Mike Scott will bring his latest version of the Waterboys stateside for the band's first U.S. tour in more than 10 years. Kicking off Sept. 22 at the Celtic Festival in Denver, the trek comes in suppo

Mike Scott will bring his latest version of the Waterboys stateside for the band's first U.S. tour in more than 10 years. Kicking off Sept. 22 at the Celtic Festival in Denver, the trek comes in support of "A Rock in the Weary Land," released last year in Europe by RCA, and due out Aug. 21 in the U.S. via Razor & Tie.

As previously reported, the album reunites Scott "A Rock in the Weary Land" reunites Scott with co-founding Waterboys multi-instrumentalist Anthony Thistlewaite, who contributes electric slide mandolin to two tracks. Also featured on the album is fiddler Steve Wickham, keyboardists Thighpaulsandra and Richard Naiff, drummers Jeremy Stacey and Paul Beavis, bassists Livingston Brown, Mark Smith, and Cameron Miller, jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon, and the London Community Gospel Choir.

The band's touring lineup will be Scott, Wickham, Naiff, bassist Jo Wadeson, and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty. A slate of European dates is on tap for early 2002.

Here are the Waterboys' U.S. tour dates:

Sept. 22: Denver (Celtic Festival)
Sept. 24: Dallas (Gypsy Tea Room)
Sept. 25: Austin, Texas (La Zona Rosa)
Sept. 27: New Orleans (House of Blues)
Sept. 28: Nashville (328 Performance Hall)
Sept. 29: Atlanta (Roxy Theater)
Oct. 1: Carrboro, N.C. (Cat's Cradle)
Oct. 2: Philadelphia (Theater of the Living Arts)
Oct. 3: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club
Oct. 5-6: New York (Irving Plaza)
Oct. 8: Boston (Avalon)
Oct. 11: Detroit (St. Andrews)
Oct. 12: Chicago (Metro)
Oct. 13: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
Oct. 17: Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre)
Oct. 18-19: San Francisco (Fillmore)

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