Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Shearwater Announce Minneapolis Date

Download: Shearwater - "Rooks"

Those fans of grandiose, melodramatic art-rock with folk touches are in luck. After opening several dates on British rock eccentrics Clinic's tour (including a date at the 7th Street Entry), the band, led by now-former Okkervil River member Jonathan Meiburg, will return to the Entry on June 25th, one day after their Chicago date. This is the second time that Shearwater have played at the entry in as many months. Perhaps Meiburg found a species of bird indigenous to the Entry that considers serious study? I, for one, would be highly amused by the discovery of a black-bellied whistling duck inside the friendly confines of First Ave. They'd have to name it after either Prince or Grant Hart.

Tickets for the 21+ show are $8 and can be bought here. Below you'll find a list of previously announced dates, as well as the new date for Minneapolis on the 25th of June.

May 20 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour *
May 22 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
May 29 Austin TX The Parish with 8-piece orchestra
June 13-Atlanta Earl
June 14-Chapel Hill Local 506
June 15-Washington DC Black Cat
June 17-Philadelphia Johnny Brenda's
June 19-Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 20-Cambridge, MA T.T. The Bear's Place
June 21-Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theatre
June 24-Chicago, IL Mansion
June 25-Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
June 27-Fort Worth, TX Lola's
June 28-Austin, TX Mohawk

The show page at First Ave lists the openers as "Special Guests", but one can perhaps safely assume that the opener will be either Frog Eyes or Evangelicals, both of whom had been previously revealed as tour openers.

As far as Shearwater's more immediate future is concerned, the band will play another one of their Rook shows in their hometown of Austin. On May 29th, the trio will play through Rook in its entirety, and backed by a string quartet, woodwinds, a harpist. Visual projections will also be provided by the team behind Rook's cover art, which so happens to be the image at the top of this post.

Rook is out on June 3rd.

Shearwater MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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Blogger solace said...


Frog Eyes & Evangelicals play the Triple Rock on 6/26, so i'm guessing neither will open

8:37 AM  

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