The first time I saw Iron & Wine was at Pitchfork Music Festival. Outside. In the middle of the day. Not exactly the best way to take in the troubadour's soft melodies--the mood kind of gets swallowed by the expansive open air.
Now you have a chance to see Sam Beam in a room more suited to his music during a short tour where they will only be playing small, intimate venues. The tour comes in support of Around the Well, a new 2-CD/3LP collection of rare tracks to be released May 19th. The band stops by Chicago on May 13th at Schubas, and May 12th at the not quite as cozy, but still comfortable Lakeshore Theater. Tickets for both shows go on sale Feburary 20th.
Another added bonus: beginning March 6th, you can vote for which songs will be played at each of the shows on their website.
Photo by Kim Black from the band's website.