Pete Yorn to Release Back and Fourth
Sony Columbia Records - 06/16/2009
The summer of Pete Yorn is upon us.
With the June 23 release of Pete Yorn's Back And Fourth still a week away - and an exclusive iTunes pre-sale beginning today - critics are already hailing the alt-rocker's fourth Columbia Records release as one of his strongest. Alternative Press gave the album four stars, The Huffington Post hailed it as "mesmerizing, in perpetual alt-pop motion, and on course as one of the best albums of 2009," and Performing Songwriter called it "the most introspective disc of Yorn's career."
Beginning today, the complete album - along with bonus track "Rooftop" - will be available exclusively via iTunes. Back And Fourth will hit stores and all other digital platforms Tuesday, June 23. Yorn will celebrate the release with an intimate New York City club performance, June 18 at Joe's Pub, and then on June 24 at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles. He completed a spring tour with Coldplay June 4, and returns to the road as a headliner July 9 for a two month run highlighted by multiple nights in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis and Los Angeles (tour dates below).
Recorded in Omaha, NE, with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley), Yorn says the album was inspired by an escape from his everyday routine, and the change of pace between hometown Los Angeles and more rural Nebraska. "I think I found a different kind of inspiration there that helped carry the record home," he says.
Yorn will perform lead single "Don't Wanna Cry" June 22 on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien," and appear on Los Angeles indie radio giant KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, June 23, the morning of the album's release.
PETE YORN SUMMER TOUR 7/09 SAN DIEGO, CA HOUSE OF BLUES 7/10 ANAHEIM, CA HOUSE OF BLUES 7/11 TUCSON, AZ RIALTO THEATER 7/13 AUSTIN, TX LA ZONA ROSA 7/14 HOUSTON, TX MERIDIEN 7/16 NASHVILLE, TN CANNERY BALLROOM 7/17 ATLANTA, GA CW CENTER STAGE 7/20 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 CLUB 7/21 BALTIMORE, MD RAMS HEAD LIVE 7/24 MONTCLAIR, NJ WELLMONT THEATRE 7/25 CAMDEN, NJ XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - WIGGINS PARK 7/26 BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES 7/28 NEW YORK, NY WEBSTER HALL 7/29 NEW YORK, NY WEBSTER HALL 7/31 DEWEY BEACH, DE BOTTLE AND CORK 8/02 PONTIAC, MI CLUTCH CARGO 8/03 CHICAGO, IL PARK WEST 8/04 CHICAGO, IL PARK WEST 8/07 KANSAS CITY, MO HARRAH'S CASINO - VOODOO LOUNGE 8/08 COUNCIL BLUFF, IA WHISKEY ROADHOUSE 8/09 ST. LOUIS, MO THE PAGEANT 8/11 MILWAUKEE, WI TURNER BALLROOM 8/12 MINNEAPOLIS, MN FINE LINE MUSIC CAFE 8/13 MINNEAPOLIS, MN FINE LINE MUSIC CAFE 8/15 DENVER, CO OGDEN THEATER 8/16 MURRAY, UT MURRAY THEATRE 8/17 BOISE, ID KNITTING FACTORY 8/19 SEATTLE, WA SHOWBOX AT MARKET 8/20 SEATTLE, WA SHOWBOX AT MARKET 8/22 PORTLAND, OR ROSELAND THEATER 8/24 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THE FILLMORE 8/27 LOS ANGELES, CA HENRY FONDA THEATRE 8/28 LOS ANGELES, CA HENRY FONDA THEATRE Visit Pete Yorn online at: www.peteyorn.com www.facebook.com/peteyorn www.twitter.com/peteyorn www.myspace.com/peteyorn
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SOURCE: Columbia Records
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