TOUR NEWS : Award-winning Nashville husband & wife duo THE WAR AND TREATY announce summer 2023 UK & Irish tour

The War And Treaty colour portrait



“Their Glastonbury debut last year had the devotional fervour of a revival meeting, and their fourth album, Lover’s Game,

bursts with emotion, inspired by the gospel and country sounds they have both loved since childhood” (The Guardian)

Award-winning Nashville-based husband-and-wife duo The War And Treaty have announced a headline UK & Irish tour following the recent release of their acclaimed new album Lover’s Game.


The new tour includes shows at Leicestershire’s The Long Road Festival on August 28 as well as London’s Omeara on September 1.


“Our time last year in the UK was so surreal,” comment The War And Treaty, whose debut UK tour in 2022 included a rapturously received appearance at Glastonbury Festival. “The energy the crowd gave us was so mind-blowing. We are amped up to come back. Actually, we couldn’t get back soon enough!”

The War And Treaty – Lover’s Game UK & Irish Tour (2023)

August 27        Leicestershire – The Long Road Festival

August 29        Dublin Workman’s Club

August 31        Glasgow Oran Mor

September 1    London Omeara

Tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday May 26 via

Last week The War And Treaty –Tanya Trotter and Michael Trotter Jr, a US Army Veteran – treated an audience of millions to a powerful version of “Blank Page” from Lover’s Game at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, co-hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, where they were nominated for Duo Of The Year.

Earlier this year, the acclaimed duo were featured in The Guardian newspaper, read here.

Since forming in 2014, The War And Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself, a bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock’n’roll. With more than 100 shows last year, the duo have dominated stages in North America, the UK, Europe, Australia and right across the globe, headlining their own shows as well as opening for a diverse group of living legends such as Al Green, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Legend, Lauren Daigle and Van Morrison among them.

As they have created vastly diverse tour opportunities across multiple genres, The War And Treaty will join Chris Stapleton on the All-American Road Show Tour this summer.

A ten-song collection produced by Dave Cobb, Lover’s Game proves why the “Nashville couple is as good as it gets” (Music Row) as they offer “stunning vocals and thought-provoking lyrics” (Nashville Lifestyles) that share a unique perspective on shifting cultural and musical tides while pulling back the layers of a maturing relationship.

Earning respect, they’ve gone on to appear as top-flight collaborators, and have been recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and the Americana Music Association as ‘2022 Duo/Group of the Year.’

The War And Treaty portrait © Austin Hargrave 2023

Praise for The War And Treaty:

 “Transforming trauma into catharsis has become the pair’s calling card as they’ve turned into one of Nashville’s most thrilling new acts.” Rolling Stone

“At a time when America is becoming a more and more tense and confusing place to live in, Trotter and Blount are proving that its heart is still beating and its soul is still kicking.” American Songwriter

“Comparisons are risky here, but you can hear the kind of label defying versatility found in classic Staples Singers songs and the contemporary work of John Legend.” Associated Press

“The music world has definitely shown that it’s ready to love The War and Treaty.” Billboard

“Infused with a style and sound that is ethereal yet grounded in spiritualized substance.” CMT

“They are a gift to everyone who knows them or listens to their music. Run, don’t walk to Google them. My prediction: they become a household name.” People Magazine

“Their music is a joyful force.” Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers

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