Listen Now: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “Hey Mama”




Hey Mama,” the latest track from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats debuts today—listen to the track here: The song appears on the band’s highly anticipated new album, Tearing at the Seams, out March 9 on Stax Records. The record is available for pre-order here:

Most recently, the band released their single “You Worry Me” to critical praise—Rolling Stone proclaims, “The first single from his forthcoming LP adds Southern-rock bite and weary longing to make for his most urgent song yet.”

In support of the release, the band adds additional dates to their extensive North American tour. Tickets for the dates are on sale now at See below for complete details.

Initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff & The Night Sweats re-established their dynamic off the stage and in the studio. “For the first record I demo’ed everything up and created most of the parts,” says Rateliff. “This time, I felt like we’ve all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere together. We should all have that experience together.” The band finished recording with producer Richard Swift—who has helmed records for The Shins and Foxygen, in addition to The Night Sweats’ debut—collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band’s emotion and intensity.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are: Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys), Andy Wild (saxophone), Scott Frock (trumpet) and Jeff Dazey (saxophone).

Their 2015 debut album is now certified Gold in the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Platinum in Canada and Silver in the U.K., while their hit single “S.O.B.” is certified Platinum in the U.S. and Canada and Gold in Switzerland.


  1. Shoe Boot
  2. Be There
  3. A Little Honey
  4. Say It Louder
  5. Hey Mama
  6. Babe I Know
  7. Intro
  8. Coolin’ Out
  9. Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home)
  10. You Worry Me
  11. Still Out There Running
  12. Tearing at the Seams


February 7 & 8—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour

May 5—Saint Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live*

May 6—Atlanta, GA—Shaky Knees Festival

May 8—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore*

May 9—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz*

May 11—Asheville, NC—Highland Brewing Company*

May 12—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater*

May 14—Richmond, VA—The National

May 16—Washington, DC—Anthem

May 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall

May 19—Montreal, QC—MTelus

May 31—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island†

June 1—Indianapolis, IN—Lawn at White River State Park

June 2—Lewiston, NY—Artpark Amphitheater†

June 3—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica†

June 5—Cooperstown, NY—Brewery Ommegang

June 6—Philadelphia, PA—Skyline Stage at the Mann Center

June 8—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion‡

June 9— Forest Hills, NY—Forest Hills Stadium***

August 3—Kansas City, MO—Crossroads

August 5—St. Paul, MN—The Palace Theatre

August 7—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheatre

August 9—Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater

August 10—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Amphitheater

August 15—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater

August 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater

August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
August 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre††


*w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

†w/ The Head & The Heart

‡w/ Deer Tick

***w/ The Head & The Heart and Hiss Golden Messenger

**w/ Tank and the Bangas

††w/ Slim Cessna’s Auto Club

BOLD—sold out

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