José González kick´s off a string of North American tour dates June 13TH with an appearance at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. Additional festival appearances include the Sled Island Festival, in Calgary on June 28th, the Ottawa Blues Festival on July 3rd and the Austin City Limits Festival on September 27th. (full list of dates below)
González released his sophomore album "In Our Nature" on Mute September 2007. He recently completed a Green tour of North America with Reverb Rock ( www.reverbrock.org ) and digitally released the "In Our Nature Remixes EP" - featuring remixes from Todd Terje, Penchenga Nord, Beatfanatic, and Landberg & Skogehall - on Earth Day, April 22nd.
González also released the digital single "Teardrop" featuring the exclusive b-side "Four Forks Ache" on May 6th. ("Teardrop" is originally performed/recorded by Massive Attack).
"For a musician whose appeal seems to be an even, responsible, enlightened serenity -- don´t-wake-the-baby music -- he was nice and forceful, just alone with his instrument, his voice dry and his guitar laden with echo. Nylon-string guitars often produce a rounded sound, but with his economical, decisive, percussive strikes he made a sound like an ax splitting a log." -New York Times (Review of 3/11 show @ Highline Ballroom, New York, NY)
Tour Dates: June 2008 -- 13 - Bonnaroo Music Festival - Manchester, TN 14 - Headliners - Louisville, KY 15 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC 16 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ 17 - Iron Horse - Northampton, MA 18 - Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA 20 - Teatro Estudio Cavaret - Guadalajara, Mexico 21 - Lunario - Mexico City, Mexico 23 - Stone Church - Newmarket, NH 24 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT 25 - 400 Annniversary Festival (Le Grande Scene) - Quebec City, QC (Canada) 26 - St. Matthew´s Church - Halifax, NS (Canada) 28 - Sled Island Festival (Canada Olympic Plaza) - Calgary, AB (Canada) 30 - The Broadway Theatre - Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
July 2008 -- 02 - The Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB (Canada) 03 - Ottawa Bluesfest - Ottawa, ON (Canada)
September 2008 27 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX