Posted in music | tour dates on June 2, 2009

Pete Yorn

In July, acclaimed singer and songwriter Pete Yorn will kick off a headlining tour in support of his new album 'Back And Fourth' (June 23, Columbia). Backed by his new band - a well-credentialed group of musicians including guitarist Jonny Polonsky who also played on the album, Joey Kennedy on keys, Scott Seiver on drums, Mark Noseworthy and Zak Schaffer on guitar - Yorn will preview the tour with a special album release show at the Roxy in LA on June 24....

Pete Yorn is currently on the road with Coldplay, through June 4. His first album in three years, 'Back and Fourth,' marks a bold new chapter for Yorn, who recorded in Omaha, NE, with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley). Columbia's Co-Chairman Rick Rubin also helped guide the project. The result is Yorn's most personal statement to date. [PR]

That tour takes Pete Yorn across North America for July and August. It includes the previously mentioned two nights at NYC's Webster Hall - July 28th and 29th. Tickets for the Tuesday/28th and Wednesday/29th shows are now on sale, as are two-day passes.

In addition to Back and Fourth, Yorn is also releasing an album with Scarlett Johansson called Break Up on September 8th through Atco/Rhino Records. The lead single, "Relator," is now streaming on the album's site and available on iTunes.

The album was recorded in 2006...Johansson completed her vocals for the project in two afternoon sessions.

Yorn said that the concept for the album was realised in a dream he had. The project was inspired by Serge Gainsbourg's 1967 and 1968 albums with Brigitte Bardot.

Johansson spoke about the project recently, "The idea of two people vocalizing their relationship through duets...I always thought of it as just a small project between friends. It perfectly captured where I was in my life at the time."[Wikipedia]

Scarlett, known mostly for... her acting, also released an album of Tom Waits covers in 2008. Yorn's new video for "Don't Wanna Cry," the first single off his forthcoming disc, with live clips, album art and track lists, and all tour dates, below...

Pete Yorn

Pete Yorn - Don't Wanna Cry
Don't Wanna Cry

Pete Yorn - Don't Wanna Cry on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Pete Yorn - Shotgun on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Pete Yorn
Pete Yorn - Back and Fourth (Columbia Records)
1. "Don't Wanna Cry" - 3:56
2. "Paradise Cove"
3. "Close"
4. "Social Development Dance"
5. "Shotgun" - 4:04
6. "Last Summer"
7. "Thinking of You"
8. "Country"
9. "Four Years"
10. "Long Time"

Pete Yorn
Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson - Break Up (Atco/Rhino)
1. "Relator"
2. "Wear and Tear"
3. "I Don't Know What To Do"
4. "Search Your Heart"
5. "Blackie's Dead"
6. "I Am The Cosmos" (Chris Bell)
7. "Shampoo"
8. "Clean"
9. "Someday"

Pete Yorn - 2009 Tour Dates
May 30 BURGETTSTOWN, PA - Post Gazette
June 01 DARIEN CENTER, PA - Darien Lakes PAC
June 02 CLARKSTON, MI - DTE Energy Music Center
June 03 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
June 04 CINCINNATI, OH - Riverbend Music Center
June 24 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - The Roxy Theatre
July 09 San Diego CA - House of Blues
July 10 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
July 11 Tucson, AZ -Rialto Theatre
July 13 Austin, TX -La Zona Rosa
July 14 Houston, TX - Meridian
July 16 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
July 17 Atlanta, GA - CW Center Stage
July 20 Washington, DC - 930 Club
July 21 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head
July 25 Philadelphia, PA - XPN Radio Show - Wiggins Waterfront Park
July 26 Boston, MA - House of Blues
July 28 New York, NY - Webster Hall
July 29 New York, NY - Webster Hall
August 02 Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargos
August 03 Chicago, IL - Park West
August 04 Chicago, IL - Park West
August 07 Kansas City, KS - Harrah's Voodoo Lounge
August 08 Council Bluffs, IA - Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino
August 09 St. Louis, MO - Pageant
August 12 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe
August 13 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe
August 15 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
August 16 Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theater
August 21 Vancouver, BC - Venue
August 22 Portland. OR - Roseland Theater
August 24 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
August 27 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
August 28 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre

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Comments (20)

Pete Yawn

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 12:56 PM

Wow 12:56 did you come up with that yourself?! You should go into comedy!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 12:58 PM

wow 12:58, you must be a perpetually-single, white, suburban woman in her late 30's or you wouldn't give a shit about Pete Yorn.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 1:09 PM

Who assumed I liked Pete Yorn. Maybe I am just amused at all the lame comments on here. Meh T5 Sucks, I'd Hit it!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 1:15 PM

Most definitely PETE YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 1:30 PM

Pete Yorn is legit... he goes all out at live performaces and has great crowd interaction.

Just because you like MGMT, TVOTR, or Grizzly Bear (as "hot" indie examples) doesn't mean you have to rip on a talented singer songwriter like Yorn.

This guy has come a long way-- although, I will admit his first album, musicforthemoringafter, is still hands down his most versatile and layered album.

"I Don't Wanna Cry" and the couple of other tracks on his myspace off his new album sound about right-- not his best by any means, but still in the Yorn-World just now with a more radio friendly, ballad structure...

What I hope happens: Pete will listen to his first album and read up on why so many people raved about it. "I Don't Wanna Cry" although heartfelt, musically has nothing on tracks like "June" "EZ", "Sleep Better" or "Sense" not to mention the great rock songs like, "For Nancy" "Closet" and "Life On A Chain... get back to your roots before you become the American version of James Blunt.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 1:44 PM

i like pete yorn...

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:38 PM

Pete Yorn...David Gray...Jack Johnson...it's all the same snooze-fest sensitive guy schtick that women just can't help but lap up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:48 PM

i personally agree with 1:44PM-- but i think that pete yorn should also try and experiment more (outside his comfort level) instead of writing catchy alt-country radio love songs-- that shit is easy and played out... push yourself, pete...

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:54 PM

"Scarlett, known mostly for... her acting [yadda yadda yadda]."

I see what you did there with the ellipsis, BV. Well played, sir.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 5:01 PM

HIs first album is good you wankers.

Posted by single, white, suburban woman in her late 30's | June 2, 2009 5:06 PM

By the way, does anyone have any links to some adult fan fic involving Pete Yorn & Jack Johnson? I'd be ever so grateful. Thanks.

Posted by single, white, suburban woman in her late 30's | June 2, 2009 5:11 PM

oh great did scarlett johanson blow this guy too?
no discredit to P.Yorn

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 12:58 PM

I'd like to "make a record" with her.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 12:39 PM

don't you mean MEHke a record with her?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 12:54 PM

aw, what's the matter macho man @ 2:48... not getting any action lately??
not quite sure if it's simply sour grapes or a latent homo-crush on these "sensitive" songwriter dudes, but that comment is laughable.

Posted by escalator | June 5, 2009 2:08 AM

Ya, I liked that first record. He put out a live promo CD called Live In Los Angeles that was KILLER. I mean that. Then he put out his second album and a double disc live album that was PUZZLING.

Posted by anonymouse | June 5, 2009 10:32 AM

"Scarlett, known mostly for (.)(.) her acting
ftfy

Posted by Hessian Scum | June 7, 2009 4:00 AM

Pete Yorn is SO fucking boring live.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 8:29 PM

music and art are about stirring opinions and emotions. if anyone has taken the time write about this album- then it did it's job.

ps: i like yorn...and johansson

Posted by bruce | November 13, 2009 10:28 PM

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