Ivy Lines Up Acoustic Gigs

New York-based pop act Ivy has set a series of acoustic performances around the July 10 release of its upcoming Nettwerk album, "Long Distance." The group has confirmed shows in New York (July 11) and

New York-based pop act Ivy has set a series of acoustic performances around the July 10 release of its upcoming Nettwerk album, "Long Distance." The group has confirmed shows in New York (July 11) and Los Angeles (July 13-14), with additional dates expected in Boston and San Francisco. A full headlining tour of North America is being set up for early fall in support of the set, which was first issued last year in Japan by EastWest.

In related news, Ivy's Adam Schlesinger tells Billboard.com that his other group, Fountains Of Wayne, plans to "make a new record over the summer if we can squeeze it in, or at least start." The group, which released two albums for Atlantic, is currently shopping for a new label deal. FOW has also been asked to contribute to a new VH1 animated series, where the group appears "from time to time to sing little song snippets that help move the story along," Schlesinger says.

Schlesinger has also completed production work on modern rock outfit the Verve Pipe's third studio album, "One For You ... Two For Me," due Sept. 11. Meanwhile, Ivy's Andy Chase will re-team with Tahiti 80 to produce the French rock group's second album later this year.

Here are Ivy's tour dates:
July 11: New York (Tonic)
July 13: Los Angeles (KCRW radio show)
July 14: Los Angeles (the Mint)