The Delines debut album Colfax surprised fans and critics alike making many ‘records of the year’ lists after its release. Uncut gave it 9/10 stars and praised its songs claiming them to be “the richest collection of songs (Willy) Vlautin has written.” Sadly, lead singer Amy Boone was hit by a car, put into the hospital and recovery for many months. This put the band on hold for over three years but, thankfully, Amy is finally on the mend.
During this quiet period, Willy Vlautin’s book Lean on Pete was released as a major motion picture and the previous vehicle for his songs, Richmond Fontaine, released their final album before broking up after releasing over ten records.
On this UK tour, Willy Vlautin is joined by Amy Boone (The Damnations, TX), Cory Gray as well as former Richmond Fontaine members, Sean Oldham and Freddie Trujillo. The Delines are back with their follow up record featuring another set of Vlautin songs. It will be released in January 2019 ahead of this UK tour. No doubt, it will be a continuation of what Uncut called his “widescreen romanticism”.