by Bill Pearis


As mentioned, Mikal Cronin will release his second solo album, MCII, on May 7. The album, which marks his debut on Merge Records, is even more in the pop direction than his 2011 debut album, full of strings, harmonies, and ebullient, catchy pop. If you haven't checked out first single "Shout it Out," you can stream it below.

Mikal, who will be in Austin for SXSW, will launch a North American tour this summer with a New York stop on June 20 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (2/27) at noon with the general on-sale happening on Friday (3/1) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.


Mikal Cronin - 2013 Tour Dates
Mar 14 - Mar 16 Austin TX SXSW
May 23 San Diego, CA The Casbah
May 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
May 25 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop
June 6 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
June 7 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
June 8 Missoula, MT Old Beck VFW Post 209
June 10 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
June 11 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
June 13 - 15 Toronto, ON Silver Dollar (NXNE Festival)
June 16 Montreal, Quebec La Divan Orange
June 17 Boston, MA Great Scott
June 18 Philly, PA Kung Fu Necktie
June 20 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
June 21 Washington DC Comet Ping Pong
June 22 Asheville, NC Emerald Lounge
June 23 Atlanta, GA The Earl
June 24 Nashville, TN The Stone Fox
June 26 Dallas, TX Club Dada
June 27 Austin, TX Mohawk Inside
June 28 Marfa, TX Padre's
June 29 Tucson, AZ Club Congress