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Tour Updates: Bill Callahan, Maps

Bill Callahan delivers Whaleheart to North American fans. Maps slate handful of U.S. shows.

Finally, after much delay, Bill Callahan has emerged from the, ahem, Smog, and announced plans to tour behind his latest release Woke on a Whaleheart, which hit store shelves this past April. Kicking off with a show at Asheville, NC’s Grey Eagle venue, Callahan’s 11-date outing will then lead the troubadour through cities such as New York, Boston, and Toronto as well as Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle. Although details have yet-to-be announced, additional dates will soon be revealed.

Bill Callahan tour dates:

9/2, Asheville, NC (Grey Eagle)
9/5, Pittsburgh, PA (Andy Warhol Museum)
9/7, New York, NY (Highline Ballroom)
9/8, Boston, MA (Museum of Fine Arts)
9/9, Montreal, QE (La Sala Rossa)
9/11, Toronto, ON (The Music Gallery)
9/12, Toronto, ON (The Music Gallery)
9/13, Grand Rapids, MI (The Breakroom)
9/14, Chicago, IL (Lakeshore Theater)
10/7, San Francisco, CA (Hardly Stricly Blue)
10/10, Seattle, WA (Triple Door)

Brit electro project and former SPIN.com Artist of the Day Maps will hit the U.S. this September for a five-date mini-tour spanning select major cities across the nation. Commencing with a show at Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Sept. 22, Maps will then head down the coast, stopping through San Francisco, and Los Angeles before leaping east for two shows in New York City.

Maps tour dates:

9/22, Seattle, WA (KEXP Benefit/Crocodile Cafe)
9/24, San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill)
9/26, Los Angeles, CA (Spaceland)
9/28, New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)
9/29, Brooklyn, NY (Luna Lounge)

On the Web:
Bill Callahan at dragcity.com
Maps at MySpace.com

Talk: Should Callahan have stuck with the Smog moniker?

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