Pete Yorn Adds Special In-Store Performances to His First-Ever Acoustic Tour

With Shows Selling Out Along Tour Itinerary, Singer-Songwriter Sets Up Free Performances At Local Independent Record Stores

Pete Yorn In-Store Performances To Be Recorded For Limited Edition CD Series "Live From..."

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Jun 15, 2006

In response to venues selling out for his very first acoustic tour, Columbia Records artist Pete Yorn is scheduling special free afternoon mini-concerts day-of-show at local independent record stores along his tour route.

The set lists for Pete's in-store performances will uniquely vary from location to location. Each of Pete's in-store performances will be recorded for a limited edition souvenir CD series, "Live From...," to be sold exclusively at the local independent record store originally hosting the mini-concert.

Local independent record stores participating in Pete Yorn's "Live From ... " mini-concert/CD recording series include Salzers (Santa Barbara, California, June 22); Fingerprints (Long Beach, California, June 23); Dimples (Sacramento, California, June 24); The Singing Dog (Columbus, Ohio, July 6); Newbury Comics (Boston, Massachusetts, July 12); Record and Tape Traders (Baltimore, Maryland, July 13); Electric Fetus (Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 22); Lou's (San Diego, California, August 1); and AKA (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11).

Pete will launch his free in-store mini-concert series at Rhino Records in Claremont, California on June 20.

Fans pre-ordering Pete Yorn's upcoming album, Nightcrawler, at Pete's in-stores and concerts will receive a special limited edition six-song EP, "Westerns." Pete calls Nightcrawler the final installment in a musical trilogy that began in 2001 with his debut album, musicforthemorningafter, and continued through 2003's Day I Forgot.

"I've been in this lonesome cowboy phase for a while," Pete told Billboard.com. "I've been really inspired by guys like Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. 'Westerns' has a twang to it and is a real departure for me, but Nightcrawler is most definitely the rock record."

Pete Yorn's very first acoustic tour begins June 22 at Soho in Santa Barbara and ends August 12 at the fabled Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey (see itinerary following).

Yorn's "You & Me" Acoustic Tour gives fans a rare opportunity to catch the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter performing his classic repertoire and new material up-close-and-personal in a series of small, intimate venues.

Pete's upcoming acoustic tour will provide fans with an exclusive preview of songs from his upcoming, third, full-length studio album, Nightcrawler, now slated for release on Red Ink/Columbia in September 2006.

"I encourage you all to rise up and UNITE this summer and join me as I embark on my first ever nationwide acoustic tour (with friends)," wrote Pete to his fans on his website (http://www.peteyorn.com/ ). "I will be showcasing selections from the new record, as well as plenty of songs from the old catalogue."

From the beginning of his career, singer/songwriter/rocker Pete Yorn has been the topic of numerous critical accolades. Rolling Stone, who picked Pete as one of the magazine's "Ten to Watch in 2001," gave Pete's debut album, musicforthemorningafter, a four-star (****) rating calling the album " ... atmospheric, gently lit by sunlight and regret." Pete's debut album was certified RIAA gold as of April 24, 2002.

USA Today observed "The latest last great hope for the ailing singer/songwriter genre may vaguely resemble a young Springsteen ... .His insinuating melodies and lean ... driving graceful arrangements evoke R.E.M.'s early work. It's impossible to pigeonhole Yorn's music ... inspired quirkiness makes him, if not the future of rock 'n' roll, at least a promising new disciple."

Pete Yorn has toured actively since the release of musicforthemorningafter and has shared bills with the Foo Fighters, Semisonic, Coldplay, REM, and others. He was the headline artist on the inaugural MTV2 Handpicked Tour and played drums on a set of Stooges covers with Iggy Pop, Mike Watt, and the Hives' Mike Vigilante and Pelle Almqvist at the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theater.

Day I Forgot, Pete's eagerly awaited successor to musicforthemorningafter, was released in April 2003 to widespread critical acclaim and debuted at #18 on the Billboard 200 best-selling album chart.

Pete Yorn's last release, Live from New Jersey, a stunning full-length performance recorded live at the Community Theater in Morristown, New Jersey, on October 29, 2003, was released in January 2004. Like Yorn's concerts themselves, his live album was a treasure trove for fans as well as an ideal introduction to the scope of Pete's music.

             Pete Yorn -- "You & Me" Acoustic Tour Itinerary

  Date          City/State          Venue                In-Store
  Tue, Jun 20   Claremont, CA                            Rhino
  Thu, Jun 22   Santa Barbara, CA   Soho                 Salzers
  Fri, Jun 23   Long Beach, CA      The Vault            Fingerprints
  Sat, Jun 24   Sacramento, CA      Blue Lamp            Dimples
  Tue, Jun 27   Dallas, TX          Gypsy Tea Room
  Wed, Jun 28   Austin, TX          The Parish
  Fri, Jun 30   Lawrence, KS        The Bottleneck
  Sat, Jul 1    St. Louis, MO       Blueberry Hill
  Sun, Jul 2    Madison, WI         The Annex
  Wed, Jul 5    Indianapolis, IN    Music Mill
  Thu, Jul 6    Columbus, OH        The Basement         The Singing Dog
  Fri, Jul 7    Louisville, KY      Phoenix Hill Tavern
  Sat, Jul 8    Buffalo, NY         Town Ballroom
  Mon, Jul 10   Rochester, NY       Water Street Music
                                     Hall
  Tue, Jul 11   Portland, ME        Asylum
  Wed, Jul 12   Boston, MA          Paradise Lounge      Newbury Comics
  Thu, Jul 13   Baltimore, MD       Sonar                Record and Tape
                                                          Traders
  Sat, Jul 15   Raleigh, NC         Cat's Cradle
  Mon, Jul 17   Nashville, TN       Exit/Inn
  Tue, Jul 18   Atlanta, GA         Smith's Olde Bar
  Wed, Jul 19   Birmingham, AL      The Nick
  Fri, Jul 21   Council Bluffs, IA  Whiskey Roadhouse
  Sat, Jul 22   Minneapolis, MN     The Varsity Theatre  Electric Fetus
  Mon, Jul 24   Denver, CO          The Walnut Room
  Tue, Jul 25   Boulder, CO         Fox Theatre
  Wed, Jul 26   Salt Lake City, UT  Club Sound
  Fri, Jul 28   Seattle, WA         Crocodile Cafe
  Sat, Jul 29   Portland, OR        Doug Fir Lounge
  Mon, Jul 31   San Francisco, CA   Great American Music
                                     Hall
  Tue, Aug 1    San Diego, CA       The Casbah           Lou's
  Wed, Aug 2    Phoenix, AZ         Martini Ranch
  Tue, Aug 8    Alexandria, VA      Birchmere            Olsson's
  Wed, Aug 9    Richmond, VA        Alley Kats
  Fri, Aug 11   Philadelphia, PA    Northstar            AKA
  Sat, Aug 12   Asbury Park, NJ     Stone Pony

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SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Claire Mercuri, New York, +1-212-833-5121,
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Web site: http://www.peteyorn.com/
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