New Ben Kweller Album Due January '09; Fall Tour Announced

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WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

After recording a Smashing Pumpkins cover live for SPIN.com, strutting through a few career-spanning shows, and offering fans a "homemade Christmas present," Ben Kweller has now unveiled the gift that keeps on giving: A new album. Changing Horses, Kweller's fourth album to date, will tentatively arrive in January '09 via ATO Records.

And what better way to get acquainted with Kweller's Horses than with a live show? That's right, to road test tunes in advance of the new album's release, the Texas-bred rocker will hit the road this fall on a 24-date tour, set to kick off in Dallas Sept. 25. From there, Kweller and crew will drop in to cities across the Midwest and West Coast before leaping east and descending from Boston to Tallahassee. The tour will come full circle and conclude at the Lone Star State's capitol of Austin Nov. 2.

Ben Kweller tour dates:

9/25, Dallas, TX (Pontiac Garage at House of Blues)
9/26, Houston, TX (Walters On Washington)
9/27, Oklahoma City, OK (University of Oklahoma)
9/30, Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
10/1, Pomona, CA (The Glass House)
10/2, West Hollywood, CA (Troubadour)
10/4, San Francisco, CA (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest at Golden Gate Park)
10/6, Eugene, OR (W.O.W Hall)
10/7, Seattle, WA (Chop Suey)
10/10, Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater)
10/11, Omaha, NE (Slowdown)
10/13, Minneapolis, MN (TBA)
10/14, Chicago, IL (The Bottom Lounge)
10/16, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
10/17, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
10/20, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda's)
10/21, Washington D.C (Rock and Roll Hotel)
10/23, Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge)
10/24, Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
10/25, Birmingham, AL (WorkPlay Theater)
10/27, Orlando, FL (The Social)
10/28, Ybor City, FL (Crowbar)
10/29, Tallahassee, FL (Florida State University, Club Downunder)
11/2, Austin, TX (Antone's)

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