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Updated 22/05/23

Old news


Bonnie Prince Billy:
11/07/23 Denver, CO, Soiled Dove
12/07/23 Denver, CO, Soiled Dove
13/07/23 Fort Collins, CO, The Armory
14/07/23 Manitou Springs, CO, Lulu's Downstairs
15/07/23 Basalt, CO, TACAW (The Arts Campus at Willits) (above dates w/ Faun Fables)

07/09/23 Galveston, TX, The Old Quarter
08/09/23 Galveston, TX, The Old Quarter Galveston
09/09/23 Houston, TX, The Heights Theater
11/09/23 Elgin, TX, Lightnin' Bar
12/09/23 Austin, TX, Parish
13/09/23 Austin, TX, Parish
14/09/23 Dallas, TX, The Texas Theatre
15/09/23 San Antonio, TX, Lonesome Rose
16/09/23 Marfa, TX, The Crowley Theatre (above dates w/ Myriam Gendron)

26/09-01/10 Kingston, NY, Tubby's Kiingston, Tubby's 5 Year Anniversary Weekend

01/10/23 Montreal, Théâtre Rialto (w/ Beyries for POP Montreal International Music Festival) (check)

17/10/23 Tucson, AZ, 191 Toole
18/10/23 Phoenix, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum
19/10/23 Flagstaff, AZ, Coconino Center for the Arts
20/10/23 Albuquerque, NM, Fusion 708
21/10/23 Taos, NM, Taos Center for the Arts
22/10/23 Santa Fe, NM, San Miguel Chapel (above dates w/ Laurel Premo)

14/11/23 Pittsburgh, PA, 25 Carrick
19/11/23 Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theatre

Old tourdates:
10/05/23 Victoria, Canada, British Columbia, Capital Ballroom (w/ Patricia Wolf)
11/05/23 Vancouver, British Columbia, St. James Community Square (w/ Patricia Wolf)
12/05/23 Bellingham, WA, The Wild Buffalo (w/ Patricia Wolf)
13/05/23 Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre (w/ Patricia Wolf)
14/05/23 Portland, OR, Aladdin Theater (w/ Patricia Wolf)
15/05/23 Portland, OR, Aladdin Theater (w/ Michael Hurly)

Bonnie Prince Billy and Jon Langford: Song For Song
11/03/23 Minneapolis, MN, The Cedar Cultural Center (6.00 pm) (info)
11/03/23 Minneapolis, MN, The Cedar Cultural Center (9.00 pm)

Bonnie Prince Billy
19-20/11/22 Chicago, IL, Constellation, Letters to Santa

Nijmegen, Doornroosje
06/12/22 Amsterdam, Paradiso
07/12/22 Frankfurt, Zoom
08/12/22 Antwerpen, De Roma
09/12/22 London, Hackney Church

Louisville, KY, Edenside Sanctuary (fundraiser for Story's Lighthouse)

Urbana, IL, Channing Murray Foundation
05/11/22 Berwyn. IL, Fitzgerald's (w. Jon Langford)
05/11/22 Berwyn. IL, Fitzgerald's
06/11/22 Indianapolis, IN, Shelton Auditorium

Brooklyn, NY, Jalopy Theatre, Brooklyn Folk Festival

San Francisco, CA, The Chapel (w/ Kidi Band)
San Francisco, CA, The Chapel (w/ Ari Micich)
Santa Cruz, CA, Kuumbwa Jazz (w/ evicshen)
Paso Robles, CA, Hubba Winery (w/ evicshen)
Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Library (w/ evicshen)

Woodstock, VT, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre w/ Footings and Empath
14/08/22 Keene, NH, Nova Arts w/ Footings and Myriam Gendron & Party of the Sun
15/08/22 Turners Falls, MA, The Shea Theatre w/ Footings and A.P.I.E (Animal Piss is Everywhere)
17/08/22 Lowell, MA, Mill No. 5 w/ Footings and Charlie Chronopoulos
18/08/22 Kittery, ME, Black Birch w/ Footings and Dead Gowns (solo), Modern Fools (solo)
19/08/22 Portland, ME, SPACE w/ Footings and Asa Irons
20/08/22 Cambridge MA, Brattle Theatre
14/09/22 San Francisco, CA, The Chapel
15/09/22 San Francisco, CA, The Chapel
16/09/22 Santa Cruz, CA, Kuumbwa Jazz
17/09/22 Paso Robles, CA, Hubba Winery
18/09/22 Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Library

07/08/22 Louisville, KY, The Whirling Tiger, Hymns for the Holler: A Concert for Appalshop, Part 1

Saugatuck, MI, Ox-Bow School of Art for the Ox-Bow Benefit Summer Concert

Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall - performance & conversation (info)
May 27-29 2022
North Adams, MA, Solid Sound Festival


•The new
Bonnie Prince Billy album Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You is available for pre-order now, check here, here and here. To be released August 11.
Check the various bundle options and look and listen to
Bananas (22/05/23)

Jaye Jayle will release his album Don’t Let Your Love Life Get You Down on July 14 through Pelagic Records. Bonnie Prince Billy sings along on When We Are Dogs, more here (21/04/23)

Thee Conductor will release his album Ennoia in November 2023. Bonnie Prince Billy sings on the album (21/04/23)

•To be released: a new
Bonnie Prince Billy album: Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You. The album will be presented April 20 at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.
This is a special evening of recorded music shared with the public for the first time accompanied by visualizations conceived, juxtaposed, and assembled by Ryan Daly (thanks ray)(21/03/23)

•Released on February 3 and already sold out...:
Palace Things 12" by Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney with Mdou Moctar (read here) (thanks ray)(15/02/23)

•Released January the 1st:
Can You Hear Me? The Sing-Along Album by Cheyenne Mize & Special Guests. One of the guests is Will Oldham singing along on I Love written by Tom T. Hall (thanks Martin)(10/01/23)

•Matt Kivel's album
bend reality ~ like a wave is out now, check here for the digital version and for pre-orders the physical version. Bonnie Prince Billy sings on 3 songs (15/10/22)

•Pre-orders of
Shorty's Ark include a download card to access the unreleased demo version of "Shorty's Ark," as performed by Matt Sweeney (01/10/22)
The book is coming out April 21, 2023. It is a collaborative effort between
Will Oldham and graphic artist Lori Damiano.

•Listen to a new song from the upcoming album of
Matt Kivel: amagansett (feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) (24/09/22)

Matt Kivel will release Bend Reality - Like A Wave on limited edition LP. Bonnie Prince Billy sings along on three songs, check here (04/09/22)

•First released through the
Happy Hollerdays 2021 compilation, now available separately from here: Outsider from the Ramones by Bonnie Prince Billy featuring Chris Scruggs, William Tyler,
Pete Townsend
and D.C. Berman (12/08/22)

Shorty's Ark, coming out April 2023: a book for young readers, a collaborative effort between Will Oldham and graphic artist Lori Damiano, based on the song by Oldham and Matt Sweeney (thanks Charles)(31/07/22)

Matt Kivel and Bonnie Prince Billy sing a duet on Find Love, buy here (thanks Léon)(31/07/22)

•Take a look to
the video where Bonnie Prince Billy plays Home by Joan Shelley (05/07/22)

•Take a look to the video that comes with the
Andrew Rhinehart & Bonnie Prince Billy cover of Friend Of The Devil, start here (20/05/22)

•On May 6 at 10 am PST (18.00h GMT, 19.00h in Amsterdam)
Antiquated Future will release two career spanning retrospective cassettes of rare, alternate, or live versions of
Palace Music and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy songs (06/05/22)

•Just released:
High & High & Mighty. A new album by Bonnie Prince Billy on Haha Institute (03/05/22)

Can You Hear Me? was developed by host Cheyenne Mize as an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin in 2019-2020.
Will Oldham and Cheyenne sing I Love in season 2, episode 2 of this podcast (15/04/22)

other news

•Listen to
Vish Khanna's Ep. #775, with Will Oldham & Lori Damiano (21/05/23)

•Listen to a new song by
Bonnie Prince Billy here (21/05/23)

•Check the
Talkhouse Podcast: Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) with David Wax (thanks ray)(07/05/23)

•February 9 had
Will Oldham talking to Keith Waits on Louisville ARTxFM. Amongst other things talking about a brand new album coming up in a few months and playing You May Want To Stay (15/02/23)

Night Of The Bastard, a movie by Eric Boccio has a brand new song by Bonnie Prince Billy: You May Want To Stay (15/02/23)

•Listen to
Good To My Girls as performed by Bonnie Prince Billy (15/10/22)

•Listen to
The Way as performed by Bonnie Prince Billy (09/10/22)

Emmett Kelly has produced Seance! With Zabrecky. The album comes out on In The Red records (01/10/22)

Alan Licht released a CD version with remastered audio and updated artwork from the original digital version of Three Chords and a Sword: Solo Cover Versions 1988-2021
It has a cover of Stable Will (24/09/22)

•Listen to
Brogan's Run Episode 8: Will Oldham (thanks ray)(04/09/22)

Listen to WRSI with Bonnie Prince Billy on Baby Jessica, Johnny Cash & shape-note singing (thanks John)(19/08/22)

•Check out
this Rig Rundown with Matt Sweeney and Emmett Kelly form Superwolves (20/05/22)

•Check out this
Essential Tremors podcast with Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy (03/05/22)