The Machine is so happy to have made it through Texas, Arizona and more on this last run, and were delighted to receive some awesome press, see some great photos, and perform to wonderful crowds. Here are some of our favorite show reviews, interviews and photos from this most recent tour in early 2016!

photo by Frank Hamrick

Dallas Review & Photos:
“The Best Americana Show of 2016”

Austin Review:
“Dave Rawlings Machine lights up Paramount”

Flagstaff Review & Interview:
“Hallelujah By and By: Dave Rawlings Machine cranking on all cylinders”

Phoenix Review:
“Dave Rawlings’ Voice Shines at the Forefront”

We are so happy to announce that Gillian has added another show, this time in Auckland, NZ, right at the top of the first Australian tour for the duo in 11 years. Gillian and Dave will appear at the Auckland Civic Theatre on Thursday, January 28th, 2016. Tickets for this show go on a special presale this Wednesday at 1pm local time, with a regular on sale Thursday. Click here to buy tickets through our special artist presale ticket link. Can’t wait to see our New Zealand fans!

photo by Henry Diltz

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will make a long awaited return to Australian shores in January and February in 2016 for not one but two very special tours.

Playing as the duo, Gillian Welch, in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, they will then transform into the quintet of the Dave Rawlings Machine for the drive back down the East Coast. Brisbane, Bangalow, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne will all get to experience the first ever visit by the Machine.

“We are very excited, once again, to be bringing our songs and our selves, and a few of our good friends, all the way from Tennessee to the land of Australia way down under. We will be driving the wild back roads from Perth to Melbourne, Sydney to Brisbane… come out and say howdy when we roll in to town!” – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Nashville, Tenn.

Dave Rawlings Machine play in support of the recently released and critically acclaimed album Nashville Obsolete which features seven original compositions written by Welch-Rawlings. The Machine live band will feature Dave and Gillian, as well as Willie Watson, Punch Brother Paul Kowert and incredible fiddler Brittany Haas.

This will be the first Gillian tour in Australia since the GRAMMY nominated release The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), with the last tour down under wrapping up in 2004, following the releases of Soul Journey, and the 2001 masterpiece Time (The Revelator). The last tour stopped at such venues as the grandeous Forum Theatre in Melbourne to the tiny Meeniyan Town Hall, where they slayed ‘em all in shows that continue to be talked about.

All Australian tour dates will go on sale next Tuesday, Dec 1st, at 9am local time. See all dates below and visit gillianwelch.com for all news and tour updates.

GILLIAN WELCH AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR

January 30 – PERTH CONCERT HALL
Tickets via: perthconcerthall.com.au, ticketmaster.com.au or call 9231 9999

February 3 – HER MAJESTYS THEATRE, ADELAIDE
Tickets via: www.bass.net.au or call 131 246

February 5 – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE
SOLD OUT!

February 6 – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE **ADDED**
Tickets via: ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100

February 8 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
SOLD OUT!

February 9 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY **ADDED**
Tickets via: premier.ticketek.com.au or call 13 28 49

February 11 – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
Tickets via: ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100

DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST TOUR

February 12 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
Tickets via: tickets.thetriffid.com.au

February 13 – A & I HALL, BANGALOW
Tickets via: www.redsquaremusic.com.au

February 16 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
Tickets via: premier.ticketek.com.au or call 13 28 49

February 17 – THE PLAYHOUSE, CANBERRA
Tickets via: canberratheatrecentre.com.au or call (02) 6275 2700

February 19 – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE
Tickets via: ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100

photo by Shasta Bree

After over 9,200 miles, the Dave Rawlings Machine is about to wrap up the first leg of the US tour tomorrow night in their home state, in Knoxville at the gorgeous Tennessee Theatre. They’ll pick back up over the holidays with a triumphant return to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as well as shows in Texas and Arizona as they make their way back to the where the whole thing began in Souther California. See the remaining US tour dates on the Tour page!

Gillian made a special stop at KEXP studios in Seattle this year, along with her bandmates in the Dave Rawlings Machine, right at the top of their long and winding Nashville Obsolete US tour. Watch below for live performances of songs new and old, plus an extended interview with host Stevie Zoom.

The Dave Rawlings Machine is rolling into the Beacon in NYC tonight in support of their new album Nashville Obsolete. Check out some of the recent album reviews that have come in below!

“…now he and Gillian Welch mean business.”
– popmatters.com (9/10 Stars)

“There is so much on Nashville Obsolete that impresses, but what lingers longest is a rare and persuasive ability to tap into the ageless mythos of true American folk.”
– Uncut Magazine (8/10 Stars)

“…another haunting collection of deep folk, simultaneously timeless and incapable of being made by anybody else”
– Relix Magazine

“They are the kind of songs that you listen closely to because you are sure the singer has something important to tell you…”
– Performer Magazine

“…it’s loveliness front to back, songs about rootlessness and travel, the tension between being tied down and feeling free.”
– exclaim.ca

“Once again you are wrapped in their acoustic world…”
– Faster/Louder.com (8/10 Stars)

Dave Rawlings & Gillian Welch, who have been out touring the US in support of their new Dave Rawlings Machine album Nashville Obsolete, are featured on the cover of the latest issue of American Songwriter magazine.

The Nov/Dec 2015 issue of the magazine will hit stands today, with a feature article interviewing the pair about the new record, the album title, their origin story, their influences, and more.

You can subscribe or purchase a digital version of the magazine by clicking here.

 

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The first leg of the Dave Rawlings Machine US tour, promoting the new album Nashville Obsolete, is about halfway finished! Below are a couple of our favorite live reviews of the tour:
NoDepression.com – “Welcome to the Machine, Nashville Style” – Cleveland, OH
TimesUnion.com – “The Dave Rawlings Machine @ The Egg, 11/7/15” – Albany, NY
For US fans, you can still catch Dave along with Gillian Welch, Willie Watson, Paul Kowert (of the Punch Brothers), and Brittany Haas (of Crooked Still) in Northampton tonight, NYC on Wednesday, and several more dates in the southeast through Thanksgiving. The tour will pick back up again after Christmas and finish up out west. Current tour dates are on the website Tour Page.