Yorn Plans Tour, Debut Album Reissue
Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has sketched out a spring North American tour that is a mix of headlining and festival appearances, and tentative dates opening for Weezer. As previously reported, dates wiSinger/songwriter Pete Yorn has sketched out a spring North American tour that is a mix of headlining and festival appearances, and tentative dates opening for Weezer. As previously reported, dates with Elbow supporting kick off April 2 in Santa Ana, Calif.; the prospective Weezer tour would begin April 23 in Edmonton.
Yorn and Elbow will also appear April 27 and 28, respectively, at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. On May 3, Yorn's tour will visit Nashville's River Stages Festival, with a stop at Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival slated for the next day.
In the midst of the tour, Columbia will release a limited edition of Yorn's critically acclaimed debut album "musicforthemorningafter." Due April 23, the new version will feature a bonus disc that boasts a number of covers, including Bruce Springsteen's "New York Serenade" and "Dancing in the Dark," the Smiths' "Panic," and David Bowie's "China Girl." The enhanced disc will also feature a new version of Yorn's "Strange Condition" featuring R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, as well as videos for "Strange Condition," "For Nancy ('Cos It Already Is)," "Life on a Chain," and "June."
"Musicforthemorningafter" peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold more than 354,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan. Elbow is touring behind its V2 debut, "Asleep in the Back," which has spawned the U.K. singles "Newborn" and the title track.
Weezer will be hitting the road in support of its forthcoming album, "Maladroit," tentatively due April 30 from Geffen. The band recently irked the label by sending out an eight-song preview disc to radio stations and journalists, resulting in advance airplay of several songs, including "Dope Nose," which debuted last week at No. 38 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. Weezer will launch at five-date U.K. tour tomorrow (March 19) in Manchester, England.
Here are Pete Yorn's upcoming tour dates:
April 2: Santa Ana, Calif. (Galaxy Theatre; w/Elbow)
April 4: San Diego (4th & B; w/Elbow)
April 5: Las Vegas (House Of Blues; w/Elbow)
April 6: Salt Lake City (Club Xscape; w/Elbow)
April 8: Lawrence, Kan. (Granada Theater; w/Elbow)
April 9: St. Louis, Mo. (Pageant; w/Elbow)
April 10: Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note; w/Elbow)
April 13: University Park, Pa. (Penn State University)
April 15: Minneapolis (First Avenue; w/Elbow)
April 16: Milwaukee (The Rave; w/Elbow)
April 17: Madison, Wis. (Barrymore Theatre; w/Elbow)
April 18: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
April 19: South Bend, Ind. (Heartland; w/Elbow)
April 21: Seattle (Moore Theatre)
April 23: Edmonton (tentative w/Weezer)
April 24: Calgary (tentative w/Weezer)
April 26: Vancouver (tentative w/Weezer)
April 27: Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field; Coachella Festival)
April 28: Pullman, Wash. (tentative w/Weezer)
April 29: Missoula, Mont. (tentative w/Weezer)
April 30: Billings, Mont. (tentative w/Weezer)
May 2: Fargo, N.D. (tentative w/Weezer)
May 3: Nashville (River Stages Festival)
May 4: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
May 5: Lincoln, Neb. (tentative w/Weezer)
May 8: Colorado Springs, Colo. (tentative w/Weezer)
May 10: Albuquerque, N.M. (tentative w/Weezer)
May 11: Tucson, Ariz. (tentative w/Weezer)
May 18: Washington, D.C. (DC-101-sponsored festival)