This week, J. Roddy Walston and the Business hit the road in support of their fourth studio album, Destroyers of the Soft Life, released in fall 2017 via ATO Records.
Destroyers of the Soft Life is full of melodic songwriting with sharp observations about American culture.During the recording, Walston became a father for the first time, inspiring lyrics that take an unflinching look at family dynamics and parental motivations.
The album is co-produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Father John Misty.) Destroyers of the Soft Life brings a brighter, more nuanced sound that teased out the band’s latent pop sensibilities without skimping on energy or attitude.
The ‘Destroyers of the Soft Live’ tour starts on Friday in Boston with stops in Philly, Chicago, Cleveland, NYC, Tempe, Pittsburgh and more with a mid-run jaunt to Punta Cana for My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday and ending at Bottlerock in Napa. A full list of tour dates can be found below with more to come for the summer.
Jan 26 – Boston, MA – Royale *
Jan 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Xfinity Live!
Jan 29 – Toronto, Canada – Velvet Underground *
Jan 31 – Lansing, MI – The Loft *
Feb 02 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Feb 03 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
Feb 05 – Harrisburg, PA – Appalachian Brewing *
Feb 07 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
Feb 08 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club *
Feb 23 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson **
Mar 02 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday
Mar16 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Mar 20 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Mar 25 – Tempe, AZ – Innings Festival
Mar 28 – Fayetteville, AR – Georg’s Majestic Lounge
Mar 30 – Fort Wayne, IN – Brass Rail
Mar 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
May 27 – Napa, CA – Bottlerock Festival
* w/ Post Animal
** w/ Futurebirds