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Personal, affecting and beautifully delicate, Adriannne Lenker and the rest of Big Thief present what can only be a special night of music and storytelling. The latest tour, to support their phenomenal new album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, will see The Sage become home to the worlds created within Lenker’s lyricism and the band’s sharp instrumentation.

With the mammoth album contorting into an exploration of a variety of branches within folk music, it runs across a myriad of tones both thematically and instrumentally. From the sparse and the subtle to the more bustling and boisterous, Big Thief outdid themselves with a record full of heart, life and truth!

Evolving the setlist with every show, each Big Thief performance is a unique and personalized experience that feels cultivated specifically for that moment, as has always been their forte. The music feels both like it taps into universal hardships and experiences but is also wholly intimate and direct. With shows plucking the set from throughout any of the five Big Thief releases, the show is a guaranteed success for any fan of the band’s special strand of indie folk.

Big Thief are on at Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 5th April.


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