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]

Win Tickets to the Rock Shop (Brooklyn), Turner Hall (Milwaukee)

If you missed out on getting tickets to the sold-out “Blood/Candy” record release show @ the Rock Shop in Brooklyn, here’s your chance. Brooklyn Vegan is giving away two pairs of tickets to the September 23rd show. Visit Brooklyn Vegan to get the details and enter!

Also check out The Onion AV Club’s giveaway for two tickets to the Turner Hall show in Milwaukee on November 5th.

More Jon Auer dates with Fountains of Wayne + Northwest shows

Jon Auer at the Triple Door

Jon will once again be playing solo opening for Fountains of Wayne, this time in the Midwest US.

7/7 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
7/8 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
7/10 Chicago, IL – Park West
7/11 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall

Great review of Jon Auer/FOW from their Seattle show 1/14/09 here.

Find DreamingViola’s Jon Auer/FOW tour video from Jan ‘09 at the bottom of this post.

Jon will also be playing two shows in the Northwest with Shawn Smith of Brad, Satchel, & Pigeonhed fame and Lorelei.

6/25 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
6/26 Bremerton, WA – Winterland