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Killers Set B-Sides Title, Release Date; Andrew Bird Stretches Outing

Plus news on Earl Greyhound and PBS' Austin City Limits.

Las Vegas-based outfit the Killers have finally dispatched two decisive details for the band’s previously announced B-sides record: a title and a release date. Now, as according to a Billboard.com report, Sawdust will hit stateside store shelves Nov. 13 via Island Def Jam. The record, which will include U.K. B-sides previously unreleased in the U.S., such as “All the Pretty Faces,” will also showcase Joy Division cover “Shadowplay,” interpreted for Anton Corbijn’s film Control, “Move Away,” a tune featured on the Spider-Man 3 soundtrack, a cover of Mel Tillis’ “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” and “Tranquilize,” a previously detailed collaboration with Lou Reed. Though a final tracklisting is yet-to-be announced, additional songs originally recorded during the band’s sessions for 2006’s LP Sam’s Town, are expected to arrive on Sawdust.

Andrew Bird Adds Dates to Fall Tour

Songsmith Andrew Bird has appended a batch of tour stops, some supporting Wilco and others warming stages for Bright Eyes’ lengthy fall outing, to his own autumn jaunt in continual support of 2007’s Armchair Apocrypha. Now, following a stringent regiment of solo gigs throughout September, Bird will hit cities like Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Chicago during October, head over to Europe for a bundle of performances during November, and finally return to the U.S. for a handful of gigs in cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Andrew Bird tour dates:

10/6, Kent, OH (The Mac Center at Kent State University)
10/8, Plymouth, WI (The Bradley Theatre at Lakeland College)
10/9, Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom) **
10/10, Minneapolis, MN (Northrup Auditorium) **
10/11, Omaha, NE (Orpheum) **
10/13, Kansas City, MO (Crossroads) **
10/14, Iowa City, IA (Main Lounge) **
10/16, Columbus, OH (Wexner Center/Mershon Auditorium) **
10/15, Nelsonville, OH (Stuart’s Opera House)
10/19, Chicago, IL (Chicago Theater) +
10/20, Kalamazoo, MI (State Theatre) +
11/29, Providence, RI (Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel)
11/30, New York, NY (The Beacon Theatre)
12/7, Los Angeles, CA (The Orpheum Theatre)
12/8, San Francisco, CA (The Warfield)

(* w/ Loney, Dear)
(** w/ Wilco)
(+ w/ Bright Eyes)

Earl Greyhound Plot Dates, Join Chris Cornell

Brooklyn’s Earl Greyhound will take their vintage-tinged hard rocking numbers on the road this fall, starting tonight in Winnipeg as the band kicks off a brief excursion opening for alt-rock stalwart Chris Cornell. From there, the two acts will hit north of the border settlements like Calgary and Vancouver, B.C. before crossing into the good ol’ Red, White, and Blue and stopping into Seattle, Portland, and Reno. Earl Greyhound will then split ways with Cornell, churn out a solo gig, and then team with Shooter Jennings for a string of shows. Earl Greyhound’s fall outing will come to a close with a final set at New Orleans’ Voodoo Music Experience.

Earl Greyhound tour dates:

9/25, Winnipeg, MB (Burton Cummings Theatre) *
9/26, Regina, SK (Conexus Centre of the Arts) *
9/28, Saskatoon, SK (Saskatoon Prairieland) *
9/29, Enoch, AB (River Cree Casino) *
9/30, Calgary, AB (Univ. of Calgary/MacEwan Ballroom) *
10/2, Vancouver, BC (The Centre for Performing Arts) *
10/3, Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre) *
10/4, Portland, OR (Roseland Theatre) *
10/6, Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot) *
10/7, Reno, NV (Grand Sierra Theatre) *
10/9, Denver, CO (The Larimer Lounge)
10/11, Columbus, OH (Ravari Room)
10/12, Charlottesville, VA (Satellite Ballroom) #
10/13, Lancaster, PA (Chameleon Club) #
10/14, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club) #
10/24, Austin, TX (The Mohawk) # 10/26, New Orleans, LA (Voodoo Music Experience)

(* w/ Chris Cornell)
( # w/ Shooter Jennings)

Austin City Limits TV Schedule Unveiled

As you may remember, the line up for this season of PBS’ long running live performance TV series Austin City Limits is overwhelming; sets from Arcade Fire, Wilco, Bloc Party, the Decemberists, and road hounds Kings of Leon, among others, will all seethe from TV screens this fall. And now you can mark up your calendars and set your TiVo’s for the final scheduling has been unveiled. According to an ACL statement, the season will roll out with a gig courtesy of both you and your mom’s favorite piano lady, Norah Jones, before the aforementioned artists, as well as acts like Van Morrison, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, Regina Spektor, and Roky Erickson take the stage each following Saturday night.

Austin City Limits schedule:

10/6, Norah Jones
10/13, The Decemberists/Explosions in the Sky
10/20, Femi Kuti
10/27, Jimmy Reed Highway: Jimmie Vaughan and Friends
11/3, Wilco
11/10, Arcade Fire
11/17, Brad Paisley/Dierks Bentley
11/24, Van Morrison (Encore)
12/1, Gretchen Wilson/Miranda Lambert (Encore)
12/8, Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Encore)
12/15, John Mayer
12/22, Lucinda Williams/Old Crow Medicine Show
12/29, Bloc Party/Ghostland Observatory
1/5, Crowded House/Grupo Fantasma
1/12, Regina Spektor /Paolo Nutini
1/19, Roky Erickson/Kings of Leon
1/26, ACL PRESENTS: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

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