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The Lemon Twigs announce “musical” LP, touring w/ Arctic Monkeys & more dates


The Lemon Twigs have announced their new album, Go to School, which will be out August 24 via 4AD. The 15-track album was recorded and produced by Brian and Michael D’Addario at their home in Long Island and, as they’ve said, it’s “a musical.” Here’s the one line synopsis: “Go to School tells the heartbreaking coming of age story of Shane, a pure of heart chimpanzee raised as a human boy as he comes to terms with the obstacles of life.” Todd Rundgren and Brian and Michael’s real life mother Susan Hall play Shane’s parents, and the record also features contributions from Jody Stephens (Big Star) and their father Ronnie D’Addario. You can listen to the string-laden closing track “If You Give Enough” below.

The band will be on tour starting in August, and will be supporting Arctic Monkeys on a few dates, including The Hollywood Bowl on October 16 & 17 (tickets). They’ll also headline Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on August 23 and L.A.’s Masonic Lodge on October 15. Tickets for Masonic Lodge are on sale now and Baby’s show go on sale August 20 at noon (same link).

All tour dates are listed, along with Go to School’s album art and tracklist, below.

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Go To School
A Musical by The Lemon Twigs tracklist
1. Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart
2. The Student Becomes The Teacher
3. Rock Dreams
4. The Lesson
5. Small Victories
6. Wonderin’ Ways
7. The Bully
8. Lonely
9. Queen Of My School
10. Never Know
11. Born Wrong/Heart Song
12. The Fire
13. Home of a Heart (The Woods)
14. This Is My Tree
15. If You Give Enough

August 8 – OSLO, NO – Øya Festival
August 9 – GOTHENBURG, SE – Way Out West Festival
August 11 – REES, DE – Haldern Pop Festival
August 14 – LONDON, UK – The Lexington
August 15 – LONDON, UK – The Lexington
August 17 – BRECON BEACONS, UK – Green Man Festival
August 18 – BIDDINGHUIZEN, NL – Lowlands Festival
August 19 – SAINT-MALO, FR – La Route Du Rock
August 23 – NEW YORK, NY – Baby’s All Right
September 6, 7 – MANCHESTER, UK – Manchester Arena*
September 9, 10, 12, 13 – LONDON, UK – O2 Arena*
September 15, 16 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Birmingham Arena*
September 18, 19, 21, 22 – SHEFFIELD, UK – FlyDSA Arena*
September 24, 25 – DUBLIN, IE – 3Arena*
September 27, 28 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK – Metro Radio Arena*
October 15 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
October 16, 17 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
November 18 – MEXICO CITY, MX – Corona Capital
* w/ Arctic Monkeys

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