Levellers Revel in North American Return

It’s been 13 years since Levellers hopped across the pond from the UK, but the wait is soon to be over as the band announces a fall tour.

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The tour will be a celebration of the 25-year anniversary of its landmark album Levelling The Land, which contained such hits as “One Way” “15 Years” and “Far From Home.” The band will be playing the album in full on the tour, plus other selected hits from its catalogue.

The North American dates all hover around the East Coast, and there are seven shows booked in total, the first being in Brooklyn Sept. 25, and the last in Washington, D.C., Oct. 3.

Before coming over to North America, Levellers has two festival appearances scheduled in the UK at the  and  festivals. After the run, the group heads over to Australia for a gig in Melbourne, and then has shows booked in the UK into December.

The band derives its name from a political movement in England during the English Civil War, and its identity is largely shaped by anti-establishment sentiments.

The group blends folk and punk influences, with fiddle and electric guitars playing side-by-side, a sound which has only grown in popularity in bands like Flogging Molly and Yellowcard.

Here is the plan:

Sept. 25 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Sept. 26 – New York, N.Y., The Bowery Ballroom
Sept. 27 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 29 – Montreal, Quebec, La Sala Rossa
Sept. 30 – Toronto, Ontario, The Opera House
Oct. 2 – Philadelphia, Penn., The Foundry @ The Fillmore
Oct. 3 – Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hallf

Tickets to the shows are on sale now. Head over to Levellers.co.uk for the latest on the band.