American Aquarium’s BJ Barham to Hit Every Damn State in Lower 48 on Acoustic Tour

Photo: Miguel Emmanuelli Photography
Photo: Miguel Emmanuelli Photography

Nobody’s ever accused American Aquarium or its frontman BJ Barham of not working hard enough to achieve the dream. As one of the hardest touring outfits out there, they’ve earned every dedicated fan they have by sweating it out in clubs across the country, and putting every ounce of energy into the music. It’s doing music the hard way on purpose to keep it tied to the true themes in life, and relevant to those that try to put their cares away when they come out to a show.

American Aquarium recently went through a lineup change, but has assured everyone they’re not going anywhere despite rumors to the contrary, but part of the summer plans are for frontman BJ Barham to go on a whirlwind acoustic tour where he will play at least one show in every single one of the contiguous lower 48 of the United States, including the District of Columbia, and three shows in Texas. That’s 53 shows in 59 days. Better hope the vehicle doesn’t break down.

Starting in Charleston, WV on May 7th, and ending in Burlington, VT on July 7th, Barham will play solo sets in mostly acoustic listening rooms, featuring songs off of his recent solo album Rockingham, and other selections from American Aquarium’s 11-year run. This is one tour folks can’t complain ain’t coming to their part of the country.

Tickets for many of the venues are now on sale.

5/7-Charleston,WV-The Empty Glass
5/8-Richmond,VA-The Camel
5/9-Raleigh,NC- The Pour House Music Hall
5/10-Charleston,SC- PURE Theatre
5/11-Charlotte,NC- Visulite Theatre
5/12-Jacksonville,FL- Jack Rabbits
5/13-Atlanta,GA- Eddie’s Attic
5/15-Nashville,TN- City Winery
5/16-Birmingham,AL- Saturn Birmingham
5/17-Oxford,MS- Proud Larry’s
5/18-Baton Rouge,LA- Dyson House Listening Room
bj-barham-the-great-48-poster5/19-Houston,TX- McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
5/20-Austin,TX- PARISH
5/22-Fort Worth,TX- Shipping & Receiving
5/23-Oklahoma City,OK- The Blue Door
5/24-Little Rock,AR- The White Water Tavern
5/25-St Louis,MO- OFF BROADWAY
5/26-Lawrence,KS- The Bottleneck
5/27-Denver,CO- Marquis Theatre
5/29-Roswell,NM- Pecos Flavors Winery
5/30-Phoenix,AZ- The Rebel Lounge
5/31-Las Vegas,NV- Beauty Bar
6/1-Hermosa Beach,CA- Saint Rocke
6/2-San Francisco,CA- Hotel Utah
6/3-Portland,OR- The White Eagle
6/4-Seattle,WA- Tractor Tavern
6/6-Boise,ID- The Olympic
6/7-Salt Lake City,UT- The Loading Dock
6/8-Jackson,WY- Town Square Tavern
6/9-Bozeman,MT- Live From The Divide
6/10-Fargo,ND- The Aquarium
6/11-Hill City,SD- Miner Brewing Company
6/13-Omaha,NE- Reverb Lounge
6/14-Des Moines,IA- Gas Lamp
6/15-Minneapolis,MN- First Avenue & 7th St Entry
6/16-Milwaukee,WI- Colectivo Coffee
6/17-Chicago, IL- Schubas
6/18-Bloomington,IN- The Bishop
6/20-Louisville, KY- Zanzabar
6/21-Columbus, OH- Rumba Cafe
6/22-Jackson,MI- Weatherwax Hall at The JSO
6/23-Pittsburgh,PA- Club Cafe
6/24-Portsmouth,NH- The Music Hall
6/25-Portland,ME- One Longfellow Square
6/26-Cambridge,MA-Middle East Upstairs
6/27-Providence,RI-Columbus Theatre
6/28-New Haven,CT-cafe nine
6/29-Brooklyn,NY- Knitting Factory
6/30-Asbury Park,NJ- THE SAINT
7/1-Rehoboth Beach, DE- Dogfish Head
7/2-Washington,DC- The Hamilton
7/3-Baltimore,MD- Baltimore Soundstage
7/7-Burlington,VT- Club Metronome