September Living Room Tour in Western States!

We’re very excited to hit the road for a big tour of the western states in September. These shows are hosted in private spaces. No stage, no sound system and each show is limited to 40-50 people. All tickets must be purchased in advance from our friends at Undertow. You’ll get the full address to the secret location once your purchase is complete.


September 09 : Marfa TX
September 11 : Phoenix AZ
September 12 : Los Angeles CA
September 13 : San Francisco CA
September 14 : Petaluma CA
September 15 : Reno NV
September 17 : Eugene OR
September 18 : Portland OR
September 19 : Seattle WA
September 20 : Walla Walla WA
September 21 : Boise ID
September 22 : Ogden UT
September 24 : Ft Collins CO
September 25 : Denver CO
September 26 : Albuquerque NM
September 28 : Dallas TX
September 29 : Austin TX

We’ll see you out there.
Will & Justin

HOSTS NEEDED: Western States Living Room Tour September 2018

Marie/Lepanto is Will Johnson and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster. We’re looking for people to host Living Room Shows in September.

Do you have big living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, recording studio, coffee shop or other space where we can do a private show that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people? If so, please read everything below and get in touch if you live in or near these areas and want to host. We’d love to have a show at your place!

Deadline for submissions: June 30
Tickets on sale: July 9 @ 2pm (CT) HERE

September 09 : Marfa TX – CONFIRMED
September 10 : OFF / DRIVE
September 11 : Phoenix AZ – CONFIRMED
September 12 : Los Angeles CA – CONFIRMED
September 13 : San Francisco CA – CONFIRMED
September 14 : Petaluma CA – CONFIRMED
September 15 : Reno NV – CONFIRMED
September 16 : OFF / DRIVE
September 17 : Eugene OR – HOST PENDING
September 18 : Portland OR – CONFIRMED
September 19 : Seattle WA – CONFIRMED
September 20 : Walla Walla WA – CONFIRMED
September 21 : Boise ID – CONFIRMED
**September 22 : Salt Lake City UT – HOST NEEDED
**September 23 : Cheyenne WY – HOST NEEDED
September 24 : Ft Collins CO – CONFIRMED
September 25 : Denver CO – CONFIRMED
**September 26 : Albuquerque NM – HOST NEEDED
September 27 : OFF / DRIVE
September 28 : Dallas TX

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours, check names off the list at the door… in return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.


1. Please read everything below so you know how it works.

2. email this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Marie/Lepanto Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.

3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your place.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a big living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, recording studio, coffee shop or other space where we can do a private show that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. There needs to be street parking, parking garage or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your place. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a tiny apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. These shows sell out quickly and we want everyone to have a fair opportunity to buy tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so random people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you you need is two chairs for Will and Justin to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion, pillow or folding chair to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening artists on the living room shows.

11. We love dogs and cats… we really do! But an excitable pet running around during the show can be distracting for the guests and performers. If you have curious and friendly 4-legged family members, would you be ok with putting them in another part of the house or sending them to a friend’s house during the show?

That’s it.

April Tour Dates

We’re excited to get back out on tour in April. Come out and say hello.

April 05 : Springfield MO – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 06 : Omaha NE – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 07 : Sioux Falls SD – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 08 : Minneapolis MN – Turf Club – TICKETS
April 09 : Madison WI – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 10 : Milwaukee WI – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 11 : Davenport IA – Racoon Motel – TICKETS
April 12 : Chicago – Schuba’s – TICKETS
April 13 : Detroit MI – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 14 : Ft. Wayne IN – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 17 : NYC – Mercury Lounge – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 18 : Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s – TICKETS
April 19 : Baltimore MD – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
April 20 : Washington DC – DC9 – TICKETS
April 21 : Richmond VA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 22 : Brevard NC – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 23 : Athens GA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 24 : Waverly AL – Standard Deluxe – TICKETS
April 25 : Mobile AL – Satori – INFO
April 26 : Oxford MS – Living Room Show – TICKETS
April 27 : Little Rock AR – Living Room Show – TICKETS

On Tour With Pedro The Lion in February

We’ll be on tour in February with Pedro The Lion.

Feb 8 : St Louis MO – Old Rock House – TICKETS
Feb 9 : Kansas City MO – Record Bar – TICKETS
Feb 10 : Tulsa OK – The Vanguard – TICKETS
Feb 12 : Dallas TX – Trees – TICKETS
Feb 13 : Austin TX – Mohawk – TICKETS
Feb 14 : Houston TX – Rockefeller’s – TICKETS
Feb 16 : New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks – TICKETS
Feb 17 : Birmingham AL – Saturn – TICKETS
Feb 18 : Gainesville FL – High Dive – TICKETS
Feb 19 : Orlando FL – The Social – TICKETS
Feb 21 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle – TICKETS
Feb 22 : Atlanta GA – Terminal West – TICKETS
Feb 23 : Nashville TN – Exit/In – TICKETS

More tour dates to be announced.