What songs will The Head and the Heart play in concert?
The Head and the Heart is going on the first major headlining tour of their career. They are bringing along an excellent mix of poppy folk material from their first album, The Head and the Heart, and the substantially darker and more introspective material from their 2013 follow-up, Let’s Be Still.
The setlist is perfectly balanced between these two releases, but with only two albums to their credit, it is hard to do any big setlist changes from one night to the next. This does keep things rather predictable, aside from some basic shuffling. The group opens the evening with the rambunctiously fun “Cats and Dogs,” and closes their main set with their extremely popular indie-pop jam, “Rivers and Roads.” The biggest setlist change occurs when they return for the encore, deciding to reintroduce with either an acoustic rendition of “The Basement” or the melancholy tune, “Ever Since (Chasing a Ghost).” Both have the same sort of energy.
The group likes to position the ever-popular “Winter Song” right in the middle of the setlist. Another popular fan song, “Summertime,” is often reserved for the end of the set and leads into the big orchestral closing number, “Down in the Valley.” They make a handful of slight adjustments to the beginning of their set, but they seem keep the same routine for the back half of the show.
The set is split almost exactly in half between their debut self-titled record and the recent Let’s Be Still. Because the group is on the indie imprint Sub Pop and they have no big single promotional pushes, the group is not forced to a single track that made their career. This gives them some nice flexibility that hopefully, with another album under their belt, they can flex with a little more determination.
Cats and Dogs
Lost in My Mind
10,000 Weight in Gold
Sounds Like Hallelujah
Rivers and Roads
Ever Since (Chasing a Ghost)
Let’s Be Still
Down in the Valley
How long is a The Head and the Heart concert?
The Head and the Heart has a pretty interesting studio output per individual tracks. Some songs are less than a minute while others are well over 5 minutes. This makes for a rather intriguing pace, and one that the group loves to toy around with onstage. The show length isn’t staggering, but it gets the job done at about 80-90 minutes.
The group likes to jam a bit with their longer songs, and the main set closer “Rivers and Roads” takes some soaring heights beyond what you hear on the studio recording.
Who is opening the show?
Lost in the Trees is standing as direct support for The Head and the Heart through the majority of their 2014 tour. The group blends orchestra, folk, and indie rock in a very stylistic and huge sound. They are three albums deep into their career, having just released Past Life in early 2014.
Who is The Head and the Heart’s publicist and press contact?
According to The Head and the Heart official Facebook page, they are represented by Zeitgeist Management. You can contact the company’s main email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The general manager for the group is Jordan Kurland, so mentioning his name may give you an edge in contact.
Do not hesitate to contact Kate Jackson, the group’s press contact at email@example.com. She is under collaboration with Grand State Management.
How do I get access to presale tickets for The Head and the Heart’s tour?
The Head and the Heart does not have a fan club that provides presale tickets, but they do have a campaign newsletter. Presale announcements, among other things, are sent to fans through the newsletter email campaign. The group also makes a number of announcements directly through their Facebook page.
Lastly, the independent resource Presale Passwords Info offers some passwords for a variety of shows this year. You need an account with TicketMaster as well as with the service to gain access and use the passwords.
“Like the band’s 2009 self-titled album, a distinct story arc is one of the piece’s strong points. Live, the Head and the Heart combined new and old songs to create yet another extended story through song, different but just as strong as what the Seattle group has sequenced in the studio.” – Robin Wheelers of KDHX Independent Music
“On the opening one-two punch of “Cats and Dogs” and “Couer d’Alene,” also the first two songs on the band’s first (and still strongest) full-length album, tambourine-tapping vocalist Josiah Johnson danced in a circle, punched the air, tugged at his shirt and finished the song sitting on the stage. On the next song — quirky, saloon swinger “Ghosts” — vocalist and violinist Charity Rose Thielen ran back to drummer Tyler Williams for a little face-to-face dance off. And all the while, Kenny Hensley’s poppy piano playing — old-fashioned, but alive in the moment — was just as animated as the vocalist’s energized antics.” – Piet Levy of JS Online Milwaukee
“The Head and The Heart has proven an inspiring live band from their early stops in SLC like gigs at Kilby Court and Slowtrain, and that hasn’t changed as they’ve moved into larger venues… That made the cozy confines of The Urban Lounge all the better place to see them Tuesday night–we won’t get to see them in that kind of environment again any time soon.” – Dan Nailen of SLCene
The Head and the Heart 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Quiet Life, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down
Started June 6, 2013 in Holmdel, New Jersey | Ended December 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois
The Head and the Heart 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Ben Sollee
Started March 4, 2012 in Lawrence, Kansas| Ended November 3, 2012 in Austin, Texas
The Head and the Heart 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Death Cab for Cutie (headliner)
Started January 31, 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee | Ended December 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington