After a handful of high profile warm up shows, which included a number of SXSW appearances, James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) will take their new project Broken Bells on its first ever national tour. The band, whose self-titled album debuted at #7 on the Billboard charts and peaked at #1 on iTunes, will kick off their 16-date North American club tour on May 18 in San Diego with indie-buzz band The Morning Benders providing support over the course of the run.
If you’re not into a night with Mr. Burton and Mr. Mercer, than maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
- Nas & Damian Marley head out in support of their debut album
- Ray LaMontagne & David Gray team up for a co-headlining run
- Steve Earle & Hot Tuna hit the road together for a summer trek
- Marco Benevento stays busy with solo and side projects dates
- Canadian indie-rockers Plants & Animals line up a lengthy tour
- Electro-jam act Particle puts together a rare short spring jaunt
Finally, with the Allman Brothers recent run at the United Palace barely in the rear view mirror, the Southern rock band’s leader Gregg Allman ain’t wasting no (more) time in lining up plans to hit the road with his solo band – the aptly named Gregg Allman & Friends. The legendary B-3 player, who will release a new T-Bone Burrnett produced album later this summer, has put together a string of Midwest shows that kicks off on May 14 at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, MI.