Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to turn up the summer heat at York Barbican on June 27. When do tickets go on sale?

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: Summertime blues, folk, soul and Americana at York Barbican. Picture: Danny Clinch

NATHANIEL Rateliff & The Night Sweats will play York Barbican on June 27 as the only Yorkshire venue on their South Of Here six-date British summer tour.

Noted for supplying the zeal of a whisky-chugging Pentecostal preacher to songs of shared woes, old-fashioned rhythm & blues singer and songwriter Rateliff, 45, will showcase his band’s recently finished new album, set for release on June 28 as the follow-up to 2021’s The Future

Raised in Herman, Missouri, Rateliff started by playing in his family’s band at church, whereupon music became an obsession for him and his friends. At 19, he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked night shifts at a bottle factory and a trucking company while testing out songs at open-mic nights. 

Since 2015, Rateliff has led the high-octane, denim-clad, horn-flanked The Night Sweats, whose self-titled debut album that year sold more than a million records worldwide.

Second album Tearing At The Seams arrived in March 2018, followed by his first solo album in seven years, 2020’s And It’s Still Alright, on the Stax label; the live Red Rocks 2020, recorded in an empty Red Rocks Amphitheatre during Rateliff’s mid-September run of socially distanced shows that year, and 2021’s The Future, again on Stax.

The poster for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ South Of Here Tour

This summer’s South Of Here dates will follow Rateliff’s forthcoming performances of the Leonard Cohen songbook backed by a full orchestra in Denver, Toronto and Montreal. The shows originated in Denver where Rateliff is a part of the Colorado Symphony’s first class of Imagination Artist series with Broadway’s Mary Mitchell Campbell and RZA from the Wu Tang Clan.

Rateliff & The Night Sweats will play a string of mainland European festivals this summer, from Norway to Spain, Germany to Portugal. Cornish indie rock, grunge, blues and Americana band will be the support act on the UK itinerary and elsewhere too.

In the line-up will be: Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Pat Meese (drums, percussion, keys), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (organ, keys), Andreas Wild (saxophone), Daniel Hardaway (trumpet) and Jeff Dazey (saxophone). 

Tour tickets will go on sale on Friday (16/2/2024) at 10am at, and via

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