The Jayhawks New Album and Tour

08/02/2011
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(S&C) Rounder Records have set a September 20th release for The Jayhawks new album Mockingbird Time.

Already receiving acclaim, the album's first single, "She Walks In So Many Ways," debuted at #29 at BDS and #30 at Mediabase and is currently #13 at FMQB's Top 200 and #13 at their Non Commercial Chart.

In celebration of the release, the band will embark on a worldwide tour spanning this summer and fall, including an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on September 23.

The 12-track album is the first full-band studio release featuring both founding members Gary Louris and Mark Olson since 1995's Tomorrow the Green Grass.

In addition to co-writing all the songs with Olson, Louris also produced the record. Mockingbird Time was recorded in Minneapolis at The Terrarium Recording Studios over a month's time during the winter of 2010. Other original band members featured on the record include Karen Grotberg (keyboards, vocals), Tim O'Reagan (drums, vocals) and Marc Perlman (bass). Of returning to the studio as The Jayhawks, Louris notes, "The difference from then and now is that Mark and I have both experienced different kinds of music and expanded our palates. So this record has moments of experimentation and a bit of worldliness. I like a well-crafted, in-and-out kind of song, but with Mark, the lyrics dictate the music, and he'll go off into interesting, asymmetrical compositions. So it's a nice balance. Certain things were meant to be—like peanut butter and jelly—and Mark and I just work well together. And having done a lot of co-writing during the last six or seven years, I'm more appreciative of the magic that we have together. That doesn't come along very often for anybody."

August 2 Birmingham, UK HMV Institute
August 3 Glasgow, UK ABC
August 4 Manchester, UK Academy 2
August 5 London, UK Forum
August 6 Heuveland, Belgium Dranouter Festival
August 8 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso
August 9 Hengelo, Holland Metropool
August 10 Copenhagen, Denmark Amanger Bio
August 12 Oslo, Norway Oya Festival
August 13 Gothenburg, Sweden Way Out West
August 14 & 15 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia
September 15 & 16 St. Cloud, MN The Paramount
September 17 Mankato, MN Riverfront Park
September 23 New York, NY Late Show with David Letterman
October 8 Chattanooga, TN River Rocks Festival
October 9 Athens, OH Mountain Stage- Blackburn Auditorium
October 11 Nelsonville, OH Stuart's Opera House††
October 12 Bloomington, IN The Bluebird††
October 14 Louisville, KY Brown Theatre††
October 15 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre††
October 16 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls††
October 18 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club††
October 20 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live††
October 21 New York, NY The Beacon†
October 22 Glensdale, PA Keswick Theatre*
October 23 Charlottesville, VA The Paramount Theater*
October 25 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel*
October 26 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre
October 27 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre*
October 28 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre*
October 29 Charlotte, NC McGlohan Theater*
November 9 Milwaukee, WI Turner Ballroom
November 10 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
November 11 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
November 12 Kansas City, CO The Beaumont
November 13 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
November 15 Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom
November 16 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
November 17 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
November 18 Austin, TX The Paramount Theater
November 19 Houston, TX House of Blues
†with special guest Rosanne Cash
*with support by Tift Merritt
††with support by Jessica Lea Mayfield

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