Tour Dates — July 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

The Waterboys roll out additional dates for band’s ‘longest American tour ever’

The Waterboys' Mike Scott

The Waterboys continue to add dates to the band’s first full North American tour since 2007 — which bandlander Mike Scott has promised will be “the longest Waterboys American tour ever” — with five more concerts, including one at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, being added this week, with more still to come.

Since we last checked in with the tour, the U.S. leg in September and October — the band plays Canadian dates beginning Friday — has grown from 10 to 27 concerts, which you can see listed below.

Scott will be joined on the North American tour by longtime Waterboys fiddler Steve Wickham and a new batch of “hand-picked” American bandmates: Jay Barclay (guitar), Malcolm Gold (bass), Daniel Mintseris (keyboards) and Chris Benelli (drums).

The tour, which precedes concerts in Europe, the U.K. and Ireland in November and December, comes as Scott preps a 7-disc box set of material recorded during the sessions for the band’s classic 1988 album Fisherman’s Blues that’s due for release later in this year.


The Waterboys tour dates:

July 12: Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 13: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Supporting Great Big Sea)
July 15: Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
July 16: Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
July 17: The Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
July 19: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Free show)
July 21: Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada

July 27: Open East Festival, Stratford, London, UK
July 28: Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, UK
Aug. 2: Wickham Festival, Hampshire, UK
Aug. 3: Broggdren, Trondheim, Norway
Aug. 24: Pinkpop Classic Festival, Landgraaf, Holland
Aug. 25: Openairtheatre, Riviernhof, Antwerp, Belgium

Sept. 17: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sept. 19: The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, USA
Sept. 20: Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA, USA
Sept. 21: Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, USA
Sept. 25: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ, USA
Sept. 26: The Egg, Albany, New York, NY, USA
Sept. 27: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton Beach, NY, USA
Sept. 28: Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ, USA
Sept. 29: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Oct. 5: TBA, San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct. 6: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 7: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct. 8: Sunset Center, Carmel, CA, USA
Oct. 10: The Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR, USA
Oct. 11: Neptune Theater, Seattle, WA, USA
Oct. 12: Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID, USA
Oct. 13: The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Oct. 14: Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO, USA
Oct. 16: Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Oct. 17: Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL, USA
Oct. 19: Fitzgerald Theatre, St. Paul, MN, USA
Oct. 22: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., USA
Oct. 24: Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, MA, USA
Oct. 25: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Oct. 27: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA
Oct. 29: Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA, USA
Oct. 30: TBA, Austin, TX, USA

Nov. 21: Auditorium Della, Roma, Italy
Nov. 22: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy
Nov. 23: Auditorium Manzoni, Bologna, Italy
Nov. 24: Gran Teatro Geox, Padova, Italy
Nov. 26: Kursall, San Sebastian, Spain
Nov. 27: El Teatro de las Esquinas, Zaragoza, Spain
Nov. 28: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Nov. 29: Auditorio el Batel, Cartagena, Spain

Dec. 8: Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
Dec. 9: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
Dec. 10: Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
Dec. 11: Barbican, York, UK
Dec. 12: Alexandra, Birmingham, UK
Dec. 14: De la War Pavilion, Bexhill-on-the-Sea, East Sussex, UK
Dec. 15: New Theatre, Oxford, UK
Dec. 16: Guildford Glive, Guildford, UK
Dec. 17: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
Dec. 18: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
Dec. 20: Drogheda TLT, Ireland
Dec. 21: Killarney INEC, Ireland
Dec. 22: Galway Leisureland, Ireland
Dec. 23: Dublin Convention Centre, Ireland






  1. I’m so in for the Brooklyn show. Can’t wait. Thanks for posting this!

  2. David Vasquez

    How is 20 dates a long tour of the USA? You are not even playing Phoenix. SO I would have to drive 6 hours to LA to see a show

    • Jack Watters

      Looks like 26 dates to me as I count it. Considering their commercial presence in the last 15 years…this is probably as many dates they can play and make money. It is expensive to tour. Must go where the fans are. It’s worth the drive if you are a big fan.

  3. It is great that Mike and Steve are touring NA but I can’t help feeling a little disappointed that this will not be the leg that Anto Thistlethwaite and Trevor Hutchinson are playing. While I am sure the backing band for the NA shows is good, it would be awesome to see and hear Anto & Trevor in the band.

  4. Oh, please come to Tampa, FL. I miss you so much!

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