Tour Updates: Crowded House, Ted Leo

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Recently reunited Aussie pop rockers Crowded House have announced an extensive North American tour, their first in over ten years, in support of Time on Earth, the band's first album since 1993's Together Alone, out July 10 via ATO. The 27-date outing, kicking off Aug 4 in Northampton, MA will lead frontman Neil Finn and co. thru major East Coast cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, and New York, with a rotating cast of openers including Pete Yorn, 16 Frames, and Fountains of Wayne. The tour will also deliver Crowded House's tunes through Chicago, Denver, San Diego, Seattle, and Nashville, among others.

Crowded House tour dates:

8/4, Northampton, MA (Calvin Theater)
8/5, Boston, MA (Bank of American Pavillion) *
8/6, Philadelphia, PA (Mann Center for Performing Arts) *
8/8, New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)*
8/9, New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)*
8/11, Montreal, QE (St. Denis)*
8/13, Toronto, ON (Massey Hall)*
8/14, Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan Theatre)#
8/17, Milwaukee, WI (Pabst Theatre)#
8/18, Chicago, IL (House of Blues)#
8/20, Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theatre)#
8/22, Denver, CO (Fillmore)%
8/24, San Diego, CA (Humphrey's)#
8/25, Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara Bowl)*
8/26, Oakland, CA (Paramount Theatre of the Arts)*
8/28, Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theater)*
8/29, Saratoga, CA (The Mountain Winery)*
8/30, Saratoga, CA (The Mountain Winery)*
9/1, Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot)
9/2, Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer)*
9/3, Vancouver, BC (Orpheum Theatre)*
9/5, Calgary, AB (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium)*
9/6, Edmonton, AB (Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium)*
9/8, Winnipeg, MB (Winnipeg Concert Hall)*
9/9, Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)*
9/11, Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)*
9/12, Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)*

(* w/ Pete Yorn)
(# w/16 Frames)
(% w/ Fountains of Wayne)

Washington D.C.-dwelling punk lifer Ted Leo and his band the Pharmacists have appended eight dates to their previously announced outing behind the March 20 release of Living with the Living. Now, following a run through European hubs during June and July, Leo will return to the Red, White, Blue and hit cities such as Cleveland, Chicago, and Nashville before concluding Aug. 8 will a gig close to home, in Towson, MD.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists tour dates:

8/1, Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)
8/3, Chicago, IL (Grant Park/Lollapalooza)
8/5, Covington, KY (Madison Theater/Sonic Muse Festival)
8/6, Nashville, TN (Exit/In)
8/7, Birmingham, AL (The Bottle Tree Lounge)
8/8, Roswell, GA (WhirlyBall Atlanta)
8/9, Athens, GA (40 Watt Club/Athens Popfest)
8/11, Towson, MD (Recher Theatre)

On the Web:
Crowded House at frenz.com
tedleo.com

Talk: Will Crowded House's Time on Earth stand the test of time or result in reunion failure?

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