One of the world’s most renowned acoustic collaborative events, The Revival Tour, rolled through Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theatre last week with a slew of legendary performances and once-in-a-lifetime group sessions that has made for one our most exciting photo galleries of the year. Founded in 2008 by Chuck Ragan, The Revival Tour features some of the most well-respected musicians from the folk-meets-punk-rock end of the musical spectrum, performing in collaborative settings that embrace the long-standing heritages of folk. After many years of touring and writing as a solo artist and singer/vocalist of Hot Water Music, Chuck Ragan along with his wife Jill Ragan began developing the framework for what would become The Revival Tour in 2005 and finally saw this dream come to light in 2008. Since then, the Revival Tour has become an annual touring event drawing in thousands upon thousands of folk and rock enthusiasts.
“There’s no hierarchy; it’s about sharing music together and bringing it to people in an extremely honest and grassroots fashion,” Ragan explains, adding that the musicians on the tour all open the show together, join each other throughout the event and close it with a grand finale all together again. “It’s apparent that simple songs of folk music has been rising in popularity and it’s a joy to bring known artists that people already love but very important to us to expose lesser known artists to the world who play exemplary music and live by ethics we admire whether they’re solo musicians, groups or a singer of a band.”
Ragan‘s words rang true as the Trocadero was the place to be in Philly were special guest Tim Barry joined fellow music icons Brian Fallon (of Gaslight Anthem), Corey Branan, Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio), Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones), Tommy Gabel (of Against Me!), and of course Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music) for night of solo and group performances that simply brought the house down.
Our gifted Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging was there to capture the show in pictures for your viewing pleasure.
So without further ado..
Pictures by Dante Torrieri
Words by Joshua T. Cohen
Brian Fallon (of Gaslight Anthem)
Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music)
Dan Andriano (of In the Emergency Room and Alkaline Trio)
Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones)
Tommy Gabel (of Against Me!)
Revival Tour Group Photos