Hot Show Alert: Will Dailey takes his “Isolation” tour to all our favorite venues from …his studio

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Hot Show Alert: Will Dailey takes his “Isolation” tour to all our favorite venues from …his studio

On my personal Day 12 of quarantine, I feel like something that has really gotten me through the missing of shows has been bands jumping on their favorite social media platforms be it Twitch, Instagram, Facebook, pretty much anything you can think of. Some big ones I’ve found myself watching a lot are Andrew McMahon (of Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness) making a cocktail before he plays some tunes or makes some tacos or new dance rock favorites Twin XL planning a week of activities on IG with last night being requested covers to country hotshot Morgan Wallen and his band playing some tracks. But one that hits much closer to home is longtime Boston guy Will Dailey who is taking this to a whole different level. 

Dailey is constantly gigging in this beautiful city of ours and has been doing so for well over a decade at least to my personal memory of living in this fair city of ours and in a time of need in our city, he is using this opportunity to give back to both fans and venues. He’s launched the “Isolation Tour” where every few days he’s playing live and while putting up his Venmo tag on the feeds, it’s not going to him, it’s going to a different venue’s relief fund for that venue’s employees. He’s already performed for Great Scott, Toad and The Burren with Club Passim next up on the docket today. With the largest venue on the bill being The Paradise, he’s pretty much playing every venue under 1000 cap that we love in this city. The rest to come are Atwoods, The Sinclair, the aforementioned Dise, The Plough & Stars and ending it off with Zumix, a non-profit music education program that also works with one of the biggest local nights of the year, One Night Band. 


Dailey’s tour has covered the bases on all my favorite rooms in this city. Be it the Plough and Stars with that beautiful front window and pub comfort food to the nooks and crevices of Great Scott that you can find yourself in at a show. The people that staff these venues, even better. 

I’ll be tuning in tonight and encourage you to as well. Find more information here.

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Colleen has been writing about music since 2009. Interviewing bands since the glory days of Warped and has continued to do so for now over fourteen years. As well as doing freelance for other publications, the love for everything rock continues today.