Southern Comfort will host a series of free shows beginning this August. The tour's two main headliners will be Ghostland Observatory and the Polyphonic Spree. DJ Lord of Public Enemy is set to open. The tour will bring the Polyphonic Spree to NYC's Webster Hall on October 1st.
What's the catch? You'll have to sign up for Soco's text messaging list to receive a ticket code.
SoCo is also involved in a new video series on Playboy.com called "Uncovered." That features musicians performing acoustic covers of their favorite artists -- the first edition, up now, is Dinosaur Jr. playing The Cure's "Just Like Heaven." Upcoming acts include Black Lips, A Camp, The Dears, Patterson Hood and Phosphorescent (who just announced a Brooklyn show). A partial list of who's playing what, with the SoCo tour's schedule and all upcoming Ghostland Observatory dates, below...
Playboy Uncovered partial lineup
A Camp (Nina Persson of The Cardigans) performing "Psycho" by Leon Payne
Murray Lightburn of The Dears performing "Doctor Blind" by Emily Haines of Metric
Dinosaur Jr. performing "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure
Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers performing "Range War" by Todd Rundgren
Southern Comfort underCOVER - 2009 Tour Dates
08/20 - San Diego, CA - Birchland Park Theatre GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY *
08/27 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony POLYPHONIC SPREE *
09/10 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY
09/17 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club POLYPHONIC SPREE *
09/24 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom POLYPHONIC SPREE *
10/01 - New York, NY - Webster Hall POLYPHONIC SPREE*
10/08 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY *
10/15 - St. Louis, MO - The Pagent GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY *
10/22 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY *
10/29 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY*
* w/ DJ Lord of Public Enemy.
Ghostland Observatory - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 17 Whitewater on the Horseshoe New Braunfels, Texas
Jul 18 Whitewater on the Horseshoe New Braunfels
Jul 25 Sloss Furnaces Birmingham, Alabama
Aug 07 Summer Sonic Music Festival Tokyo
Aug 17 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, California
Aug 18 Fox Theatre Pomona, California
Aug 22 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Alpharetta, Georgia
Sep 04 Arkansas Music Pavilion Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sep 05 Project 30-90 New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 03 ACL FESTIVAL Austin, Texas
Oct 31 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, Texas