Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
In response to health and safety concerns, our shows with Bob Dylan at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley on Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th have been cancelled. If you purchased tickets directly from Ticketmaster, you will be automatically refunded. Thank you for understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.
A note from Bob Dylan:
“To all our fans.
In the interest of public health and safety and after many attempts to try and reschedule these shows for a workable timeframe this year, it is with deep regret that we announce the US Bob Dylan shows originally scheduled for June/July are cancelled. We hope to be back out on the road at the earliest possible time once we are confident that it is safe for both fans and concert staff.
Please contact your point of purchase for all information on refunds.“
This event is all ages.
$149.50 – Reserved Seating
$89.50 – Reserved Seating
$69.50 – Reserved Seating
$59.50 – Reserved Seating
*plus applicable service fees
Tickets are also available with a $5.00 service charge fee at the following location:
Fox Theater Box Office – 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA
located on the 19th Street side of the theater
HOURS: Open during shows & Fridays, noon – 7:00pm
Tickets are also available service charge free at the following location:
Zellerbach Hall – 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA
located on the UC Berkeley campus
HOURS: Tuesday – Friday, noon – 5:30pm & Saturday – Sunday, 1pm – 5pm
All doors & show times subject to change.
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Bob Dylan is one of the most influential folk rock icons in American music and pop culture. He began as a folk singer and key figure in the 60s protest movement, composing songs that chronicled social and civil rights issues of the decade. In the decades that followed, Dylan experimented with electric sets and continued to be a musical and poetic songwriting power. With a career that spans nearly 60 years, Dylan has received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, among others.
For a long time I always had to go off on my own,” says Nathaniel Rateliff of his creative process. “For the first Night Sweats record, I demo’ed everything up and created most of the parts. But for this new record, I felt like we’d all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere together. We should have that experience together. I wanted the guys to feel like they were giving something to the project beyond just playing.”
In other words, the Missouri-bred, Denver-based frontman wanted to make the band disappear along with him—out in the middle of the desert at first, and then deep in the woods. The result is the aptly titled Tearing at the Seams, a vivacious and inventive full-band record, with significant contributions from all eight members of The Night Sweats. These songs are grounded in old-school soul and r&b but are far too urgent for the retro or revivalist tag. There are familiar elements of soul and garage rock, but also jazz and folk and even country: the crackling energy on opener “Shoe Boot,” the cathartic sing-along of “Coolin’ Out,” the melancholy folk of the closing title track. “The future of this band is to take everything we’ve ever done in the past and just do it with our own little twist,” says Rateliff. “I hear that in my favorite bands. They just sucked everything up.”
The album shows The Night Sweats tearing at their own seams, at their own sturdy sound, at their long-held definitions of friend and family and band. It’s an album that builds on the sound of their debut but dramatically redefines what they can do and where they can go next. Says Rateliff, “I want—and I need—everybody to feel like they’re a part of this band. I want them to feel like they’re contributing artistically and emotionally to the experience of writing and creating this music. We’ve all had to make sacrifices to be in The Night Sweats, and I want them all to know that it’s worth something.”