The new Seattle supergroup Walking Papers has set an August 6th release date for their self-titled debut album and has announced tour dates to support the effort.
The band features Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver star Duff McKagan, Screaming Trees and Mad Season's Barrett Martin and The Missionary Position's Jeff Angell and Benjamin Anderson.
The group recording the album in Seattle with producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney), who also mixed the album. Pearl Jam's Mike McCready makes a special guest appearance on the album's lead single "The Whole World's Watching" and the song "I'll Stick Around."
Walking Papers will be hitting the road this summer to promote the album. They will be headlining the second stage of this year's Uproar Festival which will also feature Alice In Chains and Jane's Addiction.
The tour is set to kick off on August 9th at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA and will conclude on September 15th in Irvine, CA at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
The group recently concluded a brief European tour and plan to head back over the pond for a series of UK and Irish dates next month that will include a regular and an acoustic set at this year's Download Festival.
UK and Ireland Dates
June 11th – Dublin, Ireland: The Pint
June 12th – Belfast, Northern Ireland: Voodoo
June 13th – Glasgow, Scotland: Stereo
June 14th – Donington, England: Download Festival (acoustic set)
June 15th – Donington, England: Download Festival (regular set)
June 16th – Tallinn, Estonia: Rock Summer Festival
08/9 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
08/10 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
08/11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
08/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/14 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
08/16 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
08/17 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/18 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
08/20 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/22 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/23 Nobleville, IN Klipsch Music Center
08/24 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
08/27 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
08/28 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/29 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/31 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
09/1 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
09/2 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
09/5 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
09/8 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
09/11 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/13 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
09/14 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/15 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater