October 25, 2021—Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, producer and New York Times Best Selling author Brandi Carlile made her debut as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend with host Jason Sudeikis performing “Broken Horses” and “Right On Time.”
Both songs are from Carlile’s acclaimed #1 new album, In These Silent Days. In celebration of the release, Carlile will perform a series of landmark shows next year as part of her newly confirmed “Beyond These Silent Days Tour” including Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre on June 11, Los Angeles’ The Greek Theatre on June 24, Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre on July 8 and 9, St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on July 30, Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on August 6, D.C.’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on August 18, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 9 and 10, Boston’s TD Garden on October 21 and New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 22. Produced by Live Nation, special guests featured on the tour include (in alphabetical order): Ani DeFranco, Brittany Howard, Celisse, Indigo Girls, Lake Street Dive, Lucius, Sarah McLachlan and Allison Russell. See below for complete details.
Artist pre-sale will begin Thursday, October 28 at 10:00AM local time with general on-sale following Friday, October 29 at 10:00AM local time. Full details can be found at brandicarlile.com. Citi is the official card of the “Beyond These Silent Days Tour.” As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 26 at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, October 28 at 10:00PM local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete pre-sale details, visit citientertainment.com.
Ahead of the newly confirmed dates, Carlile will once again perform Joni Mitchell’s legendary album Blue in full to a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall on November 6. Moreover, her wildly successful “Girls Just Wanna Weekend” will return February 1-5, 2022. The sold-out vacation destination event held at Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will once again feature an all female-fronted lineup including performances by Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Indigo Girls, Lucius, Margo Price, Yola, KT Tunstall, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah and Katie Pruitt as well as special guests.
Released on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records, In These Silent Days debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart, Top Rock Albums chart and Tastemaker Albums chart (stream/purchase here). Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings, the record was inspired by the mining of Carlile’s own history while writing this year’s #1 New York Times Best Selling memoir, Broken Horses (Crown), and conceived of while she was quarantined at home with longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. The ten songs chronicle acceptance, faith, loss and love and channel icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Joni Mitchell—the latter two who, by some sort of cosmic alignment of the stars, have turned out to be close friends in addition to being her biggest heroes and inspirations.
Critical acclaim for In These Silent Days…
“Larger than life and achingly human…she empathizes, apologizes and lays out accusations. She’s righteous and she’s self-doubting. She proffers fond lullabies and she unleashes full throated screams.”—The New York Times
“absolutely breathtaking, across the whole album Brandi Carlile pulls out all the stops. It’s just extraordinary…she’s just claiming rock god status”
“a huge vocal range. She does these songs that start off soft and vulnerable and then they just knock you down.”—NPR Morning Edition
“Carlile effortlessly glides between octaves while, somehow, still sounding completely conversational—the everyday diva we didn’t know we needed until she showed up at our door…a vocal tour de force”—Variety
“Heartfelt and intimate even when Carlile is aiming her songs toward the rafters, In These Silent Days is sure to please the longtime fans”—Los Angeles Times
“Brandi Carlile is a portrait of grace and acceptance on In These Silent Days” —Entertainment Weekly
“the emotion that Carlile projects is unbridled, unfettered joy in the face of hard times—and it’s the exact boost of positivity that will make you want to listen again and again.”—Billboard
“it’s the kind of vulnerable, complicated statement that has made her such a relatable artist” —Rolling Stone
“one of the biggest voices in the genre”—Vulture
“she has built a remarkable reputation for writing sweeping roots-rock ballads that defy genre categorization and bring comfort to fans who might also feel out of step with heteronormative culture.”—Stereogum
“cements her as one of music’s biggest superstars”—Spin
“This is, in every way, a crowning affair, one that’s destined to be considered a high point in Carlile’s ever-expansive career…In These Silent Days consistently speaks volumes.” —American Songwriter
“The album is filled with sweeping instrumental compositions and emotional crescendos…it’s Brandi Carlile’s signature, genre-bending sound, just turned all the way up.”—Bustle
“With her talent and charisma, and this group around her, it’s no wonder Carlile is the star she was always meant to be”—Paste
“it’s the most dynamic and unflinching collection of her career…she sings with beautiful precision”—The Seattle Times
“a lyric poet and storyteller in the truest sense”—The Advocate
“a set of honest, pure new originals that now sit proudly in the
Brandi Carlile songbook.”—Relix
“Rejoice, Americana faithful…Carlile spins cinematic piano rock worthy of her hero-friend Elton John, matched by introspective storytelling and a booming vocal performance.”—The Tennessean
“It’s classic Carlile, taking some of the most profound experiences in life and being able to capture them perfectly in a three-minute song…she once again proves why she’s one of the best songwriters and performers in music”—OUT
“yet another triumph for this singular artist, a preeminent voice of our times whose command of vocal and musical dynamics is the perfect complement for both her straightforward and oft ambiguous lyrics.”—Glide
“an eclectic, beautifully produced collection of songs with both wisdoms and melodies that will get stuck in your head.”—Sojourners
“The six-time Grammy winner sounds even more lustrous and evocative…her alto shimmers and her Nashville production team shines in every note.”—Music Row
“This is a stone-cold, instant classic – one that should cement Carlile and her collaborators at the forefront of the warm embrace of mainstream Americana.”—Holler
“It is, as usual, Carlile’s voice that’s the instrument that shines brightest – from delicate to forceful, emotional cracks to an outright howl”—Americana Highways
“shows just how skillful a singer Carlile has become: She shifts effortlessly between wavery murmur, fluttery falsetto and stratospheric roar.”