Okkervil River

New album, ‘Away,' out Sept. 9 on ATO Records. Pre-order here: atorecords.com/away

The first Chicago show sold out so fast we had to add a late show! July 21, 10pm at Old Town School of Folk Music. Tickets can be purchased here while they last:

Okkervil River's Will Sheff: Five Essential Elton John Songs | WFUV


Will wrote about five essential Elton John songs for WFUV Public Radio...

wfuv.org As a songwriter, Okkervil River's Will Sheff says that he's spent "countless hours" trying to figure out what makes Elton John’s songs work so well. Read Sheff's wonderful assessment of "Five Essential Elton John Songs."

We're now taking requests for our July east coast shows! These "rarities and requests" shows will be our first ever as an acoustic trio. Head to the pages linked below to submit your requests. We're also excited to announce our supporting acts: on the west coast Bird Of Youth and on the east coast Jesse Hale Moore!


May 2: Los Angeles, CA, Bootleg Theater: https://www.facebook.com/events/1209274805832303/

May 3: San Francisco, CA, The Chapel: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622075048099878/

May 5: Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios: https://www.facebook.com/events/1273968852694833/

May 6: Seattle, WA, The Triple Door: https://www.facebook.com/events/269888260097984/

July 20: Columbus, OH, Rumba Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/events/130899234102031/?active_tab=discussion

July 21: Chicago, IL, Old Town School Of Folk Music: https://www.facebook.com/events/371372903243087/?active_tab=discussion

July 25: Washington, DC, The Hamilton Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/1784119001851488/?active_tab=discussion

July 26: Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/140739799781813/?active_tab=discussion

July 27: New York, NY, Joe’s Pub: https://www.facebook.com/events/781092098715707/?active_tab=discussion

July 28: Pawling, NY, Daryl’s House Club: https://www.facebook.com/events/1861075837467332/?active_tab=discussion

Due to overwhelming demand we’re adding more of the “Rarities & Requests” acoustic trio shows! Tickets will go on sale Friday. Stay tuned for details on how to submit requests - looking forward to seeing you up close & personal!

July 20: Columbus, OH: Rumba Cafe
July 21: Chicago, IL: Old Town School of Folk Music
July 25: Washington, DC: The Hamilton
July 26: Philadelphia, PA: World Cafe Live
July 27: New York, NY: Joe's Pub at The Public
July 28: Pawling, NY: Daryl's House Club

Hey everyone, we're NOW TAKING REQUESTS for these stripped-down trio shows in May. We're using these Facebook pages to post them so we can build the set in advance and hopefully vary each evening's program quite a bit.

May 2: Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1209274805832303/

May 3: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622075048099878/

May 5: Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR: https://www.facebook.com/events/1273968852694833/

May 6: Triple Door, Seattle, WA: https://www.facebook.com/events/269888260097984/

This month only: 50% off all posters! Lots of rare Okkervil River posters from gigs gone by...check it out here: http://stores.portmerch.com/okkervilriver/posters.html

Will Sheff: The First Time an Adult Took Me Seriously


Will wrote this piece for The New York Times about a former mentor: https://nyti.ms/2jWaW34

nytimes.com Will Sheff, the frontman of the band Okkervil River, writes of the power of a mentor.

Videos (See all)

Mary On A Wave
Leonard Cohen's "Anthem" - live in Bristol (UK) 11/11/16
Okkervil River - "The Industry" OFFICIAL VIDEO
"Black Sheep Boy: Early Drafts on the Road"


Band Members

Will Sheff. Will Graefe. Cully Symington. Benjamin Lazar Davis. Sarah Pedinotti.

Record Label

ATO Records

General Manager

Fort William Management

Booking Agent

Kevin French, Paradigm
Ashburn Artists