Pete Yorn Ready to Hit the Road With First-Ever Acoustic Tour

Rare Opportunity for Fans Across the Country to Catch Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter In Small Intimate Venues

Pete Yorn's 'You & Me' Acoustic Tour Launching June 22


Columbia Records artist Pete Yorn will hit the road for his very first acoustic tour beginning June 22 at Soho in Santa Barbara and ending 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, slated for release on Tuesday, August 15.

"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 ( "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
  Thu, Jun 22     Santa Barbara, CA   Soho
  Fri, Jun 23     Long Beach, CA      The Vault
  Sat, Jun 24     Sacramento, CA      Blue Lamp
  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
  Fri, Jul 7      Louisville, KY      Phoenix Hill Tavern
  Sat, Jul 8      Buffalo, NY         Town Ballroom
  Mon, Jul 10     Rochester, NY       The Club At Water Street Music Hall
  Tue, Jul 11     Portland, ME        Asylum
  Wed, Jul 12     Boston, MA          Paradise Lounge
  Thu, Jul 13     Baltimore, MD       Sonar
  Sat, Jul 15     Raleigh, NC         Cat's Cradle
  Sun, Jul 16     Knoxville, TN       Blue Cats
  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 / Cafe De Artists
  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
  Wed, Aug 2      Phoenix, AZ         Martini Ranch
  Tue, Aug 8      Alexandria, VA      Birchmere
  Wed, Aug 9      Richmond, VA        Alley Kats
  Fri, Aug 11     Philadelphia, PA    Northstar
  Sat, Aug 12     Asbury Park, NJ     Stone Pony

For more information, please contact Claire Mercuri, Columbia Records, Media, New York, 212-833-5121; email:

Regional outlets: please contact Sandee Gardner, Columbia Records, Media, Santa Monica, 310-449-2902; email:

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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