Posted in music | tour dates on June 28, 2010

Jenny And Johnny

Jenny and Johnny (Jenny Lewis and Johnny Rice) will be releasing their debut LP, We're Having Fun Now, sometime this fall. The song "Scissor Runner" from it is is available online as a free download.

The pair will hit the road this September for shows across the US. On September 19th, as previously mentioned, they'll be opening for Pavement at the Williamsburg Waterfront. They have since also added their own show at Maxwell's on September 21st. Tickets are on sale.

One place they won't be playing is Arizona, which they'll be avoiding becuase of the new immigration law. There's a growing list of artists (which Jenny and Johnny aren't on) who are boycotting the state as part of The Sound Strike, a campaign headed by Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha. Jenny and Johnny's note about that, and all their tour dates are below...

Sorry Arizona

we are so stoked to announce the first ever jenny and johnny tour. we are looking forward to seeing you all, whoever you are, all over the place. some of you may have noticed that although we are traveling the US extensively, we are not playing any shows in arizona. the arizona state legislature recently passed a bill, "SB 1070?, as part of their new immigration policy. this bill legalizes and sanctions racial profiling. they can stop you in the street, arrest and even deport you based on what you look like. we say: fuck that. so many of our friends and fans are of latino/chicano/hispanic origin, and we wanna show our love and respect for them by boycotting the state of arizona until they come to their senses. to all our rad southwestern peeps, we're sorry that the brutes are running the show and we hope they get voted out of office.


Jenny and Johnny - 2010 Tour Dates:
9/01 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater
9/02 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
9/03 Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
9/05 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
9/06 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
9/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
9/11 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
9/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
9/13 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
9/14 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
9/16 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
9/18 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena *
9/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront *
9/21 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
9/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater #
9/23 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
9/24 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
9/25 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10/3 LA, CA @ Palladium !
* w/ Pavement
# w/ Superchunk
! w/ Belle & Sebastian



Comments (40)

I really wish that Pavement show had No Age instead of this...

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:16 PM

i really wish johnny didn't have jenny. tragic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:19 PM

i really wish people came up with wittier things to say.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:26 PM

Anonymous is a dick!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:33 PM

that johnny dude is a wannabe saddle creeker conor oberst. he sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:34 PM

Ok I will start of by saying I hate the bill that was passed in Arizona and being that I grew up there I find it frustrating that constituents of the state feel as though this is the right way to go in addressing this massively complex issue. That being said your going to boycott Arizona and make your fans suffer. Ha that's super funny. How much tax revenue to you think you are depriving Arizona by doing this? Your draw is that big in AZ since when? Ive seen you there! I think that your fans are the ones missing out not Arizona. What are you going to do if the other 20 states that are proposing similar legislation pass it. Tour within your little bubble! How about trying to educate your fan base or do something that will be a little bit more of an impact than than depriving the state of a few tax dollars! NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL and im guessing that your fans are not the ones that passed the legislation!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:41 PM

when are the jenny and blake shows?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:48 PM

The boycott thing is pretty stupid. I mean, do the lawmakers really care that Jenny and Johnny aren't playing their state?

It begs the question, If these bands participating in the boycott don't like some of the policies upheld by the USA, are they going to deprive the whole country of their live show?


Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:50 PM

I mean, I guess I'd hit it. But honestly, it could break either way with a turn of her head to the right. And hey asshole, your in public, dont be trying to lift her skirt. That is somebody's daughter!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:54 PM

I am boycotting artists that boycott Arizona.

Boycotting is stupid for this AZ law... all it hurts is the fans. Idiot musicians think they are important enough to change laws!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:56 PM

I wish they were doing their own NYC show but I'll haul out to Maxwell's for this. The jenny lewis show I show at MHoW WAS THE SHIIIIT!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 4:59 PM

I could give a shit about this band or their music, but I fully support them and their boycotting of Arizona.

While it does clearly hurt the "fans" in Arizona, it drives home the point and brings attention to the fact that SB 1070 is a horrible law and the rest of the country will not stand for it.

If you Arizona music fans don't like bands boycotting your state then call or write your state legislature and get the the law repealed. Until then I hope you like driving to other states for shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 5:02 PM

I'm Girlcotting their boycott

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 5:11 PM

I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

Posted by Benito | June 28, 2010 5:16 PM

If you seriously think that writing the legislation is going to change the powers that be, your delusional. Why dont you boycott touring the USA for passing the patriot act! or torture! or any other fucked up law that gets passed. How about the mindless killing in Iraq and Afghanistan. Do you think their fans are the constituents of those in power! Right!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 5:19 PM

Which sucks more Arizona or big Jenny?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 5:56 PM

Is there anything more precious than a semi-obscure, uninformed musician who thinks they can use their "fame" to make a difference? It's simultaneously cute and idiotic, like when a kid says they want to drive up to heaven to see Grandma or whatever.

Posted by Thierry Ennui | June 28, 2010 6:08 PM

i'm boycotting az too: there's too much affordable real estate in predominantly white neighborhoods

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 6:39 PM

wow, could this possibly be a more boring forgettable track.

Posted by Beni | June 28, 2010 6:56 PM

ehhh, She hasn't really been any good since Execution of All Things

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 7:18 PM

The state senate voted for this AZ law. Not the people of the state. So boycotting the state is punishing the fans.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 7:29 PM

lucky bro.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 9:46 PM

If you sneak into the country and work without permission and you are caught, you should be tossed the fuck out. Real simple.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 10:07 PM

“All Men are created equal”! The founders had it right, when attempting to form a perfect union and they also knew that they were not there yet but knew we one day would get there. Lincoln moved us forward as did JFK and LBJ. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

It is my contention that this AZ law is not constitutional and will fail when challenged (unless, of course, they keep adding more amendments), pretty funny for this so called perfect law, that many internet bloggers claim it was copied “Word for Word” from the Federal law, which I frankly do not believe, if it was then no amendments would have been made, right?, of course, keep those lies coming.

As for the undocumented workers, as was attributed to Ronald Reagan “It’s the Economy, Stupid”. When the economy is good we say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. This too will pass, the real problem is the narcos, arms and people smugglers and that’s what the focus should be on.

Don’t you find it funny that no one ever voted for Brewer for Governor, she is trying to get elected on the backs of undocumented workers, it’s all about politics, do not be fooled. In the last few months Busy Brewer has passed S.B. 1070, no permit conceal weapons law, the famous Birthers law, banning Ethnic studies law, (could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona) and if history is a lesson and if she can read, she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which failed when legally challenged) and the craziest one the boycott of Martin Luther King Day, not wanting another holiday, how crazy is that. I believe there is an undercurrent to their enactment of new laws, they real love following a distinct pattern. Poor Brewer, in an attempt to gain sympathy, in an interview she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) and we find out her father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955 (watch her play the victim card, again) and then she went to Washington and came back empty as always, poor dear.

Posted by Benito | June 28, 2010 10:53 PM

i'll tell you what, my the time i get to and chuck d, we're gonna get ol' johnny greenwood his tele back and set this whole shitshow right. promise.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 1:13 AM

She hasn't really been any good since Execution of All Things

Posted by vuitton | June 29, 2010 1:54 AM

I would most certainly hit it... Even if he has to watch.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 10:06 AM

dude's a poseur in that jacket

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 10:10 AM

I like that Benito cited LBJ as a cornerstone to the development of the United States. I stopped reading your book after that. You lost all credibility, it you had any to begin with.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 10:47 AM

i agree with 7:18. i consistently tried to give her a listen since then but it just gets worse and worse. jenny lewis & the watson twins was the last straw. side projects are every artist's downfall.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 11:01 AM

stuck with this crap because jenny and blake couldn't get along.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 11:32 AM

chuck d did help in getting them to have mlk day so maybe this will help

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 11:51 AM

my pee pee wants jenny

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 1:55 PM

whatever "acid tounge" is a pretty awesome album...I look forward to hearing what they do next...

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 3:49 PM

I've always considered Arizona, New Mexico and Texas part of Mexico to begin with.... so I'm just confused.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 10:45 PM

Regardless of your personal feelings about the Boycott, they do work. Anyone who thinks they don't work, Pink Eyes included, should maybe brush up on history Arizona's and the America's as a whole. Anon 11:51 is right.

Posted by Rasheed | July 1, 2010 8:11 AM

@10:45 so true.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2010 10:17 AM

I miss Jenny Lewis circa RK & the Watson Twins albums. Even Under the Blacklight wasn't this bad.

Posted by liz | July 1, 2010 11:30 AM

i really wish people came up with wittier things to say.

Posted by غرام | July 3, 2010 6:20 PM

Big Wave is a killer song. The pic above got me interested in finally checking her out. I hope it is the album cover. more often than not, promo art for bands is waaaaay cooler than the lame cover art that gets used. I'm astounded by the sheer amount of uninteresting album artwork that makes it in general.

Posted by mars | July 19, 2010 12:53 PM

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