The Head and The Heart Band 2

This Saturday, October 8, Seattle-based indie-folk band The Head and The Heart will come to Greek Theatre in Berkeley.

After taking almost a year off to recoup and recollect themselves following a heavy tour schedule in 2014, the group's latest effort is Signs Of Light. They released their first two albums with their hometown label of Sub Pop, but recently signed with Warner Bros. ahead of Signs.

Despite having played a major role in the creative process for the new album, it was announced in March 2016 that frontman Josiah Johnson will not be included on the album's tour, as he is "battling addiction and focusing on recovering," according to a statement on the band's Facebook page. For now, the band's longtime friend Matty Gervais is filling in for Johnson, and the arrangement could become permanent, expanding the lineup to seven when Johnson returns.

Opening the evening will be Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, better known worldwide as The Tallest Man on Earth. Beginning his solo career in 2006, he has released four albums, two EPs, and drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan for his craft, which he explores in depth through a captivating and exciting stage persona.

The Head and The Heart, The Tallest Man On Earth
The Greek Theatre
October 8, 2016
8pm, $45

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