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Lake Street Dive, vocalist Rachael Price; bassist/background vocalist, Bridget Kearney; drummer/background vocalist, Mike Calabrese and keyboardist/vocalist, Akie Bermiss have announced a brand-new 6-track covers EP called Fun Machine: The Sequel, available digitally and on CD and cassette September 9th, 2022, via Fantasy Records. (Vinyl configurations will be available December 9th, 2022.)

Collectively, the band describes the EP:   

"Imagine you walk into your favorite local dive bar and Lake Street Dive is on stage, doing our regular weekly gig for $5 a head. These are the songs we'd be covering there and how we'd be playing them. Some deep cuts, some sentimental favorites and some (hopefully) epic crowd pleasers.”

For Lake Street Dive, the prospect of covering some of their favorite songs in the studio isn’t merely an exercise in breathless adoration. It’s an opportunity for artful re-invention, a way to acknowledge their inspirations while also advancing their own musical foundation¾all in hopes of inspiring a new generation of fans along the way. On Fun Machine: The Sequel, they do just that – spinning these carefully chosen and beloved songs to new places in their own, entirely original way. 

Produced by Robin MacMillan and recorded at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn and Lucy’s Meat Market in Los Angeles (with contributions from touring guitarist/background vocalist, James Cornelison), Fun Machine: The Sequel is the band’s second set of distinctive cover songs. While 2012’s Fun Machine paid homage to their classic R&B, neo-soul, and jazz roots, Fun Machine: The Sequel expands the aperture a little wider, featuring selections ranging from R&B and pop favorites like Dionne Warwick’s (Burt Bacharach/Hal David penned) classic “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” and The Pointer Sisters’ funky “Automatic,” to works by introspective singer-songwriters such as The Cranberries’ gorgeous “Linger,” Carole King’s classic “So Far Away,” Bonnie Raitt’s era-defining “Nick Of Time,” and even Shania Twain’s suddenly resurgent pop-country anthem, “You’re Still The One.”

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Ten years ago, a deliciously syncopated cover of The Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” performed on a street corner in Boston, Massachusetts, helped propel Lake Street Dive’s remarkable journey. With tens of millions of streams, an acclaimed discography including seven celebrated studio LPs, two EP’s, a slew of much-loved singles and an enduring worldwide fanbase to their credit, the genre-busting group has become a dynamic and exhilarating force in popular music. And on Fun Machine: The Sequel, it’s Lake Street Dive’s signature combination of immaculate musicianship, exceptional, inventive chops, and free-wheeling sense of fun that leads the way.

Fun Machine: The Sequel - Track List:

“Automatic” (Brock Patrick Walsh / Mark Goldenberg) - The Pointer Sisters

“Anyone Who Had A Heart” (Burt Bacharach / Hal David) – Dionne Warwick

“You’re Still The One” – (Robert John Lange / Shania Twain) – Shania Twain

“So Far Away” (Carole King) – Carole King

“Nick Of Time” (Bonnie Raitt) – Bonnie Raitt

“Linger” (Dolores Mary O'Riordan / Noel Anthony Hogan) – The Cranberries

Lake Street Dive On Tour:

JUL 28 - FloydFest 22~Heartbeat - Floyd, VA

JUL 29 - Rock the Ruins at The Vogue Outdoors - Indianapolis, IN w/ The Brook & The Bluff SOLD OUT

JUL 30 - Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN with Brandi Carlile SOLD OUT

AUG 2 - Outdoors at Fargo Brewing - Fargo, ND with Madison Cunningham

AUG 3- The Pablo Center at the Confluence - Eau Claire, WI

AUG 5 - Fiserv Forum - Milwaukee, WI with Brandi Carlile

AUG 6 - Hinterland Festival - St. Charles, IA

AUG 7 - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua - Bayfield, WI with Madison Cunningham

AUG 9 - Foellinger Theatre - Fort Wayne, IN with Madison Cunningham

AUG 10 - Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, MI with Madison Cunningham SOLD OUT

AUG 12- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - Grand Rapids, MI w/ Madison Cunningham SOLD OUT AUG 13 - Salt Shed at Morton Salt - Chicago, IL with Madison Cunningham SOLD OUT

AUG 14- Chesterfield Amphitheater - St. Louis, MO

AUG 16 - The Andrew J. Brady Music Center - Cincinnati, OH

AUG 17- Rose Music Center at The Heights - Huber Heights, OH with Madison Cunningham

AUG 19 -State Theatre - Portland, ME - LSD Presents Side Streets featuring Rachael & Vilray, Bridget Kearney, Benjamin Lazar Davis and Will Graefe, Michael Calabrese, Akie Bermiss, and James Cornelison

AUG 20- Thompson's Point - Portland, ME with Madison Cunningham SOLD OUT

AUG 21- Thompson's Point - Portland, ME with Madison Cunningham

SEP 9- The Anthem - Washington, DC with Allen Stone

SEP 10- Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY with Allen Stone SOLD OUT

SEP 11- Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY with Allen Stone

SEP 13- Virginia Credit Union LIVE! - Richmond, VA with The Dip

SEP 14- North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh, NC with The Dip

SEP 16- Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park - Wilmington, NC

SEP 17- Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC

SEP 24- Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival - Franklin, TN

SEP 27- Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX with Devon Gilfillian

SEP 28- Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - San Antonio, TX with Devon Gilfillian

SEP 30 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ with Devon Gilfillian

OCT 1- Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA with Jack Johnson

OCT 2- Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA with Jack Johnson

OCT 4- Humphreys Concerts By The Bay - San Diego, CA with Devon Gilfillian

OCT 5- Humphreys Concerts By The Bay - San Diego, CA with Devon Gilfillian

OCT 7- Edgefield - Troutdale, OR with Devon Gilfillian

OCT 8 – Cuthbert Amphitheater – Eugene, OR

OCT 9 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA with Devon Gilfillian

OCT 11 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC – with Devon Gilfillian

OCT 13 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA with Devon Gilfillian SOLD OUT

OCT 14 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA with The Altons

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