Cake and Cheap Trick will headline the second annual Unlimited Sunshine tour, kicking off Sept. 2 in Atlanta. The 14-date North American trek will also feature Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers, the Detroit Cobras and the Hackensaw Boys.
In recent days, incorrect tour information had made its way onto several Internet sites, including Cake’s own official Web site. A representative for the band’s management confirmed the information listed below.
Last summer, Cake took the Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, De La Soul and Kinky out on the inaugural Unlimited Sunshine tour. “I guess we looked out there at the summer tours going on the last couple of years and realized that what we hope is a huge segment of the population is not very well-represented as far as summer concerts are concerned,” frontman John McCrea told Billboard at the time. “In other words, we don’t see a lot of concerts we wanted to go to ourselves, so we thought we’d make one. We actually really like the bands on this tour.”
Cake has not released a new album since 2001’s “Comfort Eagle” (Columbia). The set debuted at No. 13 on The Billboard 200.
Today (July 22) Cheap Trick releases “Special One,” its first studio album in six years, via Big 3 Records. The veteran rock act will perform the single “Scent of a Woman” Thursday on NBC’s “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”
Cheap Trick is also due to perform Aug. 2 at the American Bowl in Tokyo. The game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets will be the first official National Football League exhibition match-up of the 2003-2004 season. The game and the band’s performance will be broadcast live at 5 a.m. ET on ESPN2 and rebroadcast at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Here are the Unlimited Sunshine tour dates:
Sept. 2: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Sept. 4: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Sept. 5: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Sept. 6: New York (Roseland)
Sept. 7: Boston (Orpheum)
Sept. 9: Columbus, Ohio (PromoWest Pavilion)
Sept. 10: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Sept. 11: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
Sept. 12: Omaha, Neb. (Creighton University)
Sept. 13: Denver (Fillmore)
Sept. 16: Seattle (Moore Theater)
Sept. 17: Portland, Ore. (Roseland)
Sept. 19: San Francisco (Warfield)
Sept. 20: Los Angeles (TBD)