scheduled to participate in Americana Fest in Nashville and there is currently no date for when the group will be taking the stage, but the festival and conference takes place Sept. 20-25.

While in the States they will be working with a number of openers, most frequently Great Peacock, but also Steppin Stones and Them Vibes, The Welfare Liners, The Whiskey HollowWild Adriatic, and Kit Whitacre and the Chardonnay Boys.

In Europe, the trek kicks off at  in Borger, Netherlands, Oct. 19, and runs until Nov. 13 at  in Stockholm, Sweden. In the midst of that run, there will be three shows in Italy Nov. 2-5 with Jama Trio.

Originally formed in New York, the band is named after ’s haunting account of a man who kills his family on a South Dakota farm. Pollstar had a chance to chat with the group’s lead singer/guitarist Mike Montali last year about the band’s development.

The most recent album 3 Shots features a track with the late Bo Diddley, a fan video for which is shown below. Hollis Brown also released the Cluster of Pearls EP for Record Store Day earlier this year.

Here is the plan for North America and Europe:

July 14 – Asbury Park, N.J., The Anchor’s Bend (w/ Wild Adriatic)
July 19 – Columbus, Ohio, Ace Of Cups
July 20 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Grog Shop
July 21 – Chicago, Ill., Beat Kitchen
July 22 – Louisville, Ky., The New Vintage
Aug. 3 – Winston-Salem, N.C., The Garage
Aug. 4 – Asheville, N.C., The Grey Eagle
Aug. 5 – Durham, N.C., Motorco Music Hall
Aug. 6 – Nashville, Tenn., Exit / In (w/ The Steppin Stones)
Aug. 8 – Athens, Ga., Georgia Theatre Rooftop
Aug. 9 – Decatur, Ga., Eddie’s Attic
Aug. 10 – Orlando, Fla., Backbooth
Aug. 11 – Sarasota, Fla., Blue Rooster
Aug. 12 – Tampa, Fla., Skipper’s Smokehouse (w/ Great Peacock)
Aug. 13 – Sullivans Island, S.C., Home Team BBQ – Sullivan’s Island
Aug. 14 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jack Rabbits
Aug. 18 – New Orleans, La., Gasa Gasa (w/ Great Peacock)
Aug. 19 – New Orleans, La., Aloft Hotel
Aug. 19 – Mobile, Ala., The Merry Widow (w/ Great Peacock)
Aug. 23 – Richmond, Va., Capital Ale House
Aug. 24 – Annapolis, Md., Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
Aug. 25 – Belmar, N.J., Belmar Boardwalk (w/ Hidden Cities)
Aug. 27 – Hudson, N.Y., Club Helsinki
Oct. 19 – Borger, Netherlands, Cultuurpodium Vanslag
Oct. 20 – Eppstein, Germany, Wunderbar Weite Welt
Oct. 21 – Rotterdam, Netherlands, V11
Oct. 22 – Utrecht, Netherlands, TivoliVredenburg (Ramblin’ Roots Festival)
Oct. 25 – Leiden, Netherlands, Q-Bus
Oct. 26 – Zwolle, Netherlands, Hedon
Oct. 27 – Heerlen, Netherlands, De Nieuwe Nor
Oct. 28 – Eeklo, Belgium, N9
Nov. 2 – Grosseto, Italy, The Dog House
Nov. 4 – Milan, Italy, Spazio Teatro 89
Nov. 5 – Imola, Italy, Teatro Comunale Di Dozza
Nov. 8 – Norderstedt, Germany, Music Star
Nov. 10 – Kristianstad, Sweden, Tivoli Parken
Nov. 11 – Falkenberg, Sweden, Grand Hotel
Nov. 13 – Stockholm, Sweden, Akkurat
Tickets to many of these shows are on sale now. Stay tuned to HollisBrown.com for updates on the tour and more info on the band.