The Levellers Launch Tour with Two Nights in New York City

September 22nd, 2016

Taking their name from a political movement during the English Civil Wars, the Levellers rose up out of Brighton, England, in the late ’80s, making Celtic-flavored, hippie-ish punky folk music. They—Mark Chadwick (vocals and guitar), Charlie Heather (drums), Jeremy Cunningham (bass), Jon Sevink (violin), Simon Friend (guitar), Matt Savage (keys) and Stephen Boakes (didgeridoo)—soon became known for their songwriting and blistering live performances. The Levellers (above, performing “One Way” live at Glastonbury) released their second album, Levelling the Land (stream it below), in 1991. “Levelling the Land is a solid and forceful album that delivers classic track after classic track,” raved Sputnik Music. “A powerful declaration of music and passion with the power to move mountains.” And celebrating the album’s 25th anniversary, the Levellers launch a North American tour next week with a pair of New York City shows, on Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg and on Monday at The Bowery Ballroom. Portland, Ore., singer-songwriter Casey Neill opens each night.