Posies Add Dates to 30th Anniversary Tour in US

From Ken:

Jon & I will do a run of duo shows in the US in Jan./Feb. to start the celebrations of our 30th year as a band. This will be followed by DELUXE REISSUES of our classic 90s albums via OMNIVORE … and then we are planning to hit the road later in the year with Mike Musburger & Dave Fox to play as the ‘Frosting’ era Posies. I’m sure you’ll see other Posies alumni here and there as well, no one is going to be left out of the party.

SO, tix on all these shows are limited. We will be doing material from *four* different decades in these shows. Good grief! Special guests…. mayhem… harmonies…

January 24 @ MilkBoy, Philadelphia [tickets]
January 27 @ Ardent Studios, Memphis [tickets]
January 29 @ City Winery, Atlanta [tickets]
VIP Meet & Greet/Soundcheck party before the show [meet & greet tickets only]
January 30 @ Chillin at the Chilton House, Richmond VA [tickets]
February 1 @ University Baptist Church, Minneapolis MN [tickets]
February 2 @ Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland WA [tickets]
February 3 @ The Hamilton, Washington DC [tickets]

The Posies 30th Anniversary Shows in 2018

As part of the Posies’ 30th anniversary next year, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow will be playing several shows as a duo in January and February, as part the first of a year of activity celebrating our 30th anniversary as a band! Tickets are on sale now!

January 25 – New York City @ City Winery [tickets]
January 26 – Boston @ City Winery [tickets]
January 28 – Nashville @ City Winery [tickets]

Jon Auer Tour Dates for October

1 October – Jon Auer opening for Stag @ The Workman’s Club, Dublin IRELAND [tickets] [Facebook event]
3 October – Jon Auer opening for Stag @ The Islington, London UK [tickets] [Facebook event]
19 October – A Unique Evening with Jon Auer @ Folk & Rock, Malmo SWEDEN [tickets] [Facebook event]
20 October – A Unique Evening with Jon Auer @ Biografbaren, Eskilstuna SWEDEN [tickets]
21 October – A Unique Evening with Jon Auer @ The Bull Bar, Karlstad SWEDEN
22 October – A Unique Evening with Jon Auer @ The Southside Cavern, Stockholm SWEDEN [tickets] [Facebook event]

Ken Stringfellow’s Tears of Silver Announces EP, US Tour

Tears Of Silver
The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper, and Midlake’s Jesse Chandler will be touring together as Tears of Silver, playing selections from their different catalogs, plus a few covers and maybe a new song or two. For the tour, they’ve recorded an EP, including covers of Big Star’s “Nighttime” and Bread’s “Down on My Knees.” You can stream the Big Star cover below.

Much like The Posies’ tour last year, Tears of Silver will be playing unconventional, intimate venues in the cities they’re visiting, and the venue locations will only be revealed the day before the show. The tour starts September 12 in Baltimore, MD and wraps up October 8 in Pittsburgh. There’s currently no Northeast dates, unfortunately. Tickets are on sale now and all tour dates are listed below.

From Brooklyn Vegan, where you can listen to the new songs.

Tears of Silver US Tour
(Unless specified, venue location will be revealed to ticket holders via email the day before the show.)
September 12 – Baltimore MD [tickets]
September 13 – Richmond VA [tickets]
September 14 – Raleigh NC [tickets]
September 15 – Charlotte NC [tickets]
September 16 – Atlanta GA [tickets]
September 17 – New Orleans LA [tickets]
September 18 – Austin TX @ Austin Wine & Cider [tickets]
September 19 – Dallas TX [tickets]
September 21 – Albuquerque NM [tickets]
September 22 – Phoenix AZ [tickets]
September 23 – San Diego CA [tickets]
September 24 – Pasadena CA [tickets]
September 25 – San Francisco CA [tickets]
September 27 – Portland OR [tickets]
September 28 – Seattle WA [tickets]
September 29 – Boise ID [tickets]
September 30 – Salt Lake City UT [tickets]
October 1 – Denver CO [tickets]
October 2 – Omaha NE [tickets]
October 3 – Minneapolis MN [tickets]
October 4 – Milwaukee WI [tickets]
October 5 – Chicago IL [tickets]
October 6 – St. Louis MO [tickets]
October 7 – Cleveland OH [tickets]
October 8 – Pittsburgh PA [tickets]

The Posies en España

Just announced! The Posies extend their Solid States tour with a run of dates in Spain in May:

May 24 – Valladolid @ Porta Caeli [tickets]
May 25 – Vigo @ La Iguana [tickets]
May 26 – A Coruña @ Mardi Gras [tickets]
May 27 – Ferrol @ Super 8 [tickets]
May 28 – Santander @ Escenario [tickets]

The Posies’ new album Solid States is out now on Lojinx CD, LP and digital.

Ken Stringfellow’s Touched Released on Vinyl

Ken Stringfellow Touched On Vinyl

For the first time, Ken’s 2001 solo album Touched is available on vinyl. More information from Azucar Records, who are releasing it:

Ken Stringfellow’s (The Posies, Big Star, R.E.M.) classic 2001 solo album Touched is now available on limited edition orange cream vinyl. Just 500 copies of Stringfellow’s stirring masterpiece have been pressed. Each track has been remastered for vinyl. From the somber opening notes of the first track, Down Like Me, to the album’s hopeful closer, Here’s to the Future, each song resonates with an emotional timelessness that only the greatest songwriters can deliver. Stringfellow’s compositions on Touched burst with warmth and soul, making the LP one of the truly great albums of the past 20 years.

You can order the album now at Azucar’s website.