Jason Collett

Jason Collett, Zeus and Bahamas have announced a North American revue tour featuring all three artists performing together and alone. The three acts have a long history of collaboration, as intertwined as their musical lineage. Instead of the typical show in which each act plays its own set, Collett, Zeus and Bahamas will all take the stage together, playing songs by all three. The tour comes on the heels of new albums for Collett (Rat A Tat Tat, March 9) and Zeus (Say Us, February 23), and songs from both will be featured throughout the evening. [Arts & Crafts]

Zeus initially formed to play as Collett's backing band in 2008, and the group will be in NYC for two shows before the joint tour starts. On February 26th, they'll open for Franz Nicolay (doing one of his first NY shows since his departure from the Hold Steady was made official) and Tim Fite at Knitting Factory (tickets are on sale). They're also playing with The Sadies and People of the North on February 27th at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to that are available as well.

Bahamas is songwriter Afie Jurvanen, and he has backing-band bonafides too. As documented on Alfie's Myspace, "for the last many years he's been playing other people's music-- PasoMino, Great Lake Swimmers, The Stills, Howie Beck, Amy Millan, Jason Collett, Hayden and zeus. He's spent the last few years playing piano and guitar with Feist." Later in February, he'll be opening some Canadian dates for Wilco, who kick off a tour very soon.

The three-band tour starts in earnest this March, and includes SXSW. They'll play across the US and Canada before ending up in NYC near the end of April. There's a Union Hall show in Brooklyn on April 24th (tickets TBA), and one the night before, Friday, April 23rd, at Mercury Lounge (though that one lists "Jason Collett only" for some odd reason). Tickets for the Manhattan show are on AmEx presale now. General sale starts Friday at noon.

Jason Collett's other band, Broken Social Scene, are touring and releasing a new album this summer.

Full tour dates, Zeus' new stop-motion video for "Through Your Head" (and it's making-of), and a free Jazon Collett track are below...

Zeus - Marching Through Your Head

Zeus - Marching Through Your Head - Making Of The Video

Jason Collett

'Rat A Tat Tat' tracklist
Rave On Sad Songs
Lake Superior
Love Is A Dirty Word (download it at A&C)
Bitch City
High Summer
Cold Blue Halo
Love Is A Chain
Long May You Love
The Slowest Dance
Winnipeg Winds
Vanderpool Vanderpool

Jason Collett/Zeus/Bahamas - 2010 Tour Dates
2/26/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Zeus #
2/27/10 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
3/10/10 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace (CMW)
3/11/10 - Guelph, ON @ E-Bar
3/12/10 - London, ON @ Call The Office
3/17-20/10 - Austin, TX @ SXSW Music Festival
3/23/10 - San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord
3/25/10 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
3/26/10 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
3/27/10 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar
3/29/10 - Canmore, BC @ Communitea
3/31/10 - Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
4/1/10 - Calgary, AB @ The Legion
4/2/10 - Regina, AB @ The Exchange
4/3/10 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Ccentre
4/4/10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
4/6/10 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
4/7/10 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
4/12/10 - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
4/13/10 - Waterloo, ON @ Starlite
4/14/10 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod's
4/15/10 - Montreal, PQ @ Petit Campus
4/16/10 - Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog Tavern
4/17/10 - Kingston, ON @ Grad Club
4/20/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
4/21/10 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
4/23/10 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
4/24/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
# Zeus only
* Jason Collett only?


Bahamas - other 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 06 HILLSIDE INSIDE - Sleeman Centre Guelph, Ontario
Feb 26 Imperial Quebec City, Quebec #
Feb 27 Olympia Montreal, Quebec #
Mar 01 National Arts Centre Ottawa, Ontario #
Mar 03 Halifax Forum Halifax, Nova Scotia #
# w/ Wilco

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