Bailiff Announces 2014 Tour Dates

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Earlier this month, Bailiff announced the dates for their 2014 North American tour. The tour will begin in St. Louis on January 17th, with stops all through the Midwest and along the East Coast, ending in Rochester in late February.

The tour will be in support of the band's upcoming album 'Remise', with a to-be-determined release date in 2014.

Bailiff formed when Josh Siegel returned home to Chicago from Berklee in Boston to start a band. One of his music professors gave him the advice to not procrastinate, and almost immediately after moving home, Siegel put an ad on Craigslist reading: Do you consider Radiohead to be soul music? Do you hear Muddy Waters in between the notes on the White Album? It was Ren Mathew, now drummer of Bailiff, who responded to the ad, and the two musicians suddenly clicked and shared similar interests in musical influences and favorite artists.

It was then that Bailiff was born.

The earliest music produced by the band was heavy in American blues and British Invasion genres. Their debut album 'Mm Hmm' was described as "a hybrid of sludge-rock and polished swaggering pop", and they were known to put on awe-inspiring shows. The band had fans almost before they were even able to put out their own music.

Their debut full-length album 'Red Balloon' was released in 2011. This album was a bit different than their debut LP, with more musical influences from different genres including new wave reggae, Indian raga, art funk and Native American chants.

The album landed them a national tour and a building fan base outside of their hometown of Chicago. Recently, the band has been invited to open for acts including The Lumineers, Nada Surf, Dinosaur Jr, Dawes and Jeff the Brotherhood.

For a change of pace, Mathew and Siegel added the multi-talented Owen O'Malley to the band. The trio spent eight months writing songs and raising money through a Kickstarter campaign in order to produce their second LP, 'Remise'.

The trio spent two weeks creating some of their "most eclectic work to date". 'Remise' is sure to be full with even more influences from different musical genres including West African blues, Celtic folk and electro-pop.

For more information on the band and for details on their upcoming tour, be sure to visit Bailiff on their website at, and catch them in a city near you come January / February!