Fountains Of Wayne have announced a select run of dates in late September and early October on the east and west coasts. The shows will include songs from their nearly-completed new album, the long-awaited follow up to 2007’s Traffic And Weather, due for release early next year.
Fountains Of Wayne were recently described as “power-pop geniuses” who write “funny, sad, beautifully realized songs with the succinct brilliance and pointed detail of great short stories” (AV Club). Formed in New York City in 1996, the band – songwriters Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger, along with lead guitarist Jody Porter and drummer Brian Young – has had the same lineup since its inception. In 2003 FOW received two Grammy nominations including a somewhat belated “Best New Artist” nom, after the release of their third album, Welcome Interstate Managers. Their most recent release, Traffic And Weather, which Entertainment Weekly called “a simply wonderful CD of songs about love, lust and loneliness”, contained the song “I-95”, which Rolling Stone named one of the Top 100 Songs Of The Year.
Marshall Crenshaw and Jill Sobule will open on select dates.
The dates are:
Sep 30 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Oct 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubador
Oct 2 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Oct 4, 5 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
Oct 7 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct 8 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Oct 9 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
Oct 12 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Oct 13 – Pawtucket, RI – Met Cafe
Oct 14 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
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