Brandi Carlile will be the featured guest on tomorrow morning’s “The Howard Stern Show” (listen live at 9:00am ET via Sirius/XM’s Howard 100).
The visit comes in advance of Carlile’s three shows at New York’s Beacon Theater this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Additional upcoming tour dates include May 4-5 at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre (both sold out), June 15 at Chicago’s Chicago Theatre (sold out), August 12 at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (sold out) and August 17 at L.A.’s Greek Theatre. See below for complete details.
The extensive headline tour celebrates Carlile’s new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, Rock Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart and No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—a career high for the acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer. Released on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (purchase), the album was produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Dave Cobb and acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings and features the breakout first single, “The Joke,” which is currently in its eleventh week in the top ten at Triple A Radio. Watch the song’s official music video as well as recent live performances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“…an anthem for the belittled and bullied…evokes the grand crescendos of ‘A Day in the Life’ and the finale of ‘Abbey Road’…”—The New York Times
“…quickly chiseled itself a spot at the top of the best vocal performances of the year, and provided one of the most poignant lyrical moments too.”—Rolling Stone
Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, By The Way, I Forgive You includes ten new songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. Of their close relationship, Brandi comments, “The Twins and I have been in a band for so long now. And not just a band, we are literally a family. When you create art with twins, it becomes unclear when I end and where they begin.” In addition to Carlile (vocals, guitar, piano), Tim Hanseroth (vocals, bass), Phil Hanseroth (vocals, guitar), Cobb (guitar, percussion) and Jennings (piano, organ), the album features Chris Powell (drums), Josh Neumann (cello), John Mark Painter (French horn) as well as string arrangements and conducting by the late Paul Buckmaster (Elton John, The Rolling Stones).
Over the course of their acclaimed career, the band has released six albums, including 2015’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter, which garnered a Grammy nomination for “Best Americana Album.” Additionally, last year, they released Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child), which features 14 artists covering the songs on their breakthrough album The Story with all proceeds benefiting War Child. Artists included on the acclaimed project, which Rolling Stone calls, “tender and powerful,” include Dolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price and Jim James as well as a forward written by President Obama. More details can be found here.
In addition to their work as a band, Carlile and the Hanseroth twins remain committed to social activism and advocacy. Together, they are founders of the Looking Out Foundation, which aims to amplify the impact of music by empowering those without a voice. From neighborhood to nation, the foundation helps fund causes and organizations that often go unnoticed. $1 from every concert ticket sold goes directly toward efforts to support the diverse demographic they aim to serve. For more information on how to volunteer, donate or advocate visit lookingoutfoundation.org.