Butch Walker has announced his new headlining tour, in support of his recently released and critically acclaimed Sycamore Meadows album. The tour will kick-off on 3/5 in Toronto and take him to 20 cities across the U.S.
New single "Here Comes The..." features a collaboration with Pink.
Listen at www.myspace.com/butchwalker.
On Sycamore Meadows:
USA Today - Best thing I've heard from him.
The New York Times - His music craftily juggles eras.
Paste - Accomplished singer/songwriter starts from scratch on autobiographical record.
Billboard - A new high point for the already accomplished Walker.
Filter - As a songwriter his storytelling ability alone wins the day.
Creative Loafing - Showcases some of Walker's most honest songwriting to date.
Variety - Unintentionally (he) has created a business model rarely seen in rock circles that has become increasingly conventional in R&B/hip-hop, the producer/songwriter who balances those activities with a performance career.
From Butch with love...
Spring '09 is seeming quite fine
Here we go kids! I'm so excited to be hitting the road again! The weather is gonna be slowly creeping towards beautiful, the sounds out of the speakers will be fun and flowery, and the band will be looking sharp. This is gonna be a good one! I know, I know...The economy sucks. The American dollar sucks...Well, we will have to change that. The tickets will be affordable (not like I'm worth any less y'all), the new merch will as well, and I promise that I'm picking up the tab for the drinks (maybe). So don't be afraid to spend your weekly paycheck on a gala night of beautiful music and wonderful support acts. The support this time around is gonna be sweet. Not telling who all yet. Gonna have to have a few surprises left in life, right? Left? Right? Aren't I "witty"...
Here are the dates for ya (and the age req.):
"Butch Walker and His Gang of Merry Musical Melodymakers" Tour
3/5 Toronto / Lee's Palace (19+)
3/6 Detroit / Magic Bag (18+)
3/7 Grand Rapids / Mixtape Cafe
3/9 Minneapolis / Varsity Theater
3/10 Chicago / House of Blues (17+)
3/11 Cleveland / Grog Shop
3/13 Pittsburgh / Mr. Smalls
3/14 New York City / Webster Hall (16+)
3/15 Philadelphia / TLA
3/16 Boston / Paradise Rock Club
3/18 Providence RI / Club Hall
3/19 Hoboken / Maxwell's
3/20 Asbury Park / Stone Pony
3/21 Washington DC / 9:30 Club
3/23 Raleigh, NC / Lincoln Theatre
3/24 Asheville, NC / Orange Peel
3/25 Atlanta / Variety Playhouse
3/27 Nashville, TN / Exit/In (18+)
3/28 Athens, GA / 40 Watt Club (18+)
3/29 Orlando / The Social