California’s ALO is elated to announce their 16th annual Tour d’Amour, a west coast jaunt that takes them through their home state as well as Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Next year’s tour will see them return to some of their favorite rooms on the west coast, where they’ll be joined by special guest Rainbow Girls on most dates, with Hot Buttered Rum and Orgone joining them in Nevada, and Ron Artis II joining them at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore.
ALO formed over 20 years ago on the UC Santa Barbara campus, but Bay Area natives Zach Gill (keys/vocals), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar/vocals), and Steve Adams (bass/vocals) have been playing together since their early teens. The most recent member Ezra Lipp (drums/vocals) has been in the band full-time since Tour d'Amour XII in 2018. The band has built a beloved catalog of thoughtful material, with echoes of classic California pop/psych-rock (Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers) and dance-party/jam (Talking Heads, James Brown, Steely Dan). Members of the band have played with Jack Johnson, Phil Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, Brett Dennen, Steve Kimock, Sean Hayes and dozens more. Since 2005, the band has recorded for Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records, and has been working on new music.