BUTCH WALKER TO PLAY FULL ALBUMS AND TWITTER REQUESTS AT FOUR SOLD-OUT SCHUBA’S TAVERN SHOWS
‘I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart’ (One Haven Music) Out 02/09 On Vinyl And 02/23 On CD/Digital
LA-based singer-songwriter and producer Butch Walker returns to Chicago January 5, 6, 7, and 8 for a career-spanning series at Schuba’s Tavern. Walker will play a different album from his back catalog in its entirety each of the first three nights. On January 8, he will treat fans to a special set of brand new songs from his just announced album ‘I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart’ (One Haven Music) plus other requests and one cover, submitted by fans via Twitter using the hashtag #butchwalkersetlist.
After Chicago, Walker will play another sold-out, four-night run in his hometown Atlanta, January 13-16 at 7 Stages Theater. He completed similar residencies in LA and NYC in December, both of which sold out instantly.
Butch Walker in Chicago:
Jan 5 – Performing ‘Letters’
Jan 6 – Performing ‘The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker…’
Jan 7 – Performing ‘Sycamore Meadows’
Jan 8 – Performing new songs and fan favorites
Butch Walker in Atlanta:
Jan 13 – Performing new songs and fan favorites
Jan 14 – Performing ‘Letters’
Jan 15 – Performing ‘The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker…
Jan 16 – Performing ‘Sycamore Meadows’
About ‘I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart’:
Butch’s new album ‘I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart’ (One Haven Music) is about beginnings, endings, and the long journey in between. The album, featuring eleven new songs co-written by Walker and his new songwriting partner Michael Trent, will be released exclusively on vinyl on February 9, followed by a CD/digital release on February 23.
Unlike Walker’s previous, critically acclaimed solo works, ‘I Liked It Better’ was recorded quickly and collaboratively, with his band The Black Widows. “We literally went into the studio the day after our tour ended,” recalls Walker. “So the wheels were greased.” The album was recorded mostly “live” over just five days, using first and second takes. Strings were subsequently added at Abbey Road Studios in the UK, providing some of the album’s most interesting textures.