Better Than Ezra Announce Return of the Legends of the Fall Tour, After Pilgrimage Festival Date

Better Than Ezra Announce Return of the Legends of the Fall Tour, After Pilgrimage Festival Date

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NASHVILLE, TENN. — Having thrilled audiences for more than three decades with their infectious anthems and raucous, high-energy live shows, New Orleans Alt-Rock icons Better Than Ezra announce the RETURN OF LEGENDS OF THE FALL 2023 TOUR. Tickets for the 10-city headlining run, which follows up last year’s successful LEGENDS OF THE FALL TOUR, are on sale Friday (7/14) at 10 a.m. (local time) at

The band will also perform their regular spot at Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin in mid-September. Kevin Griffin is the founder of the magical festival.

Announced dates, cities, and venues of the RETURN OF LEGENDS OF THE FALL 2023 TOUR:NOVEMBER
3  | Beverly, MA – The Cabot
4  | Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre
5  | Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
8  | Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
10| Baton Rouge, LA – L’Auberge Casino & Hotel
11| Dallas, TX – House of Blues
12| Houston, TX – House of Blues
14| Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
16| Chicago, IL – House of Blues
17| Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom“Like every great sequel…Magic Mike XXLSpeed 2: Cruise Control, and The Next Karate Kid, Better Than Ezra’s Return of Legends of the Fall will be bigger, bolder and sexier,” shares Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin. “We can’t wait to bring it to a town near you!”
Better Than Ezra’s Tom Drummond adds, “I’m stoked to make this tour an annual thing and am very excited to have new music to go with it!”
Better Than Ezra’s highly-anticipated fall tour comes on the heels of headlining summer tour dates across the U.S., in addition to a slew of shows alongside Train. Their summer trek sees the four-piece band (Kevin Griffin – vocals, guitar, keyboards; Tom Drummond – bass guitar; Michael Jerome Moore – percussion; James “Jim” Arthur Payne Jr. – guitar, keyboards) gracing some of the nation’s most cherished stages, kicking things off in Los Angeles at the famed El Rey Theatre on July 18, touching down at Denver’s Bluebird Theater on August 1, before heading East and putting an exclamation point on their summer by wrapping things up at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena on August 19 alongside TrainAnnounced dates, cities, and venues of Better Than Ezra’s summer tour:

18  | Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
19  | Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
20  | Modesto, CA – The Fruit Yard Amphitheater*
21  | Napa, CA – Oxbow RiverStage Concert Series*
22  | Sparks, NV – Nugget Event Center*
23  | Menlo Park, CA – The Guild Theatre
25  | Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater*
27  | Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center*
28  | Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater*
29  | Sandpoint, ID – War Memorial Field*


1  | Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
2  | Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
4  | Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater*
5  | Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center for the Arts*
6  | Oshkosh, WI – Leach Amphitheater*
8  | Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
9  | Fort Wayne, IN – Foellinger Theatre*
11| Middletown, PA – Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey
12| Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!*
13| Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest*
15| Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of Homer
17| Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
18| Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Ampitheater*
19| Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*

* With Train In addition to the announcement of their new fall tour dates, Better Than Ezra are also releasing a brand-new single, “Mystified” — their first new song drop since 2018. Produced by BTE singer-guitarist Kevin Griffin, alongside Emery Dobyns, “Mystified” — all slashing guitar and urgent vocals — marks the band’s first offering from their forthcoming, highly-anticipated ninth studio album (Round Hill Records).

Since forming in 1988 at Louisiana State University, Better Than Ezra have been on a rocket ride through the Rock world, definitively making their presence felt at every turn. The band exists in rare air among their peers having occupied spots on Billboard’s “100 Greatest Alternative Songs of All Time” and “100 Greatest Alternative Artists of All Time.” Better Than Ezra was a prominent fixture on radio and MTV in the Nineties, thanks in large part to the monumental success of their cherished 1993 independent album, DELUXE, which included standout fan-favorite “Good,” a multi-platinum selling #1 hit on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks Chart.
Songs, albums, live performances — some are simply timeless. From their early roots, circa 1988, playing house parties at Louisiana State University, Better Than Ezra have made their mark on the music world in a major way. Yes, the New Orleans quartet, founded by Kevin Griffin [lead vocals, guitar, piano] and Tom Drummond [bass, backing vocals], who unleash hummable melodies, unshakable guitar riffs, and confessional lyrics, have stood the test of time — from 1995’s #1 hit “Good” all the way to Taylor Swift’s famous 2010 cover of the Better Than Ezra classic “Breathless.” And they’re still going strong: the Alt-Rock icons are headlining monumental live shows all year long. Named one of the “100 Greatest Alternative Artists of All Time” by Billboard — and even inspiring  a classic Saturday Night Live skit — Better Than Ezra are currently in the studio working on new music for their forthcoming, highly-anticipated ninth studio album set to be released via Round Hill Records.


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