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Three men, from three countries, combining three-part harmonies, resulting in one unique sound. The berlin-based indie-folk band is comprised of IanHooper(US/Ireland), Claudio Donzelli(Italy), and Craig Saunders (UK).
International Folk Trio Mighty Oaks Announce
New Single Out Today; European Tour 2020
“All Things Go” Available Now
Band To Open For The Lumineers Throughout Europe in November 2019
Berlin based indie-folk trio comprised of Ian Hooper (US), Claudio Donzelli (Italy) and Craig Saunders (UK) are poised to announce a brand new single with the arrival of “All Things Go” this October and will embark on a series of European dates with The Lumineers this November.
A fateful elevator ride in Munich brought two souls shoulder to shoulder, and led to a lifetime together. A life of bliss, albeit a fleeting one. In the new Mighty Oaks single “All Things Go,” Ian Hooper recounts the story of his parents in parable on the beauty and transience of the moment.” My dad was a broke American graduate student in Munich in the early 80’s and he was invited to a dinner party by a stranger he met on the street. Intrigued as to whether this was a date or not, and never one to pass up a free meal, he accepted the invitation. He shared an elevator on his way up to the flat with another guest to the party, and she would become my mother”. What followed was a transatlantic love story, two kids, and the early death of Hooper’s mother.
Together with his band mates Craig Saunders and Claudio Donzelli, Hooper brings their story back to life: “From Multyfarnham / All the way back to Gig Harbor / And I still feel your hands / Holding mine back”, he sings to the tune of laid-back acoustic guitars, travelling back to the places of his youth. “These are towns and places in the US and Ireland that mean a lot to my family and me. Most people will never know these places, but it means the world to me to know that my family will hear these towns immortalized in music.”
“All Things Go” is not only a tender song about real love, but also a candid reflection on the brevity of life, on loss, farewells, and ultimately acceptance. “Death is a recurring theme in our music”, Hooper explains, “this song is about letting go. Sometimes it happens sooner than you’d have liked. That’s not unfair, it’s how life is. Accepting that takes time, but I’m at a point now where I can accept it as part of being here”.
With this new song Mighty Oaks announce their third album, set for release in 2020 and “All Things Go” bridges the gap between their last acoustic EP the new chapter in their band history. A history that began over ten years ago in a living room in Berlin has lead to two records, hundreds of gigs across the world, and shared stages with the likes of Kings of Leon, The Lumineers and Chvrches.
This November, Mighty Oaks join The Lumineers as special guests on the European leg of their tour, followed by the band’s own European headline tour in February 2020 and North-American dates in spring.
Dates: European Tour 2020
2/17 – München, Muffathalle (GER)
2/18 – Wien, Arena (AUT)
2/19 – Zürich, Kaufleuten (CH)
2/20 – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn (GER)
2/21 – Luxemburg, Rotondes (LUX)
2/23 – Paris, Les Etoiles (FRA)
2/25 – London, Jazz Cafe (UK)
2/26 – Brussels, AB Club (BEL)
2/27 – Dortmund, Konzerthaus (GER)
2/28 – Amsterdam, Melkweg Old Hall (NL)
2/29 – Köln, Live Music Hall (GER)
3/2 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (GER)
3/3 – Hamburg, Gr Freiheit (GER)
3/4 – Berlin, Huxleys (GER)
3/6 – Copenhagen, Vega (DK)
3/7 – Stockholm, Nalen Klubb (SWE)
3/8 – Oslo, Parkteatret (NOR)
Dates: Special Guest @ The Lumineers 2019
11/1 Lisbon, Campo Pequeno Bullring
11/2 Madrid, Wizink Center
11/4 Milan, Alcatraz
11/6 – Switzerland, Zurich Halle 622
11/7 – Munich, Zenith
11/9 – Vienna, Gasometer
11/10 – Prague, Forum Karlin
11/13 – Hamburg, Sporthalle
11/14 – Berlin, Verti Music Hall
11/16 – Brussels, AB
11/18 – Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
11/19 – Cologne, Palladium
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MIGHTY OAKS ANNOUNCE 2020 NORTH AMERICA TOUR
TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF BAND’S ALBUM ALL THINGS GO
NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASE FEBRUARY 2, 2020 THROUGH BMG
Mighty Oaks, the international folk-indie band, consisting of Ian Hooper (US), Claudio Donzelli (Italy) and Craig Saunders (UK), are announcing a tour of North America starting March 28 in Toronto, ON. While the band has played shows in the region, the 2020 spring run represents the first time the band has played a full tour of North America.
The Berlin based band recently released a single “All Things Go” ahead of an album of the same name which is scheduled to come out on February 7, 2020 through BMG. The album is available for pre-order here.
“We can hardly wait to get back on the road in North America,” says singer Ian Hooper. “The combination of the energy that the crowds there bring, and the scenic diversity across the continent make it for one of the most exciting and memorable touring experiences for our band.
The band is currently touring Europe opening for The Lumineers‘ and looks forward to playing “All Things Go”live. Since they began ten years ago in a living room in Berlin the band has done hundreds of gigs across the world, and shared stages with the likes of Kings of Leon, Milky Chance and Chvrches.
3/28 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
3/29 Montreal, QC – Le Ministère
3/31 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
4/01 Boston, MA – Great Scott
4/03 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
4/04 Washington DC – DC9
4/06 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle Back Room
4/08 Nashville, TN – The High Watt
4/09 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
4/10 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
4/13 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
4/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
4/16 Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
4/17 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
4/18 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
4/20 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
4/22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
4/23 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
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