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It was 10 years ago this November that Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson decided to form a band called "Peter Bjorn And John". On November 21, 1999 the band had their first rehearsal. Now, to celebrate the fact that they are still playing together after 10 years, PB&J are going to do a special "surprise birthday tour" in select cities around North America."Young Folks" was first released in 2006, making the band seven years older than that song. Peter Bjorn and John's b-day tour with El Perro del Mar comes to Webster Hall tonight (11/9). The Suzan also opens. Tickets are still on sale for the show which was originally scheduled for Tuesday at Terminal 5.
The Surprise Birthday Tour was originally just a tour. What it means is that PB&J are now planning guests and "surprises" for each stop. In Philly last night (11/8), the band brought out guests "spank rock, amanda blank, rose and the alien with the beer baby bong!" Another prize is the chance to sing and/or whistle "Young Kids" on stage with the band. More details below.
Details and poster for PB&J's 10th anniversary tour and updated tour dates are below...
This anniversary tour will feature special and never-before seen events:Peter Bjorn and John - 2009 Tour Dates
*In every city there will be one or several secret special surprise guests!(Dancers, singers, rappers, folkrock artists, jazz musicians, celebrities, stand-up comedians, magicians...)
* Every night the band will play some rare old/brand new or never-before-heard songs.
* The amazing and award-winning light master "Ed Warren" is putting together a special "Birthday Light Show" just for this tour.
* Our favourite singer, "El Perro Del Mar," and her Swedish "All Star Trio" will open up each night playing music from her brand new record.
* There will be whistling contests in every or some cities. The winners will get to be onstage performing "Young Folks" with PB&J!
* Peter Bjorn And John will be giving out free tickets to the shows through their twitter page.
* Special Peter Bjorn And John merch items will be given away for free after the shows.
* This will also be the last tour PB&J will make before going into the studio, so if you can't wait until 2011 you should go and sing Happy Birthday.
Nov 9 Webster Hall New York, New York #
Nov 11 Phoenix Theatre Toronto #
Nov 12 Metro Chicago, Illinois #
Nov 13 Gargoyle Club St. Louis, Missouri #
Nov 14 House of Blues Dallas, Texas #
Nov 15 La Zona Rosa Austin, Texas #
Nov 17 Rialto Theater Tucson, Arizona #
Nov 18 House of Blues w San Diego, California $
Nov 19 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California #
Nov 20 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California #
Nov 21 Club Nokia Los Angeles, California $
# w/ El Perro Del Mar
$ w/ El Perro Del Mar, Lights On