Citizen Cope to Tour East Coast in April and May – Billboard
Written by GRB on 07/03/2023
Citizen Cope is hitting the road for a run of East Coast tour dates starting in late April and running through May, the underground singer-songwriter announced Wednesday (Mar. 1).
Dubbed All The Songs You Want To Hear, the tour is leaving many Citizen Cope fans to wonder which of the more than 100 tunes in his catalog he’ll be performing. Over the last decade, the singer-songwriter (born Clarence Greenwood) has released seven studio albums, each bearing his unique urban folk style steeped in peculiar earnestness and passionate indulgence. In addition, he’s appeared on tracks with Stick Figure, Santana, Sheryl Crow and the Easy Dub Reggae All-Stars (for an impossibly perfect cover of Radiohead‘s “Karma Police”), creating an impressive catalog of work that’s still growing. Notably, his 2004 album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, is expected to be certified platinum by the RIAA this year despite never spending a week on any Billboard chart.
Obvious picks for the 2023 tour include Cope’s most streamed tracks, including “Let the Drummer Kick,” “Sideways,” “Pablo Picasso,” “Bullet and a Target,” “Son’s Gonna Rise,” “Justice” and “Scared of Heights.” Possible curveballs include songs like “More Than It Seems” and “Brother Lee,” both of which highlight Cope’s skill for using tempo and rapid wordplay to layer urgency and tension into his songs.
In a press release, Cope says The All the Songs You Want to Hear tour will be a solo acoustic experience “that will ultimately lift all of our spirits. In a world that can look so divided, it’s great to have people gather under one roof, who have different beliefs, opinions, and personal identities to connect and celebrate life through the power of music.”
Tickets are on sale now. You can find a full list of dates below and more information here.
April 30 Nashville, TN @ Basement East
May 2 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
May 3 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
May 4 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
May 5 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
May 6 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
May 7 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
May 9 Winston-Salem, NC @ The Ramkat
May 10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 11 Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
May 12 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 13 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 14 Fairfield, CT @ The Warehouse
May 16 Albany, NY@ The Egg at Empire State Plaza
May 17 South Deerfield, MA @ House Theater
May 18 Boston, MA @ The Wilber
May 19 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
May 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Made
May 22 Montreal, PQ @ Le Studio TD
May 23 Toronto, ON @ TD Music Hall
May 24 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club
May 25 Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
May 26 Cincinnati, OH @ Ludlow Garage
May 27 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall