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 (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 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: Claire.Mercuri@sonybmg.com
Regional outlets: please contact Sandee Gardner, Columbia Records, Media, Santa Monica, 310-449-2902; email: Sandee.Gardner@sonybmg.com
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SOURCE: Columbia Records
CONTACT: Claire Mercuri, Columbia Records, Media, New York,
+1-212-833-5121, Claire.Mercuri@sonybmg.com; or Sandee Gardner, Columbia
Records, Media, Santa Monica, +1-310-449-2902, Sandee.Gardner@sonybmg.com