Posted in music | tour dates on June 26, 2009

good news for those who missed him since Jack stole him...


Brendan Benson returns with his fourth solo album, My Old, Familiar Friend, slated for release on ATO Records for August 18 2009.

Taking a break from writing, recording and touring with the Grammy winning Raconteurs, Benson went into the studio in Nashville and London with producer, Gil Norton (Pixies, Maximo Park, Foo Fighters) and mixer Dave Sardy (The Rolling Stones, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). The result is an... 11-track album.
[BB's MySpace]

That note on Brendan's MySpace also says to watch for summer tour dates to come. Two are already known. He's playing in Chicago on August 20th, and he'll be at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Monday, August 17th. Tickets for that Bowery show are on sale now.

Jack White is also taking a very public break from the Raconteurs lately (not to mention the White Stripes). He is on tour this summer with the Dead Weather. That group will play a handful of European shows before an extended July/August North American tour. The trip includes two shows at NYC's Terminal 5 on July 16th and 17th. In October, the band will be at Ausin City Limits.

The Screaming Females, who opened for Dinosaur Jr. last night (June 25th) at MHOW, will open the July leg of the Dead Weather tour, including their NYC shows.

Videos from the Raconteur's three-night NYC run in May/June '08, with Brendan Benson album track list and tour dates, below...

The Raconteurs - Hold Up - NYC 6/1/08

The Raconteurs - Together - NYC 6/1/08

The Raconteurs - Level - NYC 6/1/08

My Old, Familiar Friend track listing:
1. A Whole Lot Better
2. Eyes on The Horizon
3. Garbage Day
4. Gonowhere
5. Feel Like Taking You Home
6. You Make a Fool Out of Me
7. Poised and Ready
8. Don't Want To Talk
9. Misery
10.Lesson Learned

Bendan Benson - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Aug 20 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern

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Comments (17)

Established solo career of Brendan Benson, following 2 successful albums with the Raconteurs = Bowery Ballroom

3 months of Jack White futzing around on drums with some pals = Terminal 5

Mmm hmm...

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 3:56 PM

Brendan Benson is sorta boring no matter what he's done = Bowery Ballroom

Jack White is amazing no matter what he does = 2 nights of Terminal 5

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 4:05 PM

Brendan Benson is a phenomenal artist, a gentleman, and a great performer. People should be VERY excited about his Bowery show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 4:07 PM

By this criteria, a Bon Jovi sellout at Giants Stadium makes them 25 times more amazing than Jack White.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 4:30 PM

brendan benson looks pissed in that pic! look out everyone!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 4:47 PM

Brendan rules!

Posted by Girondins | June 26, 2009 5:09 PM

looks like a poseur to me. I mean that shirt, come on, screams poseur. So fucken lame...

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 5:10 PM

That's a really good picture...

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 5:10 PM

fwiw, the screaming females fucking killed last night opening for dinosaur. they're fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 6:05 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 7:20 PM

jack needs to go away. we need more brendan. solo too please.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:57 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2009 2:31 AM

"a gentleman"?


he has written some good songs though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2009 4:15 PM

heard he is recording with Cory Chisel, that singer from Wisconsin, as is Little Jack and Patrick

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009 6:01 PM

Yes I just heard the Cory Chisel + 3/4 of The Raconteurs stuff from a friend who was working on it. Ah-mazing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2009 7:30 PM

I just heard that Cory chisel kid. Ah-mazing. can't wait to hear what he's gonna do with 3/4 of The Raconteurs if this is true.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2009 7:33 PM

he is as corny as one could ever be!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2009 10:32 PM

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