Posted in music | tour dates on March 2, 2011

The Baseball Project at Maxwell's (more by Lori Baily)
Baseball Project

"Well, we had so much fun the first time that we just had to do it again. Scott, Peter, Linda and I spent much of the last few years on the road, in the studio and trading files, ideas, anecdotes and laughs and the result is the second album by the Baseball Project: Volume 2: High and Inside." - The Baseball Project
High and Inside is out now via Yep Roc Records and streaming in full at Spinner. The all-star, baseball-themed band will hit the road in support of the record starting off in Atlanta on 3/11, hitting SXSW, swinging through Spring Training (#srsly), and eventually terminating on the West Coast in early April. Before that, Baseball Project member Steve Wynn will hit Living Room on March 4th with Steve Wynn & The Miracle Three. Tickets are still on sale.

Meanwhile, Peter Buck is keeping busy with R.E.M. as the band has a new album, Collapse Into Now, which is currently streaming in full at NPR. No tour dates for R.E.M. as of yet but if you have tickets for the Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall on 3/3, you can catch R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe there. Mike Mills of R.E.M. can be found at the Big Star Third show at Lexington Hall on March 26.

Blues great Taj Mahal is also on the Tibet House Benefit bill, and he recently added a date at Brooklyn Bowl on April 10. Tickets go on sale 3/3 at noon.

All tour dates and some videos below...

R.E.M. "Mine Smell Like Honey"

2011-03-04: New York City Living Room
2011-03-18: Austin, TX KEXP Showcase

2011-03-11: Atlanta, Ga Star Bar
2011-03-12: Athens, GA 40 Watt
2011-03-14: Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre
2011-03-15: New Orleans, LA LA Euclid Records
2011-03-16: Austin, TX Primavera Showcase
2011-03-17: Austin, TX Threadgill's Roky Ice Cream Social
2011-03-17: Austin, TX Jovita's KDHX Twangfest party*
2011-03-17: Austin, TX Dog & Duck
2011-03-18: Austin, TX Gingerman Dogfish Head Brewery Party*
2011-03-18: Austin, TX Momo's*
2011-03-19: Austin, TX Yard Dog Austin*
2011-03-22: Peoria, AZ Peoria Sports Complex
2011-03-23: Phoenix, AZ Camelback Ranch
2011-03-24: Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale Stadium
2011-03-25: Surprise, AZ Surprise Stadium
2011-03-25: Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
2011-03-26: Tucson, AZ Festival en el Barrio Viejo
2011-03-27: Goodyear, AZ Goodyear Ballpark
2011-03-28: Goodyear, AZ Goodyear Ballpark
2011-03-30: San Diego, CA The Casbah
2011-03-31: Los Angeles, CA The Echo
2011-04-01: Santa Barbara, CA Mercury Lounge
2011-04-02: San Francisco, Ca Slim's
2011-04-05: Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
2011-04-07: Bend, OR Silver Moon Brewing
2011-04-08: Eugene, OR Sam Bonds
2011-04-09: Portland, OR Bunk Bar
* W/ Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3

Mar 03 New York City Carnegie Hall
Mar 25 San Francisco The Independent
Mar 27 Napa, CA The Uptown Theatre
Apr 10 Brooklyn Brooklyn Bowl
Apr 11 Baltimore Rams Head on Stage
Apr 13 Charlotte The Neighborhood Theatre
Apr 14 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Apr 17 Atlanta Variety Playhouse
Jul 28-29 Floyd, VA Floydfest



Comments (20)

Fuck literally everyone this article mentions, top to buttom. Fuck them until they bleed to death out of their talentless asses.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 11:25 PM

Whoa...this guy's edgy! ^^^^

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 11:52 PM

Steve Wynn = legend. New stuff with the Miracle 3 is as good as the Dream Syndicate.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 2:51 AM

Im pissed that these guys are wasting time on side projects when a new REM album is out which they should tour behind! Where are their priorities!

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 7:10 AM

baseball themed music rules. i've always said that

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 8:39 AM

^ So you like that Meatloaf song with Phil Rizzuto in it?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 8:46 AM

7:10, yeah it must be nice to be a wealthy rock band who can release an album and not have to even bother touring behind it. Considering most bands need to tour to make money off any new release these days, it goes to show you how cushy a state R.E.M. is in financially. We'll be saying the same thing about James Murphy/LCD Soundsystem once April comes and goes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 8:50 AM

i don't go to baseball games because when the vendor tosses the hummus from the aisle to my seat it usually gets all over my neighbors.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 8:51 AM

I like John Fogerty's "Centerfield."

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 9:07 AM

850 REM did have an 80 Million Dollar contract in the 90's

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 9:13 AM

Would it kill Mike Stipe to do something cool and show up at the Big Star Third show?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 9:22 AM

Mike's baseballs smell like honey.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 9:30 AM

I was hoping Peter and Mike stop by Carnegie tonight..why not? I don't think they are on the raod yet with the side projects.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 9:33 AM

9:22: What's the deal with Stipe anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 9:48 AM

Peter Buck turned into Jerry Garcia?

Posted by white punks on slope (park) | March 3, 2011 10:17 AM

"Peter Buck turned into Jerry Garcia?"

That is not Peter Buck.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 10:20 AM

Looks like a lot of card-carrying AARP members!

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 10:29 AM

Hope they play some Dream Syndicate songs. That band were amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 12:12 PM

As I have maintained for years, during which I have heard the Baseball Project's first album many times and attended one of their concerts, I cannot believe for one moment that Peter Buck enjoys this endeavor whatsoever.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 4:16 PM

that's not peter "i threw yogurt at a british airways stewardess once when i was shitfaced and had to go to court for it" buck (or jerry garcia) -- that's scott mccaughey, long-time resident second guitarist for r.e.m. (and young fresh fellows and minus 5 member)...

as for the notion that r.e.m. are somehow obliged to tour every time they make a new album, might i suggest that they've earned the right to slow down a bit now after spending the better part of the last 30 years on the road?

i might also note that in 1991 r.e.m. released an album called out of time, which forever changed the face of alternative as well as mainstream music -- and had no tour to support it...

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2011 4:50 AM

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