The Future by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

The Future by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats



Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will take their lauded live show back on the road this summer with an extensive run of North American dates. The shows kick off in Tulsa, OK on April 21 and include debut performances at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and Berkeley’s Greek Theatre as well as multiple dates at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Joining Rateliff and his band on tour at different stops will be Mavis StaplesZach BryanHiss Golden MessengerBahamasGusterAllison RussellCelisse, Durand Jones & The Indications and more. 

General on-sale begins Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m. local time at—full tour routing can be found below.

In addition, Rateliff is slated to speak at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 17. Moderated by Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of Highlander Center, the 60 minute featured session will revolve around Rateliff’s music, social activism and his foundation, The Marigold Project, which is dedicated to economic, racial and social justice.

The North American tour is in support of the band’s third studio album, The Future, which is out now on Stax Records to widespread critical praise. Last year, Rateliff and the band performed “Survivor” and “Baby I Got Your Number” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Future” on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” while also playing their tracks “Survivor,” “Love Don’t” and “Face Down In The Moment” on “CBS This Morning: Saturday.” 

These performances follow numerous career milestones for Rateliff and the band who made their debut on “Saturday Night Live” featuring the premiere performance of “Redemption,” written for and featured in the film Palmer starring Justin Timberlake. In addition, the group appeared on “CMT Crossroads” with country singer/songwriter Margo Price while Rateliff’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” recently premiered at NPR Music as well. Following these career milestones, Rateliff released a new live album, Red Rocks 2020, which was recorded at Red Rocks Amphitheatre during Rateliff’s mid-September run of socially distanced shows. 


“Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ glorious new vintage R&B album, bursting at the seams with fresh coolness. It has a sound grounded in the past but not mimicking it, a fresh, modern-retro vibe that makes sense once you listen.”—Associated Press

“That mix of Sixties groove workouts and Seventies singer-songwriter truth-seeking pays off on their third album, The Future. The title track kicks off sounding like the Bob Dylan of Desire if he’d recorded that album at Muscle Shoals.”—Rolling Stone

“…a giant leap forwards…”—MOJO

The Future goes wider stylistically and deeper thematically, embedding Rateliff’s devastating lyrics in taut arrangements that stand alongside their sources of inspiration...Instant Classic”—Uncut

The Future showcases Rateliff and The Night Sweats playing at the top of their game with a blend of passionate songwriting, raw and towering vocals, and infectious soul rock vibes.”—No Depression

“Nathaniel Rateliff has become a consistently shining purveyor of classic tunes.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“...a style that brings to mind the vintage sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s as generated from such diverse locales as Woodstock, Stax, and Muscle Shoals…while still sophisticated enough to make an emphatic impression.”—American Songwriter

“The band reveals a greater artistic depth on their third studio album.”—Consequence

“The Future effectively combines provocative lyrics married to the Sweats’ trademarked attack; one that’s successful, even triumphant, and paves the way for more of the same in forthcoming endeavors.”—Holler



1. The Future
2. Survivor
3. Face Down In The Moment
4. Something Ain’t Right
5. Love Me Till I’m Gone
6. Baby I Got Your Number
7. What If I
8. I’m On Your Side
9. So Put Out
10. Oh, I
11. Love Don’t


April 21 /// Tulsa, OK /// Cain’s Ballroom*
April 22 /// Rogers, AR /// Walmart Amphitheater*
April 23 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// The Criterion*
April 25 /// San Antonio, TX /// Tobin Center*
April 26 /// Houston, TX /// 713 Music Hall*
April 28 /// New Orleans, LA /// Mardi Gras World+
April 29 /// Dallas, TX /// Toyota Pavilion*
April 30 /// Austin, TX /// Moody Amphitheater*
June 21 /// St. Augustine, FL /// The St. Augustine Amphitheatre^
June 22 /// Charleston, SC /// Credit One Stadium^
June 28 /// Lewiston, NY /// Artpark#
June 29 /// Lafayette, NY /// Beak and Skiff#
July 1 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// Stone Pony Summer Stage#
July 3 /// Gilford, NH /// Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
July 29 /// Winnipeg, MB /// Burton Cummings Theater
July 30 /// Regina, SK /// Conexus Arts Center
July 31 /// Saskatoon, SK /// Coors Event Centre
August 2 /// Calgary, AB /// Grey Eagle Events Centre
August 9 /// Vancouver, BC /// PNE Amphitheater++
August 10 /// Redmond, WA /// Marymoor^^
August 11 /// Troutdal, OR /// Edgefield^^
August 13 /// Berkeley, CA /// The Greek Theatre^^
August 14 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Hollywood Bowl##
August 18 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Arizona Federal Theatre
August 23 /// Denver, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre***
August 24 /// Denver, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre***
September 13 /// Boston, MA /// Leader Bank Pavilion^^^
September 15 /// New York, NY /// Radio City Music Hall^^^
September 21 /// Washington, DC /// The Anthem+++
September 23 /// Wilmington, NC /// Live Oak Bank Pavilion+++

*w/ Devon Gilfillian
+w/ Mavis Staples and Devon Gilfillian
^w/ Zach Bryan
#w/ Antibalas
**w/ Guster
++w/ Mt. Joy
^^w/ Bahamas
##w/ Durand Jones & The Indications and Celisse
***w/ Caroline Rose
^^^w/ Allison Russell
+++w/ Hiss Golden Messenger

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