Richard Shindell

The Careless Tour

The Careless Tour
Richard Shindell's new album, Careless, is officially released! Now the Careless Tour begins—in the U.S. on September 29 in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets are on sale now for all autumn dates. All current dates are listed below.

Get your copy of Careless at one of Richard's shows, or order online.

Careless represents the culmination of years of work, preparation, and growth. Meticulously recorded over three years in Upstate New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Careless might be an anachronism: at a time when the very idea of the record-album is called into question—when technological developments and listening habits challenge its status as the natural vehicle of an artist's presentation of new material—Shindell offers us an ambitious, luxurious, full-length statement. Accompanied by his co-producer Greg Anderson, engineer/arranger Scott Petito, and a group of A-list musicians, Shindell immersed himself in the studio, allowing the time and latitude to explore, experiment, take risks—to  play—as each of these eleven songs was given form and substance. While his signature acoustic guitar style is used to good effect here, Careless finds Shindell plugging in more. "Returning to the electric guitar has transformed my relationship with all aspects of my career," he says. "The wider sonic and dynamic range of the electric has been a real inspiration. Rejuvenating.”

Careless exhibits a wide thematic range, from terrestrial to celestial. It begins with seven songs whose feet are very much on the ground: the roots-of-rock’n’roll lope and twang of Stray Cow Blues; the epic mea culpa and pop catharsis of the title track; desire both human and insect in the “summer garden” of Infrared; the ruminant, dystopian, blues-grazing Deer on the Parkway; recovery and reconciliation between a father and daughter, in All Wide Open; a vintage instrument infused with the spirit of a prior owner in Your Guitar; and Abbie, wherein the disappearance of a beloved pet is explained. And from there to the view from above: the ether of Atlas Choking, heaven itself in Before You Go, and geosynchronous orbit in Satellites. With its only cover, The Dome, the album ends where it began: firmly on the ground, beneath a night sky, wondering, awaiting clarification.


Sept 29  MIM Music Theater, Phoenix, AZ
Oct 1  Brick 15, Del Mar, CA
Oct 2  McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA
Oct 5  Tales from the Tavern, Santa Ynez, CA
Oct 6  Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
Oct 8  Jung Institute of San Francisco [This is a lecture presentation; not a full concert.]
Oct 9  Hopmonk Tavern, Novato, CA
Oct 10  The Rendezvous, Chico, CA
Oct 11  House Concert, Eugene, OR (For reservations, email
Oct 12  Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR
Oct 13  The Royal Room, Seattle, WA  (with Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche)
Oct 14  The Royal Room, Seattle, WA  (with Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche)
Oct 15  Morso, Gig Harbor, WA
Oct 17  Vintage Wine Bar, Redding, CA
Oct 20  Steve's Guitars, Carbondale, CO
Oct 21  Friends House Concerts, Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 22  Swallow Hill Music, Denver, CO
Oct 23  Society Hall, Alamosa, CO
Nov 7  Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
Nov 9  Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Nov 10  CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, IA  (WITH DAR WILLIAMS)
Nov 11  SPACE, Evanston, IL
Nov 12  Princeton Coffeehouse, Princeton, IL
Nov 13  The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 17  Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 18  Auburn Public Theater, Auburn, NY
Nov 19  New Moon Coffeehouse, Haverhill, MA
Nov 21  Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
Nov 22  Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
Nov 23  Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
Nov 25  Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 27  Jammin Java, Vienna, VA

updated: 3 years ago