Keep a weather eye out for the double-header California Fantasy Tour as it reaches these shores this coming weekend. Featuring the individual and considerable talents of GospelbeacH and Miranda Lee Richards it promises to bring us a kaleidoscopic wealth of dreamy psychedelic, country, folk, and indie-pop music from America’s Golden Coast.
Formed in 2014 by vocalist and guitarist Brent Rademaker who had previously established a great name for himself in the bands Beachwood Sparks, Further, and The Tyde, GospelbeacH will be making their first ever appearances in this country. They will be showcasing songs from their recently released second album Another Summer Of Love which continues a grand tradition of cosmic country and roots rock that can be traced all the way back to the Grateful Dead, Gram Parsons and The Byrds.
Joining them on these dates will be the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and erstwhile Brian Jonestown Massacre member Miranda Lee Richards. Expect to hear material from her new album Existential Beast on what will undoubtedly be one of the great double-bills of the summer.
The tour starts at the already sold-out Green Man Festival this weekend before moving onto Brighton, London, Glasgow, York and Manchester. Four more dates in Norway and Sweden will then follow.
The full California Fantasy Tour schedule is:
19th August – Green Man Festival SOLD OUT
21st August – Brighton Prince Albert
22nd August – London Betsy Trotwood (Brent Rademaker solo show)
23rd August – London Moth Club
25th August – Glasgow Mono
26th August – York The Crescent
27th August – Manchester The Castle
29th August – Oslo Café Mono
31st August – Malmo Folk A Rock
1st September – Gothenburg Pustervik
2nd September – Stockholm STHLM Americana