Big Thief have extended an open invitation to educators and students to join them during soundchecks on their upcoming U.S. tour. The band shared the news on Twitter today (January 5), stating that they are “looking to bring an educational component to the touring process” with the initiative.
“Our hope is that students would be able to come see the soundcheck and ask questions and share in a discussion about creativity, music, playing shows, songwriting, or whatever!” Big Thief wrote. They have also advised teachers to reach out to them via email to organize the soundcheck visits. Find their full statement (with contact info) below.
The U.S. leg of Big Thief’s tour kicks off January 31 in Burlington, Vermont, and stops over in Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, and additional cities. The final date takes place at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on March 2. The trek is in support of Big Thief’s 2022 album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You.
Read Pitchfork’s interview “Big Thief on Learning to Loosen Up and Their Epic New 20-Track Album.”
Dearest educators and students,
Big Thief is looking to bring an educational component to the touring process by offering open invitations for teachers to bring their students to our soundchecks on the upcoming 2023 US tour. Our hope is that students would be able to come see the soundcheck and ask questions and share in a discussion about creativity, music, playing shows, songwriting, or whatever!
Teachers—we would love to hear if you are interested in participating and how we can organize this so that it is of most benefit to your students. If you are interested in bringing your class to a soundcheck, and/or have any ideas that you think would help us get the ball rolling and make this experience as accessible and organized as possible, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at this email address: bigthiefsoundcheck at gmail.