Since the February release of Tides of a Teardrop, Mandolin Orange’s sixth release, Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin have kept up a busy clip of appearances, navigating an international tour and life as new parents at once. On June 1, the Chapel Hill folk duo kicks off another tour. The four-month jaunt will begin in Virginia and end in Cary; in between, the band is slated to play dates on the East and West Coast, as well as in the Midwest, with a range of guests, including the Fruit Bats, Anaïs Mitchell, and Mountain Man.
Full tour dates are available here (the tour also includes a June performance in Charlotte, if you’re itching for a day trip). The first show will take place at the Blue Ridge Mountain Center in Galax, Virginia, where the band will share the stage with the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra, which will begin the evening with a special performance of Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring.
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