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Kid Rock Plots ‘Rock N Roll’ Tour; Super Furry Animals U.S. Bound

Plus news on Daniel Lanois and Rufus Wainwright.

Detroit-based rabble-rouser Kid Rock — featured in the November issue of Spin– will put the rock’n’roll chops of his eclectic musical catalogue towork in the New Year with a lengthy U.S. tour in support of Rock N Roll Jesus.Slated to hit cities across America’s middle section, including manybackwoods, off-the-beaten path locales, Kid Rock’s tour will span 29stops and two months, beginning Jan. 25 in Evansville, IN andconcluding March 22 in Toledo, OH.

Kid Rock tour dates:

1/25, Evansville, IN (Roberts Stadium)
1/26, Bloomington, IL (US Cellular Coliseum)
1/29, Dayton, OH (Hara Arena)
1/30, Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom)
2/1, Grand Rapids, MI (Van Andel Arena)
2/5, Saginaw, MI (Dow Events Center)
2/6, Niagara, NY (Seneca Casino)
2/9, Detroit, MI (TBD)
2/14, Huntington, WV (Big Sandy’s)
2/16, St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
2/17, Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
2/19, Bossier City, LA (Century Tel Arena)
2/20, Tupelo, MS (Bancorp Center)
2/22, Raleigh, NC (RBC Center)
2/23, North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Coliseum)
2/26, Lafayette, LA (Cajun Dome)
2/27, Biloxi, MS (MS Coast Coliseum)
2/29, Nashville, TN (Sommet Center)
3/1, Greenville, SC (Bi-Lo Center)
3/7, Knoxville, TN (Thompson Boling Arena)
3/8, Savannah, GA (Savannah Civic Center)
3/11, Atlanta, GA (Gwinnett Center)
3/12, Columbus, GA (Colonial Center)
3/14, Bristol, TN (Viking Hall)
3/15, Louisville, KY (Freedom Hall)
3/18, Roanoke, VA (Roanoke Civic Center)
3/19, Reading, PA (Sovereign Center)
3/21, TBA
3/22, Toledo, OH (Seagate Center)

Super Furry Animals U.S. Bound

Welsh psych rockers Super Furry Animals will head stateside in 2008 for a tour in support of Hey Venus, the outfit’s latest LP available now courtesy of Rough Trade. According to NME.com,the 24-date outing will kick off Jan. 23 in Hoboken, NJ, and hitBrooklyn, NY, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. before rolling downthe East Coast. After stops in Dallas, Austin, and Tucson, Super FurryAnimals will head up the West Coast, drop into the Midwest and Canada,and finally come full circle with a show in New York Feb. 25.

Super Furry Animals tour dates:

1/23, Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)
1/25, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
1/26, Philadelphia, PA (Starlight Ballroom)
1/27, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
1/29, Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
1/30, Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
1/31, New Orleans, LA (The Republic)
2/1, Dallas, TX (Granada Theatre)
2/2, Austin, TX (Emo’s)
2/5, Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
2/6, Solona Beach, CA (Belly Up)
2/8, Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
2/9, San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)
2/11, Portland, OR (Doug Fir)
2/12, Seattle, WA (Neumo’s)
2/15, Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theatre)
2/16, Chicago, IL (Metro)
2/17, Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
2/18, Buffalo, NY (Tralf Music Hall)
2/20, Toronto, ON (Mod Club)
2/21, Montreal, QC (Cabaret Music Hall)
2/22, Ithaca, NY (Cornell University)
2/23, Boston, NY (The Paradise)
2/25, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

Daniel Lanois to Release LP6 Digitally

Pulling double duty while working on U2’s forthcoming LP, producer and singer/songwriter Daniel Lanois has announced the release of his sixth solo album, Here Is What Is,which will arrive as a digital download Dec. 15 exclusively viaredfloorrecords.com. But don’t get your hopes up, cheapskates, for theforthcoming set, recorded in Toronto, Los Angeles and Shreveport, LAwith drummer Brian Blade and Band pianist Garth Hudson, and accompaniedby a documentary, won’t be offered as a pay-what-you-want download a laRadiohead’s In Rainbows,instead arriving at the set price of $9.99. But here, the quality issuperior; the album will be available in a CD quality WAV format. Fortechno-Neanderthals still into CDs, Here Is What Is will dropstateside as a conventional disc March 18, the same day as thedocumentary, which, as detailed by Lanois in a statement, “is a camerafollowing me around over the course of a year, in and out of recordingstudios documenting once and for all the way it really happens.”

Here Is What Is tracklisting:

1. “Chest of Drawers”
2. “Where Will I Be”
3. “Here Is What Is”
4. “Not Fighting Anymore”
5. “Beauty”
6. “Blue Bus”
7. “Lovechild”
8. “Harry”
9. “Bells”
10. “This May be the Last Time”
11. “Smoke #6″
12. “I Like That”
13. “Duo Glide”
14. “Bladesteel”
15. “Moondog”
16. “Sacred and Secular”
17. “Joy”
18. “Luna Samba”

Rufus Wainwright Maps Winter Tour

Rufus Wainwright will return to the road this winter, hitting select cities from coast to coast and toting his half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche as an opener for most gigs, CMJ.com reports. Set to unroll in New York with a gig benefiting SaveDarfur.organd then stop into Washington, D.C. for a pair of shows, Wainwright’stour — mostly an East Coast affair — will then head out west for aNew Year’s show in Los Angeles, which will be a be a Parisian-stylecelebration as Wainwright sings tunes in both English and French.

Rufus Wainwright tour dates:

12/19, New York, NY (Highline Ballroom)
12/20, Stroudsburg, PA (Sherman Theatre)
12/21, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
12/22, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
12/29, Atlantic City, NJ (House of Blues)
12/31, Los Angeles, CA (Walt Disney Concert Hall)
1/3, Homestead, PA (Carnegie Library Music Hall)
1/4, Wilmington, DE (Grand Opera House)
1/5, Tarrytown, NY (Tarrytown Music Hall)
1/10, Aspen, CO (Belly Up Aspen)
1/12, New Brunswick, NJ (State Theatre)

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