Seminal band The Jayhawks has announced June tour dates in support of their anticipated new album Paging Mr. Proust, releasing April 29 (Thirty Tigers). The June dates cover the Midwest and East Coast beginning on June 7 with two shows in Chicago. The run includes stops in Toronto, Boston, New York, Washington, Nashville and winds up in their hometown of Minneapolis on July 1. Look for West Coast date coming in July. See full list of dates below.
Paging Mr. Proust features 12 new songs that both push the sonic envelope and recall classic elements of their best work. The group has created an album loaded with great songwriting, beautiful harmonies and indelible melodies that immediately remind us why The Jayhawks have remained such a respected and influential band for almost three decades. Paging Mr. Proust recently received an 8/10 review in Uncut and has garnered early U.S. coverage in The Wall Street Journal , Entertainment Weekly, NPR’s All Songs Considered and American Songwriter, with much more to come.
Paging Mr. Proust was co-produced by bandleader Gary Louris, REM’s Peter Buck and Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket). The album features the long-time core band members: Louris (lead vox/guitars), Marc Perlman (bass), Tim O’Reagan (drums/vox), and Karen Grotberg (keyboards/vox). Special guests include Buck, Mike Mills and Scott McCaughey.
See tour dates below
The Jayhawks Tour Dates
May 13 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
May 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre
May 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
May 17 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Center
May 20 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
May 21 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
May 22 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
June 7 & 8 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
June 10 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
June 11 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
June 13 – Boston, MA – Royale
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
June 15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
June 18 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
June 21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
June 22 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
June 24 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
June 25 – Nashville, TN – Musician’s Corner/Centennial Park
June 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
June 28 – Kansas City, MO – Knucklehead’s
June 29 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys
July 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis Zoo
Stay tuned for more tour dates to come.