Cracker Van Beethoven Tour

After returning from a successful Iraq tour for U.S. troops last week, Cracker will be closing out the year with a string of California dates with co-founder David Lowery's "other" alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven.

The two bands will hook up for a Petaluma, CA show on December 27th, before heading to San Francisco and Solana Beach. Cracker will then perform a New Year's Eve blow-out in Denver on Dec. 31st, and then link up again with CVB in January for additional dates in St. Louis, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Philadelphia, Washington DC, NYC and Toronto.

Cracker, featuring co-founders David Lowery (vocals/ guitar) and Johnny Hickman (lead guitar / vocals), along with bassist Sal Maida (Roxy Music / Sparks) and drummer Frank Funaro (The Dictators / Joey Ramone / Del Lords), are out in support of their critically-acclaimed Sunrise In The Land Of Milk and Honey album, while Camper Van Beethoven will be reconvening to run through indie rock staples that span from their 1985 debut Telephone Free Landslide Victory (including their quintessential early alt-hit "Take The Skinheads Bowling") to their more recent 2004 effort New Roman Times.

CVB's line-up will consist of Lowery (vocals / guitar) and original bandmates Greg Lisher (lead guitar), Jonathan Segel (violin / guitar) and Victor Krummenacher (bass), along with Cracker's Funaro on drums. Their most recent best-of album Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty was released last year as part of their 25th Anniversary as a band.

12.27 Petaluma, CA
12.28 San Francisco, CA
12.29 Solana Beach, CA
12.31 Denver, CO (Cracker only)
01.08 St. Louis, MO
01.09 Chicago, IL
01.10 Grand Rapids, MI
01.13 Philadelphia, PA
01.14 Washington, DC
01.15 New York, NY
01.16 Toronto, ONT
02.10 Ashland, VA (Cracker acoustic duo only)
02.11 Vienna, VA (Cracker acoustic duo only)
02.12 Columbus, OH (Cracker acoustic duo only)
02.13 Indianapolis. IN (Cracker acoustic duo only)
02.14 Indianapolis. IN (Cracker acoustic duo only)

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