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New Butch Walker Album Due in August, Tour in July


Producer/frontman Butch Walker is at it again, hitting the road for a July tour that spills into an August conclusion at Chicago’s Lollapalooza, and releasing a new album, Sycamore Meadows, in August.

Walker, who’s also judging our Hot Pursuit contest, where an unsigned band can score a record deal and a spot at Spin‘s SXSW party next year, is bringing old pal Jesse Malin out on the road. The tour kicks off in Vancouver on July 6, and tickets go onsale this Saturday, but a presale for the first part of the tour is already underway at this site (username: butch / password: walker).

The new album will include “Ships in a Bottle,” which chronicles the destruction of Walker’s house by last year’s California wildfires.

Butch Walker/Jesse Malin tour dates:

July 6, Vancouver, BC (Richard’s)
July 7, Seattle, WA (Neumo’s)
July 8, Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theater)
July 10, San Francisco, CA (Bimbo’s 365)
July 11, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)
July 12, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
July 15, Phoenix, AZ (Brickhouse Theater)
July 18, Houston, TX (Meridian)
July 19, Dallas, TX (The Loft)
July 21, Kansas City, MO (The Beaumont Club)
July 22, Columbia, MO (The Blue Note)
July 23, St. Louis, MO (Blueberry Hill)
July 25-26, Atlanta, GA (Center Stage)
August 1, Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
August 2, Chicago, IL (Cubbie Bear)