Red Rocks 2020, the new live album from Nathaniel Rateliff, is out now on Stax Records. The live record was recorded in an empty Red Rocks Amphitheatre during Rateliff’s mid-September run of socially distanced shows, which was limited to 125 attendees per night in the 9400-capacity venue. Through Red Rocks 2020, Rateliff offers this 90-minute live experience to the fans who were unable to attend his live shows last year. Listen to/share Red Rocks 2020 HERE.
In conjunction with today’s release, Rateliff debuts a live performance video for the title track off his acclaimed 2020 solo album And It’s Still Alright. Watch/share the video HERE.
On March 2, 2020 in Minneapolis, Rateliff kicked off his sold-out nine-month tour supporting And It’s Still Alright. Nine days later the extensive run of dates was cancelled due to the pandemic. The shows aimed to highlight various aspects of Rateliff’s stellar musicianship, ranging from stripped-back moments with just his voice and acoustic guitar to a full 10-piece folk band accompaniment including a string quartet.
Red Rocks 2020 features a wide range of music from Rateliff’s celebrated career, which includes songs that had never before been performed live, several tracks from And It’s Still Alright and his previously released solo albums: In Memory of Loss, Falling Faster Than You Can Run and the Shroud EP. In addition, Rateliff’s close friend Kevin Morby, who was set to open the cancelled Red Rocks dates in August 2020, joins him for a duet on Leonard Cohen’s “There Is A War.”
In addition, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are back with a summer and fall tour. The extensive run of shows begins on July 20 and includes their annual shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (a three-night run for the first time) as well as performances at Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival, Nashville’s First Bank Amphitheater, Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and more. The band will share the stage with The Marcus King Band, Margo Price, Bahamas, Delta Spirit and Tré Burt. On October 17, Rateliff will also perform a solo acoustic set at New York’s new venue Brooklyn Made to benefit his foundation, The Marigold Project. Tickets are available for purchase at nathanielrateliff.com/tour. See below for the full tour routing.