Photo credit: Maria Kanevskaya
Photo credit: Maria Kanevskaya

Critically acclaimed artist Thao & The Get Down Stay Down will tour North America next spring, kicking off March 25 in Portland and playing New York’s Webster Hall, Los AngelesRegent Theater, Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Thalia Hall in Chicago and more.

The band has gained a reputation for their widely toured live show, which WXPN praises as “blistering” and Brightest Young Things says is “steeped in attitude and energy. Thao Nguyen is a hell of a performer with an electric enthusiasm…she seems to command your feet to dance.” The dates follow a string of festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bumbershoot and more.

Presale tickets are available now via, with public on sale Friday, November 20. See full tour dates below.

The band recently finished recording a new album, due in the spring of 2016. Stay tuned for more news and watch a teaser here.

Based in San Francisco after growing up in Falls Church, VA, Thao Nguyen first picked up a guitar at age 12. She has released a trio of critically acclaimed records, 2008’s We Brave Bee Stings and All, 2009’s Know Better Learn Faster and 2013’s We The Common with her backing band The Get Down Stay Down. Nguyen has toured the world extensively, including a U.S. tour with the nationally syndicated NPR program “Radiolab,” and performed on an episode of PBS’ “Austin City Limits” last year.


December 31                            San Francisco, CA                                        The Masonic*
March 25                                   Portland, OR                                           Wonder Ballroom
March 26                                   Seattle, WA                                              Neptune Theatre
March 27                                   Vancouver, BC                                                  The Cobalt
March 30                                   Minneapolis, MN                              Fine Line Music Café†
March 31                                   Milwaukee, WI                                                 Turner Hall†
April 1                                        Chicago, IL                                                      Thalia Hall†
April 2                                        St. Louis, MO                                       The Ready Room†
April 3                                        Louisville, KY                                                   Headliners†
April 5                                        Asheville, NC                                                   Grey Eagle†
April 6                                        Nashville, TN                                                Mercy Lounge
April 7                                        Cincinnati, OH                                    Woodward Theater†
April 8                                        Millvale, PA                                          Mr. Smalls Theatre†
April 9                                        Toronto, ON                                                 Adelaide Hall‡
April 11                                      South Burlington, VT                  Higher Ground Ballroom‡
April 12                                      Cambridge, MA                                             The Sinclair‡
April 13                                      New York, NY                                               Webster Hall§
April 15                                      Washington, D.C.                                             9:30 Club§
April 16                                      Philadelphia, PA                                   Underground Arts†
April 17                                      Richmond, VA                                            The Broadberry
April 18                                      Carrboro, NC                                                  Cat’s Cradle
April 20                                      Atlanta, GA                                                   Terminal West
April 21                                      New Orleans, LA                                      One Eyed Jacks
April 22                                      Houston, TX                                   Warehouse Live Studio
April 23                                      Austin, TX                                                      The Mohawk
April 24                                      Dallas, TX                                                                  Trees
April 26                                      Albuquerque, NM                                             Launchpad
April 27                                      Phoenix, AZ                                    The Crescent Ballroom
April 28                                      Solana Beach, CA                                                 Belly Up
April 29                                      Los Angeles, CA                                 The Regent Theatre

*with The Decemberists
†with Saintseneca
‡with Little Scream
§with Saintseneca and Little Scream