The Jayhawks Announce New Tour Dates

Written by January 6th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Alt-country icons The Jayhawks have announced a new slew of dates in support of their critically acclaimed comeback album, Mockingbird Time. Last year saw the original lineup, including returning member Mark Olson, perform onstage for the first time  in 15 years. The new tour will take them from Colorado to Germany, and end with a performance at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California in April.

“The difference from then and now is that Mark and I have both experienced different kinds of music and expanded our palates,” says Jayhawks’ guitarist/vocalist Gary Louris of Mockingbird Time. “So this record has moments of experimentation and a bit of worldliness. I like a well-crafted, in-and-out kind of song, but with Mark, the lyrics dictate the music, and he’ll go off into interesting, asymmetrical compositions. So it’s a nice balance. Certain things were meant to be—like peanut butter and jelly—and Mark and I just work well together. And having done a lot of co-writing during the last six or seven years, I’m more appreciative of the magic that we have together. That doesn’t come along very often for anybody.”

January 26 Ft. Collins, CO eTown
January 27 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
January 28 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
January 29 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
January 31 San Diego, CA Belly Up
February 1 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
February 2 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
February 3 & 4 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
February 6 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
February 7 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
February 8 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
February 9 Seattle, WA Neptune Theater
February 10 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
February 11 Victoria, BC Club 9one9
February 16 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre*
February 17 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre†
February 18 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre**
February 27 Bergen, Norway Ricks Theater
February 28 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller
February 29 Trondheim, Norway Byscenen
March 1 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser
March 2 Gothenburg, Sweden Tradgarn
March 3 Aarhus, Denmark Voxhall
March 4 Malmo, Sweden KB
March 5 Utrecht, Holland Tivoli
March 6 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
March 8 London, UK Barbican
March 10 Edinburgh, UK Picturehouse
March 11 Liverpool, UK Academy
March 12 Bristol, UK Academy
March 13 Dublin, Ireland Button Factory
March 14 Belfast, UK Spring and Airbrake
March 16 Cologne, Germany Kantinue
March 17 Berlin, Germany Lido
March 18 Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan
April 28 Indio, CA Stagecoach Music Festival

*on-sale Friday, January 6 at 12pm ET
†on sale Saturday, January 14 at 10am ET
**on sale Saturday, January 21 at 11am ET

 

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