Indigo Girls Unearth 'Rarities,' Plan Tour

Rock duo the Indigo Girls have dipped into their archives for "Rarities," an 18-track set due June 14 via Legacy.

Rock duo the Indigo Girls have dipped into their archives for "Rarities," an 18-track set due June 14 via Legacy. The album is highlighted by the previously unreleased tracks "Winthrop" and "Let Me Go Easy," a live version of the early Amy Ray track "Cold As Ice" and an Emily Saliers composition, "Walk Your Valley," recorded at a soundcheck.

"Rarities" sports a number of covers, from the Clash's "Clampdown" and the Rod Stewart-popularized/Crazy Horse-penned "I Don't Want To Talk About It" (from the "Philadelphia" soundtrack) to the Grateful Dead's "Uncle John's Band" (from the 1991 Dead tribute album “Deadicated”) and Vic Chesnutt's "Free of Hope."

The album also features collaborations with R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, plus a remix of the 1997 track "Shed Your Skin" by Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello.

The Indigo Girls will begin a six-week summer tour June 7 in Charlotte, N.C., and will also play a Sept. 10 show at Atlanta's Chastain Park, near their Decatur, Ga., homebase.

Here is the track list for "Rarities":

"I Don't Want To Talk About It"
"Mona Lisas and Madhatters"
"Let Me Go Easy"
"Free of Hope"
"Shed Your Skin"(Tom Morello remix)
"Never Stop" (1986 EP version)
"Ghost" (demo)
"Uncle John's Band"
"I'll Give You My Skin" (featuring Michael Stipe)
"Free In You" (Dave Cooley remix)
"Point Hope F.O.I.A."
"Ramblin' Round" (featuring Ani DiFranco)
"Cold As Ice" (live)
"Walk Your Valley"
"It Won't Take Long"

Here are the Indigo Girls' tour dates:

June 7: Charlotte, N.C. (Neighborhood Theatre)
June 8: Vienna, Va. (Wolf Trap)
June 10: Hampton Beach, N.J. (Hampton Beach Casino)
June 11: Hyannis, Mass. (Cape Cod Melody Tent)
June 12: Northampton, Mass. (Calvin Theatre)
June 14: Burlington, Vt. (Flynn Theatre)
June 16: New York (Roseland)
June 17: Johnson City, N.Y. (Magic City Music Hall)
June 19: Champion, Pa. (Seven Springs)
June 22: Glen Allen, Va. (Innsbrook Pavilion)
June 23: Greensboro, N.C. (War Memorial)
June 26: Taos, N.M. (Kit Carson Park)
July 6: San Diego (Humphrey's)
July 7: Long Beach, Calif. (Vault 350)
July 8: Portland, Ore. (Hawkins Amphitheatre)
July 9: Redwood City, Calif. (Fox Theatre)
July 10: Saratoga, Calif. (Motalvo Center)
July 15: Ventea, Ore. (Secret House Vineyard)
July 17: Portland, Ore. (Oregon Zoo)
July 19-20: Seattle (South Lake Union Park)
Sept. 10: Atlanta (Chastain Park)