Tour Dates, NPR, Vinyl Update and More… | The Royal Potato Family

Tour Dates, NPR, Vinyl Update and More…

Tour Dates, NPR, Vinyl Update and More…

Hey Hey…

How’s everyone feeling? We hope your summer is off to a good start. Marco Benevento gets back on the road this week, so we wanted to remind you all about the upcoming shows and fill you in on some other good stuff…

First and foremost, to everyone who has ordered Between The Needles & Nightfall vinyl and has waited so patiently for it to arrive, here’s the update. All the black vinyl orders have shipped. As for the limited edition red vinyl, we have a tracking number from the pressing plant and it’s on a UPS truck as we speak. It should be touching down in our office any second now. As soon as it does, we’ll be shipping it right back out to everybody who’s ordered a copy. Our apologies for the delay.

For anyone who hasn’t picked up Between The Needles & Nightfall, you can do so on vinyl, CD or mp3 here.

Onto the tour dates. The April/May run was the best Trio tour yet. The bar has been sent high for these upcoming June, July and August shows, but Marco’s hitting some amazing cities, big ones like Seattle, Portland and Montreal and little ones like Easton, Wilkes Barre and Cottage Grove. He’ll also be on the road with Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Garage A Trois, Bitches Brew Revisited as well as playing one hometown NYC acoustic show with the Benevento/Russo Duo. Get your tickets now and come hang with us.


June 15 | Nightcat | Easton, MD
June 16 | Sellersville Theater | Sellersville, PA (w/ American Babies)
June 17 | River Street Jazz Cafe | Wilkes Barre, PA (w/ Steve Kimock)
June 18 | Bearsville Theater | Woodstock, NY (w/ Charlie Hunter)
June 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 25 | Doug Fir | Portland, OR (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 26 | Axe & Fiddle | Cottage Grove, OR (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 27 | Winnipeg Jazz Festival | Winnipeg, Canada
June 28 | Montreal Jazz Festival | Montreal, Canada (solo)
June 29 | Toronto Jazz Festival | Toronto, Canada
July 4 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
Aug 6 | Celebrate Brooklyn | Brooklyn, NY ***re-scoring ‘The House Of Usher’ (free)
August 9 – 10 | Fly Me To The Moon | Telluride, CO (SOLD OUT)
August 11 | Telluride Mountain Village Sunset Series | Telluride, CO (free)
August 12 & 13 | Dazzle | Denver, CO


June 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA (w/ Marco Benevento Trio)
June 25 | Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR (w/ Marco Benevento Trio)
June 26 | Axe & Fiddle | Cottage Grove, OR (w/ Marco Benevento Trio)
July 1 High Sierra | Quincy, CA
July 3 | High Sierra | Quincy, CA
July 6 | Cafe Du Nord | San Francisco, CA
July 7 | Moe’s Alley | Santa Cruz, CA
August 19 | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO
August 20 | Three 20 South | Breckenridge, CO
August 21 | Newhoma Music Festival | Florissant, CO


July 7 | Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY
July 8 | Maxwell’s | Hoboken, NJ
July 9 | North Star Bar | Philadelphia, PA
July 10 | All Good Music Festival | West Virginia
August 14 | The Mint | Los Angeles, CA
August 15 | Outside Lands | San Francisco, CA


June 19 | Celebrate Brooklyn | Brooklyn, NY
July 18 | New Mexico Jazz Festival | Santa Fe, NM


August 27 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY (acoustic performance)

There’s been some great press on Between The Needles & Nightfall. Here are some links we wanted to share with you.

  • If you haven’t checked out the NPR All Things Considered profile on Marco yet, you can listen here.
  • And just today Marco’s rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” was picked by NPR as their “Song Of The Day.”
  • And here are two other cool interviews with our friends at The Waster and The Hidden Track.
  • Marco’s homemade video for “Greenpoint.”

  • “The Making Of Between The Needles & Nightfall”

Thanks to everyone who’s PURCHASED the new studio album and been out to the shows over the last month. The music doesn’t happen without you!!! And to our friends on the Gulf Coast, you’re the first thing on our minds when we wake up in the morning. We’re sending positive vibrations in your direction.

Butterflies and Zebras and Moonbeams and Fairy Tales to you all…

The Royal Potato Family