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Jonny warming up outside Mercury Lounge 8/1/2012 (via @JRB3000)
"Y'all can still call me whatever the hell you want. I just cannot get the words to come out of my mouth anymore. We are now Jonny Fritz and The In-Laws" -- Jonny Fritz.
Johnny Corndawg played his final show under that name on Wednesday (8/1) at Mercury Lounge. On stage that night he announced he was ditching the Corndawg moniker and would henceforth go by his given last name of Fritz. He also told the crowd that he has a new album in the can with a release date TBA.
You can catch Jonny Fritz and The In-Laws' first-ever show at Union Pool tonight (8/3) with The Extraordinaires. Advance tickets are no longer on sale but there may still be tickets available at the door. Jonny, who also recently played the Newport Folk Festival (video below), just added a bunch more tour dates, including a few with Lucero, which are listed below.
Jonny Corndawg live at Newport Folk Festival 2012
Jonny Fritz and The In-Laws - 2012 Tour Dates
08/03/2012 Brooklyn, NY / Union Pool
08/04/2012 York, PA / Sign of the Wagon
08/05/2012 Philadelphia, PA / North Star Bar
08/07/2012 Washington, DC / Red Palace
08/08/2012 Charlottesville, VA / Jefferson Theate with Dawes
08/09/2012 Harrisonburg, VA / Blue Nile
08/10/2012 Durham, NC / The Garage at Motorco
08/11/2012 Wilmington, NC / Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
08/12/2012 Charleston, SC / The Pour House
08/13/2012 Atlanta, GA / 529
08/16/2012 Indianapolis, IN / Vogue Theatre with Lucero
08/17/2012 Grand Rapids, MI / The Intersection with Lucero
08/19/2012 Detroit, MI / Small's with Lucero
08/21/2012 Ithaca, NY / The Haunt with Lucero
08/24/2012 Florence, AL / Shoals Theater with Alabama Shakes