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Lemonhead Evan Dando Announces Solo Tour

01/12/2010
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Evan Dando, singer, songwriter, and guitarist of The Lemonheads, will be setting out on a solo tour in early 2010 that begins January 29 at Maxwell's in Hoboken and wraps up March 6 back in New York at Mercury Lounge. See all current dates below.

Evan will be performing an intimate set featuring songs from his solo album and plenty of classic Lemonheads tunes along with several inspired covers, including some from his most recent covers album, Varshons (06/09, The End Records).

Produced by Butthole Surfers ringleader Gibby Haynes, Varshons was inspired by mix tapes that Gibby used to send to Evan. The collection is filled with strange bedfellows - from G.G. Allin to Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt and garage rockers The Green Fuz. The Lemonheads make each track their own, with help from actress Liv Tyler, singing back up on Leonard Cohen's "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye," and Kate Moss, who sings over the dance groove of Arling & Cameron's "Dirty Robot," which also features lead guitar by John Perry on loan from The Only Ones.

Supporting Evan will be The Candles, the first solo project from Josh Lattanzi, encapsulating the varied styles and influences he's picked up while recording and touring with the likes of Ben Kweller, Albert Hammond, Jr. (The Strokes) and the Lemonheads. With the first significant free time he had in years, Lattanzi began the process of crafting his debut in June 2008, writing and recording demos in his New York City apartment. The recording process then moved to a studio in Celeste, TX and the album was finished in NYC this past Spring. The west coast sounds of the seventies that snaked like a vine from Gram Parsons through Evan Dando and Ryan Adams nestle up nicely to Lattanzi on such tunes as "Let Me Down Easy" and "Between The Sounds" while "Here Or Gone" finds the singer delivering a big "roll down the car windows" chorus that would make Tom Petty smile. Between the Sounds, the debut album from The Candles, will be available in Spring 2010.

Evan Dando on tour (with The Candles):

Jan 29 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
Jan 30 – New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
Jan 31 – Bordentown, NJ @ The Record Collector Store
Feb 03 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Feb 04 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
Feb 05 – Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
Feb 06 – Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Café
Feb 09 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Feb 10 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
Feb 11 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
Feb 12 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Feb 13 – Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
Feb 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
Feb 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
Feb 18 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Feb 19 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Feb 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
Feb 21 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Feb 23 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
Feb 24 – Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging (Outdoor)
Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
Feb 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
Mar 03 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Mar 06 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

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