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    Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:58:36

    The Lemonheads to Perform "It's a Shame About Ray" in Full on 50-Date Tour - Alt rock revival!

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    Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson!

    The Evan Dando-led Lemonheads have added 50 US tour dates to their 2012 itinerary. Dando was the poster boy of the alt rock '90s, and hated by more "cred" rock dudes because of it, since he was so cute. Anyway, people still loved his music, and the three-piece will be performing the classic 1992 album, It's a Shame About Ray from beginning to end. Joining Dando on this tour will be guitarist Josh Lattanzi (The Candles) and drummer Brian Nolan (American Hi-Fi).

    It's a Shame About Ray was released in 1992 and was The Lemonheads' second album for Atlantic Records. The album featured the trio – Evan Dando (guitar, vocals), David Ryan (drums) and Juliana Hatfield (bass, backing vocals) – breezing through 12 songs in just under 30 minutes, including the title track, "My Drug Buddy," "The Turnpike Down" and the cultural touchstone, "Alison's Starting To Happen."

    On Feb. 7, 2012, The Lemonheads will release Hotel Sessions on Hall of Records/Breath of Saltwater – an intimate recording documenting a Sunday night that Evan Dando spent recording new songs with just an acoustic guitar (and some revealing commentary) in a hotel room in Bondi Beach, Australia. The 14 songs include some that never made it to an official Lemonheads album.

    New York's The Shining Twins will support The Lemonheads on the upcoming 2012 dates.

    Tickets from the Lemonheads canceled Oct. 5 date in Atlanta (due to Dando's bout with laryngitis early on in the tour) will be honored at the Feb. 27 show - also at The Earl.

    It's a Shame About Ray track listing:

    "Rockin Stroll"
    "Confetti"
    "It's A Shame About Ray"
    "Rudderless"
    "My Drug Buddy"
    "The Turnpike Down"
    "Bit Part"
    "Alison's Starting To Happen"
    "Hannah & Gabi"
    "Kitchen"
    "Ceiling Fan In My Spoon"
    "Frank Mills"

    THE LEMONHEADS upcoming shows:
    US TOUR
    10/21 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
    10/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    10/24 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
    10/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban
    10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
    10/28 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
    10/29 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
    10/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    10/31 – Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
    11/03 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    11/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
    11/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
    11/06 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music

    Then they play the UK.

    2012 US TOUR
    01/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
    01/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
    01/12 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
    01/13 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino – Wolf Den
    01/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
    01/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    01/17 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
    01/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
    01/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
    01/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
    01/22 – Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon
    01/24 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
    01/26 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    01/27 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
    01/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
    01/29 – Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
    01/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
    02/01 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
    02/02 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
    02/03 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
    02/04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
    02/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
    02/07 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
    02/09 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
    02/10 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
    02/11 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    02/12 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
    02/14 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
    02/15 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
    02/16 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's
    02/17 – Birmingham, AL @ BottleTree
    02/18 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
    02/20 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
    02/22 – Gainesville, FL @ Double Down Live
    02/23 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
    02/24 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
    02/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
    02/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    02/28 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
    02/29 – Greenville, SC @ Handlebar
    03/02 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
    03/03 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
    03/04 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    03/05 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
    03/06 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
    03/09 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
    03/10 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
    03/11 – New Hope, PA @ New HopeWinery
    03/13 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
    03/14 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's

    Are you going to check out the Lemonheads when they play Ray in full?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.24.11



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