Little Feat will let fans help determine the setlists for their aptly-named “By Request Tour.” The excursion consists of two legs with one scheduled for this November and another set for January 2022. Additionally, the band released a video for their 2020 single “When All Boats Rise.”
The Little Feat lineup that will hit the road for the “By Request Tour” features longtime members keyboardist Bill Payne, bassist Kenny Gradney, percussionist Sam Clayton and multi-instrumentalist Fred Tackett joined by guitarist Scott Sharrard and drummer Tony Leone. On September 20, the 52-year-old band will assemble in Nashville for a livestream concert followed by a full-band Q&A session presented by 237 Global with a 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT start time.
While details of how fans can participate in curating the setlist are coming soon to Littlefeat.net, the band announced the dates for the “By Request Tour” via Relix. Little Feat begins the excursion at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on November 11. The sextet will then hit Ithaca, New York; Morristown, New Jersey; Huntington, New York; Albany, New York; Northampton, Massachusetts; Lowell, Massacusetts; Burlington, Vermont and Portland, Maine between November 12 – 21.
The 2022 leg starts in the Carolinas at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville on January 19 and at the Charleston Music Hall on January 20. Jack Broadbent will open all shows on both legs of the tour besides the stops in Asheville and Charleston. Little Feat and Broadbent head to Florida to cap the run with dates in Daytona Beach on January 22, Fort Lauderdale on January 23, Clearwater on January 25, Melbourne on January 26 and Fort Pierce on January 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 16 with VIP packages available tomorrow (Wednesday, July 14).
Little Feat’s “When All Boats Rise” video was directed and animated by Rip Bang Pictures’ Dick Bangham. The visual incorporates photos from Payne, Dragan Tasic, Danny Clinch and Jon Cornick. Amy Helm and Catherine Russell contributed backing vocals to “When All Boats Rise,” which will be available on streaming services this Friday, July 16.
Watch Little Feat’s “When All Boats Rise” video below: