Pokey LaFarge Announces New Album 'In the Blossom of Their Shade,' Plots North American Tour

The St. Louis singer-songwriter will hit Toronto and Ottawa on his 2021 run
Pokey LaFarge Announces New Album 'In the Blossom of Their Shade,' Plots North American Tour
Pokey LaFarge is hitting the road — one town at a time, you might say — to tour behind his newly announced album, In the Blossom of Their Shade. The record is due to arrive on September 10 via New West Records, and today, you can watch a video for its lead single "Get It 'Fore It's Gone."

This August, Pokey will begin a short solo trek around Europe and the States, before heading home to team up with Esther Rose for a co-headlining run beginning in Cleveland, OH, in October. Along the way, they'll hit 20-plus cities, including a stop at Ottawa's Saw Club on November 18. Pokey and co. will wrap up at their favourite Toronto joint, the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, with a pair of shows on November 19 and 20.

With the new album on the way, fans are sure to hear some new tunes on tour, as well as some favourites from his 2020 album, Rock Bottom Rhapsody.

Here's what Pokey had to say about creating his latest work amid pandemic lockdowns: "This album is a result of my 2020 experience. Before the pandemic, I was in a dark place but the pandemic actually created the much-needed space for me to reflect."

He added: "Turns out that being completely sedentary for once was a good thing. I found peace in the stillness. I was able to recalibrate what it is I do and why I'm doing it. Who I'm to do it with and most importantly, who I'm doing it for."

Before LaFarge makes his way north of the border this fall, you can get your first taste of the forthcoming album with his "Get It 'Fore It's Gone" video below. There, you can also find the album's tracklisting and Pokey's full tour itinerary as well.

In the Blossom of Their Shade:

1. Get It 'Fore It's Gone
2. Mi Ideal
3. Fine to Me
4. Drink of You
5. Rotterdam
6. To Love or Be Alone
7. Long for the Heaven I Seek
8. Killing Time
9. Yo-Yo
10. Goodnight, Goodbye (Hope Not Forever)

Pokey LaFarge 2021 Tour dates:

08/07 Bagnes, Switzerland - Palp Festival Rocklette (Solo)
08/24 Ridgefield, CT - CHIRP (Solo)
08/25 North Truro, MA - Payomet Music Tent (Solo)
08/26 New Haven, CT - Folk at the Edge Concert Series (Solo)
09/01 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Maassilo
09/02 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
09/03 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
09/04 Schijndel, Netherlands - Paaspop
09/05 Groningen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort
09/06 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
10/02 Paducah, KY YAC-toberfest
10/06 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
10/07 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
10/08 Kalamazoo, MI - Bells Back Room *
10/09 Milwaukee, WI - BackRoom @ Colectivo *
10/12 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
10/13 Iowa City, IA - The Englert *
10/15 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note *
10/16 Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads *
11/03 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line *
11/04 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
11/05 Grand Rapids, MI - Wealthy Theatre *
11/06 Indianapolis, IN - HiFi *
11/07 Charleston WV - Mountain Stage
11/09 Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird *
11/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
11/12 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live *
11/13 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
11/14 Fairfield, CT - The Warehouse *
11/15 Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts *
11/17 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge *
11/18 Ottawa, ON - Club Saw *
11/19 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *
11/20 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *

* with Esther Rose