Today, California rock band ALO announce the 17th iteration of their annual Tour d’Amour. After a highly successful run last year in support of their recent studio album “Silver Saturdays”, the band is returning to some of their favorite venues. The run of shows will begin with a two night stand in Seattle, a stop at Portland’s Folk Fest, a southern California weekend, a central California trio of shows, and ending w/ a special Bay area weekend in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Pacific Northwest duo Sway Wild will support most shows, with the band being joined by the Hot Buttered Rum duo on one of the nights in Seattle, and fan favorite Steve Poltz in San Francisco.
The band has 4 shows remaining in 2023, with stops in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City, and Baja Mexico! The band celebrated a California “Halloweekend” with stops in Felton, Ventura and San Juan Capistrano. Audio from those shows should appear on Nugs.net soon.
Last year’s Tour D'Amour received rave reviews from long-time tastemakers like JamBase, Glide Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent and many more. Of the band's Santa Barbara, CA show in March of 2023, Santa Barbara Independent wrote, "ALO can still deliver the fun, especially for a nostalgic crowd whose connections to the band are longstanding and deep-rooted...They hit SOhO with a vengeance." The publication concluded, "The entire show was well worth staying up late for.” Glide Magazine praised the March 25 show at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, stating, "ALO took the stage with their signature positivity and the first song of the set, 'Make It Back Home' from their new release 'Silver Saturdays' hit the spot just right. Everything was on point, tight, and practiced as ever."
Silver Saturdays, the band's bright ninth full-length album celebrates an ongoing journey that began in Saratoga, California in the late eighties when Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar/vocals), Zach Gill (keyboards/vocals) and Steve Adams (bass/vocals) met in grade school. It stands out as the first full-length studio release featuring drummer/vocalist Ezra Lipp—a fixture in the Northern California creative scene where he cut his teeth with the likes of Phil Lesh, Sean Hayes and countless others. Meanwhile, the title nods to the band’s recent penchant for silver attire at their Saturday shows, which became a costume theme amongst their fan base and an acknowledgment of their silver “25th” anniversary. Recorded at Sun Machine studio—nestled in the hills of northern Marin County, CA—the album is a fully collaborative effort written by the band and co-produced alongside longtime engineer David Simon Baker. For Gill, Lebo, Adams and Lipp the session was both a return to their roots and a new beginning – a chance to reconnect and immerse themselves in the creative process. The result is ten new original songs, recorded mostly live, that pay direct homage to the journey and the artistic process and further refine ALO’s singular and self-ascribed “jam-pop” genre—which Lebo fondly describes as “human music for humans.”
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