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]

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]

Ken & Holly Announce US Tour for The Record

Holly & Ken Stringfellow The Record US Road Show Tour

Ken Stringfellow & Holly have announced tour dates for The Record, the country concept album recorded earlier this year in France. All shows are on sale now!

October 4th – Boulder, Colorado — living room show [Tickets]
October 5th – Denver, Colorado — living room show [Tickets]
October 6th – Jackson, Wyoming — living room show [Tickets]
October 7th – Badlands, South Dakota — living room show [Tickets]
October 8th – Bismarck, North Dakota — Laughing Sun Brewing Co. [Tickets]
October 9th – Minneapolis, Minneapolis — living room show, early supper club show [Tickets]
October 9th – Minneapolis, Minneapolis — later pop-up concert at the Yoga Garden [Tickets]
October 10th – Chicago, Illinois — living room show hosted by Pig & Weasel House Concerts [Tickets]
October 11th – Nashville, Tennessee — living room show [Tickets]
October 13th – Charleston, West Virginia — Fireside Bar & Lounge [Tickets]
October 14th – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Liveburgh Studio [Tickets]
October 15th – New York City, New York — Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory [Tickets]
October 16th – Greenwich, Connecticut — living room show [Tickets]
October 17th – New Canaan, Connecticut — living room show [Tickets]
October 18th – Washington, District of Columbia — living room show [Tickets]
October 19th – Durham, North Carolina — living room show [Tickets]
October 21st – Lexington, Kentucky — living room show [Tickets]
October 22nd – Memphis, Tennessee — living room show [Tickets]
October 23rd – Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas — living room show [Tickets]
October 24th – Houston, Texas — living room show [Tickets]
October 26th – El Paso, Texas — Hope & Anchor [Tickets]
October 28th – Los Angeles, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 29th – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 30th – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 31st – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
November 4th – Portland, Oregon — living room show [Tickets]
November 5th – Portland, Oregon — living room show [Tickets]
November 6th – Seattle, Washington — living room show [Tickets]
November 7th – Seattle, Washington — living room show [Tickets]

The Posies on KEXP, and Ken Stringfellow on The Current

The Posies played a set on KEXP in Seattle last week, and it is available for streaming at their website. They were joined by Rachel Flotard on “Licenses to Hide.”

While in Minneapolis, Ken performed on The Current, and you can listen to it (and an interview) here, including a new song, “Savior’s Hands.”

Also on KEXP, check out Brittney Bush Bollay’s photos from the Capitol Hill Block Party. More photos from the Seattle Times here.

Posies Shows This Month in the US, Finland, and Sweden + KS in China

July 21 — KS @ Brit’s Pub, Minneapolis MN (for tickets, see the Facebook event page)

July 22 — The Posies play “Art on the Rocks” at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham AL

July 23 — The Posies play FROSTING ON THE BEATER Live @ Viper Room, West Hollywood CA

July 24 — The Posies play Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle WA

July 25 — Posies acoustic play Faces, Walla Walla WA

July 29 — The Posies @ Storsjoyran Festival, Ostersund SWEDEN

July 30 — The Posies @ Q Stock Festival, Oulu FINLAND

Aug 6 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns (KS on bass)/KS solo play Belef Festival, Belgrade SERBIA

Sept. 1-4 Sonja Van Hamel (KS on guitar, vocals) plays the Beijing Int’l Book Fair, Beijing CHINA

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