(CS) The Lemonheads have announced an additional 50 North American tour dates for early 2012.
The group will be performing their classic 1992 album, It's A Shame About Ray, from beginning to end.
Evan Dando will be joined on this tour by guitarist Josh Lattanzi (The Candles) and drummer Brian Nolan (American Hi-Fi).
It's A Shame About Ray was released in 1992 and was The Lemonheads' second album for Atlantic Records. The album featured the trio Evan Dando (guitar, vocals), David Ryan (drums) and Juliana Hatfield (bass, backing vocals) breezing through 12 songs in just under 30 minutes, including the title track, "My Drug Buddy," "The Turnpike Down" and the cultural touchstone, "Alison's Starting To Happen."
On February 7, 2012, The Lemonheads will release Hotel Sessions on Hall of Records/Breath of Saltwater an intimate recording documenting a Sunday night that Evan Dando spent recording new songs with just an acoustic guitar (and some revealing commentary) in a hotel room in Bondi Beach, Australia. The 14 songs include some that never made it to an official Lemonheads album, but Dando says, "the "Into Your Arms" I did here is better than the one on the album (I like it anyway)."
The past year has seen Evan Dando performing sold-out acoustic dates in the US with former band-mate Juliana Hatfield as well as performing both solo and band dates in the UK, Australia, and Europe.
New York's The Shining Twins will support The Lemonheads on the upcoming 2012 dates and will also be releasing an EP, Cum Play With Us, on February 7 via Hall of Records/Breath of Saltwater.
Tickets from the Lemonheads canceled October 5 date in Atlanta (due to Dando's bout with pharyngitis early on in the tour) will be honored at the February 27 show - also at The Earl.
IT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY track listing:
"It's A Shame About Ray"
"My Drug Buddy"
"The Turnpike Down"
"Alison's Starting To Happen"
"Hannah & Gabi"
"Ceiling Fan In My Spoon"
THE LEMONHEADS upcoming shows:
10/21 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
10/22 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/24 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/28 San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
10/29 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/31 Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
11/03 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/04 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
11/05 Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
11/06 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music
11/30 Portsmouth @ Wedgwood Rooms
12/01 Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
12/02 Leeds @ Leeds University Student Union
12/04 Newcastle @ Cluny
12/05 Glasgow @ Oran Mor Auditorium
12/06 Manchester @ Ritz
12/07 Liverpool @ Academy 2
12/08 Sheffield @ Plug
12/10 Birmingham @ Academy 2
12/11 Cambridge @ The Junction
12/12 London @ Shepherds Bush Empire
12/13 Brighton @ Concorde 2
2012 US TOUR
01/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
01/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
01/12 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
01/13 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den
01/14 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
01/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
01/17 Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
01/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
01/20 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
01/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
01/22 Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon
01/24 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
01/26 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
01/27 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
01/28 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
01/29 Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
01/30 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
02/01 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
02/02 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
02/03 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
02/04 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
02/06 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
02/07 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
02/09 Dallas, TX @ The Door
02/10 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
02/11 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
02/12 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
02/14 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
02/15 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
02/16 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's
02/17 Birmingham, AL @ BottleTree
02/18 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
02/20 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
02/22 Gainesville, FL @ Double Down Live
02/23 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
02/24 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
02/25 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
02/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
02/28 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
02/29 Greenville, SC @ Handlebar
03/02 Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
03/03 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
03/04 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
03/05 Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
03/06 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
03/09 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
03/10 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
03/11 New Hope, PA @ New HopeWinery
03/13 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
03/14 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's