Milk Carton Kids

The Milk Carton Kids for London’s Union Chapel

The Milk Carton Kids return to London in January as part of their first European headlining tour in almost two years.

The duo, who are hitting the road in support of their current album, Monterey, play Union Chapel in Islington on 22 January 2016.

‘Monterey’, which was released in May this year, was written on the stages of theatres, concert halls, and churches across North America. This approach to their third album enabled the Grammy nominated Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan to capture the same fearlessness usually only achieved in concert

A similar spontaneity was applied to recording their version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. Available digitally on 23 October, the song was recorded live on tour this autumn, using only one microphone.

The two years between the release of their second album, ‘The Ash & Clay’, and ‘Monterey’, were the busiest of the band’s five-year history. They earned a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, won Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards, were featured in the T Bone Burnett/Coen Brothers concert documentary ‘Another Day/Another Time’, and sold out a 55-city North American tour. They were also invited to pay tribute to Johnny Cash (on the Joe Henry-produced remake of ‘Bitter Tears’) and Emmylou Harris (at the concert The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris, alongside the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Alison Kraus, Iron & Wine, and Harris herself.

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