New Tours: M. Ward, Cursive

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M. Ward / Cursive
WRITTEN BY
Larry Fitzmaurice

Folky troubadour and the "him" in She & Him has unveiled a brief winter tour to celebrate the February 17 release of his sixth solo record, Hold Time. The eight-date outing will kick off February 18 in Boston, MA, and close March 7 in Portland, OR. Opening acts have not been announced, but given Ward's impressive list of collaborators, a special guest or two are sure to pop up.

M. Ward Tour Dates:
2/18, Boston, MA (Somerville Theater)
2/19, New York, NY (The Apollo Theatre)
2/20, Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero Theatre)
3/4, Los Angeles, CA (Music Box at Fonda)
3/5, San Francisco, CA (Palace of Fine Arts)
3/6, Seattle, WA (Showbox At The Market)
3/7, Portland, OR (Aladdin Theater)

Emo heroes Cursive will take a break from recording the follow-up to 2006's Happy Hollow this January and step out for a handful of performances. The band's 10-date tour will kick off January 14 in Minneapolis, MN, drop into Midwest cities and New York, and conclude with a double-date in their hometown of Omaha, NE, Jan. 23-24.

Cursive Tour Dates:
1/14, Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock Social Club)
1/15, Marquette, MI (Northern Michigan University)
1/16, Chicago, IL (Schubas -- Tomorrow Never Knows Festival)
1/17, Cleveland Heights, OH (Grog Shop)
1/18, Brooklyn, NY (Union Hall)
1/19, New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)
1/21, Columbus, OH (The Summit)
1/22, Columbia, MO (Mojo's)
1/23-24, Omaha, NE (Slowdown)

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