“On August 30, 2019 Whitney will release their much anticipated second album, Forever Turned Around, which focuses on themes of relationships, loneliness, and the bonds and love between friends, and will celebrate the release with events around Chicago: NOW, THEREFORE, I, LORI E. LIGHTFOOT, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim August 30, 2019 to be WHITNEY DAY IN CHICAGO in recognition of this hometown band and urge all residents to support and enjoy the extraordinary talents Whitney.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proclaimed August 30th to be Whitney Day in Chicago to celebrate the release of the band’s sophomore album, Forever Turned Around, out that day on Secretly Canadian.

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Throughout August 30th, fans will have a chance to celebrate with the band around the city, including tuning into a morning performance on WXRT, lunch at Parson’s Chicken and Fish, an in-store performance and signing at Shuga Records, capped off with an indoor and outdoor block party at Bungalow by Middle Brow, where they will be serving a special Whitney beer. Portions of sales from the Whitney beer will go towards the Chicago Period Project and Project Fire – charities selected by Whitney’s Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek. Additionally, the band’s interview on legendary Chicago-based talk show/podcast, Sound Opinions, will air that evening.

A full schedule of the festivities can be found below. The band will follow up Whitney Day with a performance on WGN Morning News on Tuesday, September 4th.

Whitney Day Event Schedule:
12pm — WXRT Performance

2-4pm — Lunch Party at Parson’s Chicken and Fish
2952 W. Armitage Ave.

5-6pm – Shuga Records in-store performance & signing
1272 N. Milwaukee Ave.

5pm-12am – Block Party at Bungalow by Middle Brow
2840 W. Armitage Ave.

Whitney Tour Dates:
Mon. Sept. 9 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
Tue. Sept. 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Wed. Sept. 11 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Thu. Sept. 12 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
Fri. Sept. 13 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk – SOLD OUT
Sat. Sept. 14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Sun. Sept. 15 – Houston, TX @ Satellite
Tue. Sept. 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
Wed. Sept. 18 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Fri. Sept. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Sat. Sept. 21 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Sun. Sept. 22 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Mon. Sept. 23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Thu. Sept. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Fri. Sept. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sat. Sept. 28 – Accord, NY @ Woodsist Festival
Sun. Sept. 29 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Tue. Oct. 1 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
Wed. Oct. 2 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Thu. Oct. 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Fri. Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Thu. Oct. 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Fri. Oct. 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Sat. Oct. 19 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Mon. Oct. 21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Wed. Oct. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
Thu. Oct. 24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Fri. Oct. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Sat. Oct. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
Sun. Oct. 27 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Wed. Oct. 30 – Chico, CA @ The Big Room at Sierra Nevada Brewery
Thu. Oct. 31 – Sonoma, CA @ Sonoma Redwood Barn
Fri. Nov. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre
Sun. Nov. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sun. Nov. 3 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory San Diego
Mon. Nov. 4 – Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater
Fri. Nov. 8 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
Sun. Nov. 10 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
Tue. Nov. 12 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu. Nov. 14 – Munich, DE @ Strom
Fri. Nov. 15 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Sat. Nov. 16 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
Sun. Nov. 17 – Copehagen, DK @ Store Vega
Mon. Nov. 18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Thu. Nov. 21 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Sat. Nov. 23 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Mon. Nov. 25 – Cambridge, UK @ The Junction
Tue. Nov. 26 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Wed. Nov. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU
Thu. Nov. 28 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Fri. Nov. 29 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Sun. Dec. 1 – Dublin, IE @ The Academy
Thu. Dec. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Fri. Dec. 6 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat. Dec. 7 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat. Dec. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

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