PHOTOS: Iron & Wine with Lydia Loveless @ Saturn – Birmingham – 8.29.17

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Every now and then a name comes up on the local live music calendar that just stands out for being a name that you’re familiar with but have never seen. Iron & Wine’s performance for the sold out crowd at Saturn in Tuesday night was so good that it made me wonder why it took so long for them to return to Birmingham, Alabama. The amount of fun was evenly shared between the ones on the stage and the ones in front of. Supported that night by Lydia Loveless and her band, the lucky crowd was in for a night of really good music. 

PHOTOS: Iron & Wine with Lydia Loveless @ Saturn - Birmingham - 8.29.17With the stage decorated with glowing miniature clouds and plenty of stage lights I knew it was going to be a fun shoot. Lydia Loveless took the stage on their last stop with Iron and Wine around 8:00 and played a killer opening set. With plenty of quality material she had the place moving early and often. The set featured a few songs off her new album that she released last year on Bloodshot Records called Real. The native of Columbus, Ohio has a beautiful voice that really blends well with the melodies. She will be in the Atlanta area at the Star Bar in mid September so don’t miss your chance to see her live. 

PHOTOS: Iron & Wine with Lydia Loveless @ Saturn - Birmingham - 8.29.17After an anxious wait while the stage was being set for Iron & Wine, the man Sam Beam and his very talented band took the stage. They did not waste much time and got right into with their first song “The Trapeze Swinger” off their 2009 album Around the Well. Before they began their second song, Beam mentioned that he has been waiting a long time to play it for US. It being “About a Bruise” off their just released new album Beast Epic (Sub Pop) which mentions the state of Alabama in the lyrics and received a healthy response afterwards. 

PHOTOS: Iron & Wine with Lydia Loveless @ Saturn - Birmingham - 8.29.17Not shying away from the crowd and actually welcoming interaction with the people willing, Sam Beam performed a few songs alone on stage. That portion of the set began with the most polite and timely song request for “The Devil Never Sleeps” and Beam kindly accepted with a warning that “it had been a while”. When the time came where he forgot some lines, he just made some up and started to question the meaning of some of the words by updated them with more current lyrics. It was really the highlight of my night because it was just so random, funny and entertaining. Check out their new album and try to catch them coming through your town because it might not happen again for a while. 

View Art Husband‘s photos from Iron & Wine with Lydia Loveless @ Saturn below:

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Iron & Wine Fall US Tour Dates

Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Oct. 13 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Oct. 14 – St Paul,MN – Palace Theatre
Oct. 15 – Lincoln, NE – Rococo Theatre #
Oct. 17 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater #
Oct. 18 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
Oct. 19 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater  #
Oct. 20 – Portland, OR  – Aladdin Theater
Oct. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
Oct. 27 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
Oct. 28 – San Diego, CA –  – Balboa #
Oct. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren #
Oct. 30 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey  #
Nov. 01 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler #
Nov. 02 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater #
Nov. 03 – Houston, TX – The Heights #
Nov. 04 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater #
Nov. 06 –  Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room#
Nov. 07 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham #
Nov. 09 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre #
Nov. 10 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall  #
Nov. 11 –  Boston, MA –  Berklee Performance Center #
Nov. 12 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre #
Nov. 13 – New York, NY – Town Hall #
Nov. 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*

@ support for Jason Isbell
^ w/Joan Shelley
% w/Lydia Loveless
# w/John Moreland
* w/OHMME

Lydia Loveless Tour Dates

Sept 13 – Orlando, FL – http://ticketf.ly/2tlgTJx
Sept 14 – St Petersburg, FL – http://bit.ly/2stn0uZ
Sept 15 – Tallahassee, FL – http://fla.st/2stQARa
Sept 16 – St Augustine, FL – http://bit.ly/2rOAEqF
Sept 18 – Charleston, SC – http://bit.ly/2vlzQva
Sept 19 – Atlanta, GA – http://ticketf.ly/2x9mc0g
Sept 20 – Atlanta, GA – http://ticketf.ly/2w0Gc5m
Sept 22 – Asheville, NC (support for Drive-By Truckers) – http://bit.ly/2stDIKR
Sept 23 – Asheville, NC (support for Drive-By Truckers) – http://bit.ly/2sLWsIp

Lydia Loveless Solo tour

Nov 2 – Bethesda, MD – http://bit.ly/2v6ZXLj
Nov 3 – Baltimore, MD – http://ticketf.ly/2w1KjQ3
Nov 4 – Philadelphia, PA – http://ticketf.ly/2isFv1s
Nov 7 – Brooklyn, NY – http://ticketf.ly/2v77Y2D
Nov 8 – Brooklyn, NY – http://ticketf.ly/2g738Mi
Nov 9 – Boston, MA – http://bit.ly/2wzFNd0
Nov 10 – Hudson, NY – http://ticketf.ly/2ivmDyY
Nov 11 – Toronto, ON – http://ticketf.ly/2vgZVwg
Nov 14 – Pontiac, MI – http://bit.ly/2xdD1r3
Nov 15 – Chicago, IL – http://ticketf.ly/2vbosmy
Nov 16 – Chicago, IL – http://ticketf.ly/2wBtlc5
Nov 17 – Louisville, KY – http://ticketf.ly/2w8z7j8
Nov 18 – Nashville, TN – http://bit.ly/2wznN2r

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