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]
Jon Auer has announced dates for a tour of Norway next month! Ticket links are below.
Wed Apr 26 @ House of Foundation, Moss, NORWAY
Tickets | Facebook event page
Thu Apr 27 @ Cafe Mono, Oslo, NORWAY
Tickets | Facebook event page
Sat Apr 29 @ Martinique, Stavanger, NORWAY
Jon returns to London FRI MAR 24 to perform at Thousand Island (formerly Upstairs at The Garage). Henrik opens the show. Facebook event page is here and tickets are available here.
Excellent and insightful blog piece about the last time Jon played solo in London can be found here as well.
The Posies have added a date to their upcoming tour of Spain in support of ‘Solid States.’ They will be playing Cafe Berlin in Madrid on 23 May. Tickets are now available here.
Just announced! The Posies extend their Solid States tour with a run of dates in Spain in May:
May 24 – Valladolid @ Porta Caeli [tickets]
May 25 – Vigo @ La Iguana [tickets]
May 26 – A Coruña @ Mardi Gras [tickets]
May 27 – Ferrol @ Super 8 [tickets]
May 28 – Santander @ Escenario [tickets]
The Posies’ new album Solid States is out now on Lojinx CD, LP and digital.
For the first time, Ken’s 2001 solo album Touched is available on vinyl. More information from Azucar Records, who are releasing it:
Ken Stringfellow’s (The Posies, Big Star, R.E.M.) classic 2001 solo album Touched is now available on limited edition orange cream vinyl. Just 500 copies of Stringfellow’s stirring masterpiece have been pressed. Each track has been remastered for vinyl. From the somber opening notes of the first track, Down Like Me, to the album’s hopeful closer, Here’s to the Future, each song resonates with an emotional timelessness that only the greatest songwriters can deliver. Stringfellow’s compositions on Touched burst with warmth and soul, making the LP one of the truly great albums of the past 20 years.
You can order the album now at Azucar’s website.
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]
After a triumphant run of dates across Europe in March & April the newly revitalised trio-format band head back to Europe in October, following a 27-date run of secret shows in the US.
The band have always been exploring, growing and 2016 sees them continuing in that vein. None of US shows were in conventional music venues, with the location only revealed to ticket holders not more than 24 hours in advance of each show. The band are now touring as a trio, with no bass player, and Solid States collaborator Frankie Siragusa on drums. New album Solid States was not recorded in the usual band-in-a-room manner. Stringfellow and Auer sent song ideas back and forth online, writing and largely recording the album separately – but collaboratively – in their home studios.
The autumn tour starts in Manchester on 27th October, ending on 9th November in Diksmuide, Belgium. Solid States is out now Lojinx CD, digital and heavyweight vinyl LP.
The Posies “Solid States” Autumn Tour Dates
27 Oct @ Night and Day, Manchester, UK [tickets]
28 Oct @ The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK [tickets]
29 Oct @ Brudenel Social Club, Leeds, UK [tickets]
30 Oct @ Louisiana, Bristol, UK [tickets]
01 Nov @ Blue Shell, Cologne GERMANY [tickets]
02 Nov @ Tivoli De Hellling, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS [tickets]
03 Nov @ 60, Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS[tickets]
04 Nov @ Kroepoekfabriek, Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS [tickets]
05 Nov @ Gebr De Nobel, Leiden, NETHERLANDS [tickets]
06 Nov @ Luxor Live, Arnhem, NETHERLANDS tickets]
09 Nov @ 4AD, Diksmuide, BELGIUM [tickets]
Tickets available from Friday 3rd June.
For their first US tour since 2010, The Posies are doing a series of pop up shows in secret locations across the country. None of these shows will 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. Additionally, none of these venues hold more than 75 people (except Seattle), and some only 10, so be prepared for a very intimate experience with the band and note that ticket quantities are extremely limited for these shows!
This is a full band show with new drummer Frankie Siragusa. The new album will ONLY be available at the shows, with a bonus download. This is the only place to hear it! No streaming or downloads will be available until after the tour.
The 27 date tour launches on April 28th at a Secret Location in Van Nuys, CA for just ten lucky guests, and winds through the US for the rest of May, stopping in Austin, Memphis, NY, Nashville, Chicago, and Seattle among others, wrapping up in Oakland on May 29th.
THE POSIES “SOLID STATES” SECRET SHOWS
Venues revealed only to ticketholders.
April 28 — Rehearsal in Van Nuys CA [tickets]
April 29 — Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
April 30 — Los Angeles CA [tickets]
May 1 — Phoenix AZ [tickets]
May 4 — Austin TX [tickets]
May 5 — Denton TX [tickets]
May 6 — Memphis TN [tickets]
May 7 — Lawrenceville GA — [tickets must be reserved via Facebook]
May 8 — Chapel Hill NC [tickets]
May 10 — Washington DC [tickets]
May 11 — Philadelphia PA / South Jersey [tickets]
May 12 — New York NY [tickets]
May 13 — Boston / Somerville MA [tickets]
May 14 — New Canaan CT [tickets]
May 15 — Pittsburgh PA [tickets]
May 17– Charleston WV [tickets]
May 18 — Nashville TN [tickets]
May 19 — Chicago IL [tickets]
May 20 — Indianapolis IN [tickets]
May 21 — Minneapolis MN [tickets]
May 22 — Rapid City SD [tickets]
May 24 — Boise ID [tickets]
May 25 — Walla Walla WA [tickets]
May 26 — Seattle WA [tickets]
May 27 — Bellingham WA [tickets]
May 28 – Portland OR [tickets]
May 29 — Oakland CA [tickets]
The Posies have announced tour dates for spring 2016 in support of their forthcoming album Solid States. Tickets for several dates are on sale now – see the links below.
29 March – Leuven, Belgium @ Het Depot [tickets]
30 March – Joure, The Netherlands @ Cafe de Stam
31 March – The Hague, The Netherlands @ Paard [tickets]
1 April – Apeldoorn, The Netherlands @ Gigant
2 April – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso (small hall) [tickets]
3 April – Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ De Effenaar (small hall) [tickets]
4 April – Cologne, GERMANY @ Live Music Hall, supporting Nada Surf [tickets]
6 April – London, UK @ 100 Club [tickets]
8 April – Paris, France @ Point FMR
10 April – Berlin, Germany @ Monarch [tickets]
12 April – Stockholm, Sweden @ Kagelbanan
13 April – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee [tickets]
14 April – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Nefertiti
15 April – Lund, Sweden @ Mejeriet
16 April – Hamburg, GERMANY @ Monkeys [tickets]
17 April – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia [tickets]
19 April – Bilbao, Spain @ Kafe Antzoki (small room) [tickets]
20 April – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Arena [tickets]
21 April – Bacelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 2 [tickets]
22 April – Valencia, Spain @ Loco Club [tickets]
23 April – Cartagena, Spain @ Sala Budokan [tickets]
24 April – Sevilla, Spain @ Sala Malandra [tickets]