After touring Europe and playing a few East Coast gigs at the end of 2012, San Francisco folk-rock duo Two Gallants will soon head out on a West Coast tour that caps off with a hometown gig at the Fillmore on February 2nd with Akron/Family and Future Twin supporting. Oh yeah, and the fine folks at the historic venue were nice enough to give us a pair of tickets as a prize for one lucky fan who will attend the band’s first show at the corner of Geary and Fillmore since 2008 free-of-charge.

Fresh off a year that saw the release of Two Gallants’ fourth LP The Bloom and the Blight and non-stop touring (more than 100 shows, by this writer’s count), Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel are charging into the New Year. In addition to charting their upcoming tour, they also recently revealed that they recorded and released a Take Away Show for French blog La Blogothèque before the calendar turned. If you’re unfamiliar with the Take Away Shows (or Les Concerts à Emporter, as it were), they are a series of mini-shows originally filmed by French filmmaker Vincent Moon (born Mathieu Saura) where the subject musician or band plays stripped-down, often public performances of some of their most well-known tracks. Although you can’t go wrong with any of the performances, standout sets from the series’ 100-plus episodes include Yeasayer, Sigur Rós, and the much-heralded Bon Iver.

For their acoustic session of the streets of France, Two Gallants played their recent single “My Love Won’t Wait”, as well as “Crow Jane” from their 2004 debut The Throes. Check it out here on The Bay Bridged, via La Blogothèque’s Vimeo channel:

After the Fillmore show, Two Gallants swing through the southern hemisphere for an opening slot on Deer Tick‘s four-show tour of Australia. Get full details on the pair’s upcoming tours below.

To win two tickets to Two Gallants’ February 2nd headlining gig at The Fillmore, be the first person to email with your full name in the body and “Two Gallants” in the subject line.

Two Gallants, Akron/Family, Future Twin
The Fillmore
February 2, 2013
9pm, $22.50–32.50

Two Gallants Tour Dates:
01/16 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown *
01/17 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret *
01/18 – Seattle, WA – Barboza *
01/19 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
01/20 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic *
01/25 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Co. *
01/26 – Merced, CA – The Partisan *
01/30 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *
01/31 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar *
02/02 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *+
02/08 – Sydney, Australia – Annandale Hotel #
02/09 – Melbourne, Australia – Northcote Social Club #
02/10 – Melbourne, Australia – Northcote Social Club #
02/12 – Perth, Australia – Perth Festival #

* – w/ Future Twin
+ – w/ Akron/Family
# – w/ Deer Tick