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 US Fall Pop-Up Tour On Sale Now

The Posies Solid States US Fall Tour Poster by Brian Matthew Hart

The Posies are doing a series of pop up shows in secret locations across North America this fall, similar to their spring US tour, with drummer Frankie Siragusa. Most of these shows will not be in clubs or bars; instead, each will be in a unique alternative venue in the city listed. The actual address of the shows will be released only to ticket holders not more than 24 hours in advance of the show. All shows are on sale now, and tickets are very limited!

The Posies “Solid States” 2016 US Tour Dates
22 Sept @ Secret Show, St. Paul MN [tickets]
23 Sept @ Secret Show, Chicago IL [tickets]
24 Sept @ Secret Show, Kalamazoo MI [tickets]
25 Sept @ The Raven House, Lexington KY [tickets]
26 Sept @ The Basement, Nashville TN [tickets]
27 Sept @ Secret Show, Cleveland OH [tickets]
28 Sept @ Euclid Records, St. Louis MO [tickets]
29 Sept @ Capitol View Studio, Little Rock AR [tickets]
30 Sept @ Secret Show, New Orleans LA [tickets]
1 Oct @ Secret Show, Houston TX [tickets]
2 Oct @ Secret Show, Dallas TX [tickets]
4 Oct @ Secret Show, Atlanta (Decatur) GA [tickets]
5 Oct @ Secret Show, Orlando FL [tickets]
6 Oct @ Secret Show, Tampa FL [tickets]
7 Oct @ Secret Show, Charlotte NC [tickets]
8 Oct @ Secret Show, Richmnond VA [tickets]
9 Oct @ Secret Show, Baltimore MD [tickets]
11 Nov @ Secret Show, Pasadena CA [tickets]
12 Nov @ Secret Show, San Diego CA [tickets]
13 Nov @ Secret Show, Berkeley CA [tickets]
15 Nov @ Secret Show, Vancouver BC [tickets]
16 Nov @ The Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA [tickets]
17 Nov @ Secret Show, Portland OR [tickets]
18 Nov @ Secret Show, Boise ID [tickets]
19 Nov @ Secret Show, Salt Lake City UT [tickets]
20 Nov @ The Oriental Theater, Denver CO [tickets]

The Posies in Japan

The Posies will be playing 2 dates in Japan this summer with Shonen Knife.

07.08 – TOKYO @ Club Quattro
07.09 – OSAKA @ Club Quattro

Tickets go on sale April 22nd.

They will also be at Jazzbones in Tacoma WA on April 21st, and The Bouquet in Boise ID on April 22nd. Also added to the tour page is Jon Auer’s record release show for April 27th in Seattle @ the Sunset Tavern, and a show the next day in Portland.

Promo Appearances This Week

OCTOBER 10, 2005 – MONDAY – SHOW DAY MADISON
4PM THE EXCLUSIVE COMPANY
Ken & Jon in-store performance
508 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
http://exclusivecompany.net/

WSUM 91.7 FM
Jon & Ken on-air performance
Corner of State Street and Frances Street
Madison, WI 53703
http://www.wsum.org

OCTOBER 11, 2005 – TUESDAY – SHOW DAY IOWA CITY
5PM RECORD COLLECTOR
Ken & Jon in-store performance
125 E Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

6:15PM KRUI 89.7 The Sound Alternative
Jon & Ken on-air performance with Oranger
379 IMU Memorial Building: University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52240

OCTOBER 12, 2005 – WEDNESDAY – SHOW DAY KANSAS CITY
6PM RECYCLED SOUNDS
Ken & Jon in-store performance
3941 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
http://www.recycledsoundskc.com/

OCTOBER 13, 2005 – THURSDAY – SHOW DAY DENVER
5PM MANIA TV
Details forthcoming.

6PM WAX TRAX
Ken & Jon in-store performance
638 13th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
http://www.waxtraxrecords.com/

OCTOBER 14, 2005 – FRIDAY – SHOW DAY SALT LAKE CITY
7PM ORION’S MUSIC
Ken & Jon in-store performance
2110 S 1100 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

OCTOBER 15, 2005 – SATURDAY – SHOW DAY BOISE
4:30 KRVB 94.9 THE RIVER
Ken & Jon on-air interview, performance, and meet and
greet with station winners.
5257 Fairview, Suite 260
Boise, ID 83706
http://riverinteractive.com/