Matt Pryor Announces Solo Tour

Matt Pryor (The New Amsterdams, ex-Get Up Kids) announces his first solo tour. The first dates are co-headliner’s with Chris Conley of Saves The Day, followed by headlining dates across the southern and eastern US with Kevin Devine.

“This is the first full tour I’ve done in five years and I’m excited to get out and play for people,” says Pryor. “Being out with good friends like Chris and Kevin should make for really fun shows.”

Confidence Man (Vagrant, 07/29/08) is an intimate collection of acoustic songs that showcase Pryor’s skillful songwriting at its bare, emotive minimum. The 15 tracks were self-produced and self-recorded and encompass a long span of Pryor’s career. The oldest, “Dear Lover,” originated in 1995 and appears on this record in its third incarnation. The newest songs, like “A Totally New Year,” “Only” and “Lovers Who Have Lost Their Cause,” were conceived only a few months ago.

“I’ve always wanted to do something that was quieter and acoustic and could be played by one person,” said Pryor about the impetus behind the new record. “I wanted to go out and play shows alone. I just want to have my little folk moment.”

The Lawrence, KS native will also be performing on select dates with his children’s music group, The Terrible Twos, in support of their upcoming release, Jerzy The Giant (07/29/08, Vagrant).

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MATT PRYOR Tour Dates:
Aug 16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour ^
Aug 17 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – San Diego ^
Aug 19 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction ^
Aug 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Modified ^
Aug 22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Dallas #
Aug 23 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr. #
Aug 24 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Studio #
Aug 25 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon #
Aug 27 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum #
Aug 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Social #
Aug 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl #
Aug 30 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern #
Aug 31 – Norfolk, VA @ The Boot #
Sep 2 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
Sep 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Balcony #
Sep 4 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony *
Sep 5 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Sep 6 – Allston, MA @ Harpers Ferry #
Sep 9 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club #
Sep 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop #
Sep 11 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter #
Sep 12 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas #
Sep 13 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas (The Terrible Twos – Early Show)
Sep 13 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas #

^ – Co-headlining with Chris Conley
# – Matt Pryor headlining
* – Co-headlining with Kevin Devine

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