Pete Yorn Back On the Road for Major US Summer Concert Tour Including Festival Slots at Bonnaroo & Lollapalooza and Shows With Crowded House & the Dave Matthews Band

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Jun 13, 2007

With his critically-acclaimed new album, Nightcrawler, in stores now, singer-songwriter Pete Yorn will embark on a major North American tour kicking off June 17 at the prestigious Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Yorn's concert schedule will include festival performances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits as well as shared bills with Guster, Crowded House and the Dave Matthews Band (see full itinerary following). Pete Yorn will be performing on the road with his band, Minibar.

Last year, Yorn performed a series of successful shows opening for the Dixie Chicks and, from February-March 2007, counted Aqualung, Moses Mayfield, Charlotte Martin and Robbie Armstrong among his support acts. Following his major US summer concert tour, Pete Yorn will travel to the UK this fall for a series of shows with The Fray.

"For Us," the first single from Nightcrawler, has sold more than 20,000 digital copies, is a Top 5 Triple A radio hit while a video for the track is Top 20 on VH1. Yorn performed his song, "The Man," on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on June 4. Pete's fans can look forward to hearing his new single, "Alive," which has just gone to AAA radio.

Drawing material from Yorn's much-heralded album trilogy -- musicforthemorningafter (2001), Day I Forgot (2003), and Nightcrawler (2006) - - Pete's current tour will showcase songs from all three albums as well as the dynamic cover choices and other musical surprises that make every Pete Yorn concert a unique and compelling event.

Pete Yorn's Nightcrawler has been drawing praise from the nation's music press, from the underground to the mainstream.

Penthouse, when naming "Our 20 Favorite Records of 2006," praised Nightcrawler saying, said, "A member of the next generation of great songwriters influenced by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, this New Jersey-born musician complements his romantically disenchanted, raspy vocals with fuzz- tinged guitars and keyboard on his third studio release."

"With an ear for can't miss hooks...Nightcrawler is Yorn's best yet," wrote the Washington Post, echoing the sentiments of many of the nation's music fans and critics, while Guitar World Acoustic concurred, "Pete Yorn is a singer/songwriter to be reckoned with."

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 was born in New Jersey and, after graduating from Syracuse University, migrated to Los Angeles, where he began to attract a strong and loyal local following with his performances at Cafe Largo. In a major, break, the Farrelly Brothers used Yorn's "Strange Condition" and "Just Another" in the Jim Carrey film, "Me, Myself and Irene," for which Pete also composed the score. Pete's music has been included in a number of original motion picture soundtracks including "Orange County" (2001), "Spider-Man" (2002) and "Shrek 2" (2004). Yorn's songs have also appeared on MTV's "The Hills" and The CW's "One Tree Hill," among other television programs.

Pete Yorn has toured actively since the release of his first album, 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.

Pete Yorn's Live from New Jersey, a stunning full-length performance recorded 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's 2007 Summer Tour Dates

  Headline / Festival Dates

  Jun 17   Manchester, TN              Bonnaroo Music Festival

  Jul 21   St. Louis, MO               St. Louis Riverfront - Outdoor Stage
  Jul 22   Louisville, KY              Headliner's
  Jul 24   Lancaster, PA               Chameleon Club
  Jul 25   Allentown, PA               Crocodile Rock
  Jul 27   Poughkeepsie, NY            The Chance
  Jul 28   Asbury Park, NJ             Stone Pony Summerstage
  Jul 29   Dewey Beach, DE             Bottle And Cork
  Jul 31   Washington, DC              The Filene Center @ Wolftrap
                                       (Co-Headline Date With Guster)

  Aug 1    Myrtle Beach, SC            House Of Blues
  Aug 2    Norfolk, VA                 The Norva Theatre
  Aug 4    Chicago, IL                 Grant Park, Hutchinson Field -
                                       Outdoor Stage

  Supporting Crowded House
  Aug 5    Boston, MA                  Bank Of America Pavilion
  Aug 6    Philadelphia, PA            Mann Center For The Performing Arts
  Aug 7    Hartford, CT                Webster Theater - Headline Date
  Aug 8    New York, NY                Beacon Theatre
  Aug 9    New York, NY                Beacon Theatre
  Aug 10   Philadelphia, PA            Mann Center For The Performing Arts
  Aug 12   Montreal, Quebec            St. Denis Theatre
  Aug 13   Toronto, Ontario            Massey Hall

  Supporting Dave Matthews Band
  Aug 20   Cuyahoga Falls, OH          Blossom Music Center
  Aug 22   Cincinnati, OH              Riverbend Music Center
  Aug 23   Clarkston, MI               DTE Energy Music Theatre
  Aug 24   Del Mar, CA                 Del Mar Summer Concert Series
                                       (Headline Date)

  Supporting Crowded House
  Aug 25   Santa Barbara, CA           Santa Barbara County Bowl
  Aug 26   Oakland, CA                 Paramount Theatre Of The Arts
  Aug 28   Los Angeles, CA             Greek Theatre
  Aug 29   Saratoga, CA                The Mountain Winery
  Aug 30   Saratoga, CA                The Mountain Winery
  Sep 2    Portland, OR                Arlene Schnitzer
  Sep 3    Vancouver, British Columbia Orpheum Theatre
  Sep 5    Calgary, Alberta            Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  Sep 6    Edmonton, Alberta           Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  Sep 8    Winnipeg, Manitoba          Winnipeg Concert Hall
  Sep 9    Minneapolis, MN             Orpheum Theatre
  Sep 11   Nashville, TN               Ryman Auditorium
  Sep 12   Atlanta, GA                 Tabernacle
  Sep 14   Austin, TX                  Austin City Limits Festival @ Zilker
                                       Park (Headline Date)


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SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Claire Mercuri, Columbia Records, Media, New York,
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