Lydia Loveless album cover for Real. Courtesy by: Sacks & Co.
Lydia Loveless album cover for Real. Courtesy by: Sacks & Co.

New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago Experience Loveless on Tour

Lydia Loveless, singer and songwriter, originally from Columbus, Ohio, has recently released Real on Bloodshot Records.

This fall Lydia Loveless and her live band will hit the road for +40 concerts featuring Tommy Stinson and Drive-By Truckers.


The band is comprised with Lydia Loveless on guitar and lead vocals, Todd May on guitar, vocals, Ben Lamb performs bass, Jay Gasper plays pedal steel, Andy Harrison on guitar and keys, along with George Hondroulis on drums.

Real was recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios in Loveless’ home state of Ohio and was engineered and produced by Joe Viers, also known as (Dr. John).

Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless photo by: David T Kindler. Courtesy by: Sacks & Co.
Lydia Loveless photo by: David T Kindler. Courtesy by: Sacks & Co.

“Because I feel like I spent my formative years flopping around like a fish, masking pain with substance abuse and somewhat ashamed of who I was—a hayseed, a phony, I felt—it was absolutely necessary for me to become a stronger, more confident human, or I was going to die. Real is my sort of love letter to that realization, that my existence was just as valid as any other.” – Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless’ Real, is now available via Bloodshot Records. It has recently appeared at #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #7 on the Billboard Folk/Americana Chart.

Watch live tracks from the band’s performance on CBS Saturday Sessions music series. Browse over tour dates for their expansive fall tour across the United States.

Saturday Sessions: Lydia Loveless performs "Same To You"

Saturday Sessions: Lydia Loveless performs "Longer"

Lydia Loveless on the Road

Tour Dates

Date | Location | Venue

September 8—Columbus, OH —Ace Of Cups
September 9—Indianapolis, IN—The HiFi
September 10—Madison, WI—The Frequency
September 11—Milwaukee, WI—Colectivo on Prospect
September 14—Champaign, IL—The Accord
September 15—St. Louis, MO––The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
September 16––Louisville, KY––Zanzabar
September 17––Cleveland, OH––Grog Shop
September 22––Nashville, TN–– Americana Fest @ The Anchor
September 23––Nashville, TN–– Bloodshot and Pandora AmericanaFest Backyard Bash @ The Groove (solo)
September 24–Minneapolis, MN–First Avenue*
September 25–Sioux Falls, SD–The District*
September 28––Missoula, MT––The Wilma*
September 29––Seattle, WA––The Showbox*
September 30––Portland, OR––Wonder Ballroom*
October 1––Portland, OR––Wonder Ballroom*
October 2––Vancouver, BC––Rickshaw*
October 5––Sacramento, CA––Ace of Spades*
October 6––San Francisco, CA––The Fillmore*
October 7––San Francisco, CA––The Fillmore*
October 8––Stateline, NV––Montbleu Rescort Casino*
October 11––Los Angeles, CA––Teragram Ballroom*
October 12––Los Angeles, CA––Teragram Ballroom*
October 13––Solana Beach, CA––Belly Up*
October 14––San Luis Obispo, CA––The Fremont Theater*
October 15––Scottsdale, AZ––Live Wire*
October 18––Austin, TX––Antone’s
October 19––Houston, TX––Continental Club
October 21––Birmingham, AL––The Saturn
October 22––Atlanta, GA––Terminal West
November 4––Pontiac, MI––Pike Room
November 5––Toronto, ON––Adelaide Hall
November 6––Ithaca, NY––The Dock
November 7––Burlington, VT––Higher Ground
November 9––Portsmouth, NH––The Music Hall Loft
November 10––Allston, MA––Great Scott
November 11––Philadelphia, PA––MilkBoy
November 12––Charlottesville, VA––The Southern
November 13––Washington, DC––Rock & Roll Hotel
November 15––Pittsburgh, PA––Club Cafe
November 16––New York, NY––Bowery Ballroom
November 19––Chicago, IL––Metro
#with Tommy Stinson
*with Drive-By Truckers
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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.