Ron Pope. Photo provided by: Ron Pope
Ron Pope. Photo provided by: Ron Pope

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Ron Pope has taken the singer/songwriter world by an acoustic storm. His upcoming project and new album has just been beefed up with a video release for ‘Bad Intentions’ on The Blue Situation and on YouTube.

Listen in to ‘Bad Intentions’ from their self-titled debut album out on January 8 on Pope’s own label Brooklyn Basement Records.

Following his fifth studio album in 2014 and extensive worldwide touring, the Nashville-based musician began recording new material that was written on the road with his favorite Brooklyn-based musicians who later took the name The Nighthawks.


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RON POPE + THE NIGHTHAWKS TOUR
* Jonathan Tyler
† Trevor Hall
January 9  ||  New York  ||   Irving Plaza*
January 15  ||  London, U.K.  ||  Koko†
January 16  ||  Manchester, U.K.  ||  Academy 3†
January 17  ||  Glasgow, U.K.  ||  ABC†
January 18  ||  Belfast, Ireland  ||  Empire Music Hall†
January 19  ||  Dublin, Ireland  ||  Whelan’s†
January 21  ||  Amsterdam, Netherlands  ||  Paradiso Noord†
January 22  ||  Zurich, Switzerland  ||  Exil†
January 23  ||  Munich, Germany  ||  Strom†
January 25  ||  Koln, Germany  ||  Stadtgarten†
January 28  ||  Copenhagen, Denmark  ||  Vega (Small Hall)†
January 30  ||  Stockholm, Sweden  ||  Munchenbrewery†
February 18  ||  Atlanta, GA  ||  Variety Playhouse
February, 19  ||  Nashville, TN  ||  Mercy Lounge*
February 20   ||  Philadelphia, PA  ||  Trocadero Theatre*
February 21  ||  Boston, MA  ||  Royale*
February 23  ||  Pittsburgh, PA  ||  Altar Bar*
February 24  ||  Cleveland, OH  ||  Beachland Ballroom*
February 25  ||  Ann Arbor, MI  ||  Blind Pig*
February 26  ||   Chicago, IL  ||  Metro*
February 27  ||  Minneapolis, MN  ||  Mill City Nights*
March 1  ||  Seattle, WA  ||   Neumos
March 2  ||  Portland, OR  ||  Star Theater
March 4  ||  San Francisco, CA  ||  Great American Music Hall
March 5  ||  Los Angeles, CA  ||  Teragram Ballroom*
March 6  ||  Phoenix, AZ  ||   Crescent Ballroom*
March 8  ||  Denver, CO  ||  Bluebird Theater
March 10  ||  Oklahoma City, OK  ||  ACM Performance Lab *
March 11  ||  Dallas, TX  ||  Granada Theater
March 12  ||  Houston, TX  ||  Warehouse Live *

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Ron Pope: One Way Ticket by Kelly Teacher and Kim Schlechta

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While recording, the band enlisted filmmaker Kelly Teacher (“No Cameras Allowed,” “Austin To Boston”) to create “One Way Ticket,” a feature-length documentary following the band as they record their debut album and tour the U.S.  The film uses the story of Ron Pope + The Nighthawks as a backdrop to explain the state of the contemporary music industry and how to forge a career in the new digital age.


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