49 Winchester is a long way from home right now, but it looks like they’re doing just fine in the midst of their current European run.
Taking the stage in front of massive crowds for 14 dates throughout Europe in support of Luke Combs, the tour recently made its fourth stop in Hamburg, Germany this past Friday, 4,305 miles away from the town of Castlewood, Virginia where 49 Winchester has its origins.
And for a band whose biggest song to date, “Russell County Line,” is about missing home while out on the road, it sure doesn’t seem like the distance is getting to them.
Earlier this week, the band shared some footage from the Hamburg show to their Instagram page, and it’s safe to say the world’s favorite Appalachian soul outfit is absolutely burning it down over there across the pond.
Check it out for yourself, as 49 Winchester kills a steel-soaked performance of fan favorite “Chemistry.”
Originally released in 2020 on the band’s aptly titled third record III, they recently released a revamped version of “Chemistry” that better reflects the evolution of their sound over the past few years and tastefully captures the bigger and better sonic direction in which the band is headed.
“Chemistry – 2023”
They did the same with “Everlasting Lover,” another track from III, and released their first ever narrative music video along with the new version. Directed by Thomas Crabtree, the video reimagines the song’s story and follows a soldier as he returns home from a deployment and his wife helps him to overcome mental struggles he experiences as he transitions back to civilian life.
As made obvious in the video from Hamburg, 49 Winchester is one of the best live bands in all of music, and witnessing one of their shows is just something that everyone needs to do at some point.
With iconic frontman Isaac Gibson leading the charge, 49 Winchester in its current form consists of his childhood buddies Chase Chafin on bass, Noah Patrick on pedal steel, Bus “Twang” Shelton slinging guitar, and is rounded out by Justin Louthian on drums and the Redneck Mozart Tim Hall on keys.
Together, they are a sonic force to be reckoned with, and each live show is a unique snapshot of their ever-evolving and improving soulful southern sound.
True road warriors, who know that bringing their live show to as many fans as possible is the best way to perfect their craft and grow their band, there are always opportunities to catch a 49 Winchester show, so I suggest you make that a priority. Here are the remaining dates currently on their schedule for the rest of the year and into 2024.
10/13 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland*
10/14 – SSE Arena – Belfast, United Kingdom*
10/16 – OVO Hydro – Glasgow, United Kingdom*
10/17 – AO Arena – Manchester, United Kingdom*
10/19 – The O2 – London, United Kingdom*
10/20 – The O2 – London, United Kingdom*
10/22 – Lafayette London – London, United Kingdom~
11/16 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^
11/17 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN^
11/18 – The Signal – Chattanooga, TN^
11/30 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC#
12/1 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC#
12/2 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA#
12/7 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA+
12/8 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC+
12/9 – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville – Nashville, TN+
12/16 – ETSU Martin Center For The Arts – Johnson City, TN=
12/29 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA@
12/30 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA$
12/31 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA%
1/6 – 1/11 – The Musicfest Steamboat 2024 – Steamboat Springs, CO !
2/4 – 2/10 – Outlaw Country Cruise 2024 – Andover, FL !
4/15 – Legacy Arena at the BJCC – Birmingham, AL>
4/16 – Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN>
4/18 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN>
6/23 – Buckeye Country Superfest 2024 – Columbus, OH !
*Supporting Luke Combs
~w/ Eric & Jesen
^w/ Emily Nenni
#w/ Sam Barber
+w/ Carter Faith
=w/ Amethyst Kiah
@w/ Brennan Edwards
$w/ Magnolia Boulevard
%w/ Wayne Graham
! Festival Date
>Supporting Tyler Childers