The current incarnation of The Lemonheads — the Evan Dando-led act that emerged from the late-’80s Boston college-rock scene — will perform its 1992 breakout album It’s a Shame About Ray in its entirety during tours of both North America and the U.K. this fall and winter, the band announced today.
The group — Dando backed by guitarist Josh Lattanzi and drummer Brian Nolan — will open the 29-date North American leg of the tour Sept. 30 in Little Rock, Ark., and play across the country, ending Nov. 5 in Bellingham, Wash. Then, on Nov. 30, the trio resumes in Portsmouth, England, playing 11 U.K. dates that wrap up Dec. 13 in London.
Released at the height of the alt-rock explosion, It’s a Shame About Ray made Dando an MTV star and generated modern-rock radio hits with the record’s title track and the band’s cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic “Mrs. Robinson,” which was later appended to the album. In 2008, Rhino Records reissued Ray in a deluxe 2CD/1DVD package.
The Lemonheads’ It’s a Shame About Ray tour dates:
Sept. 30: The Rev Room, Little Rock, AR
Oct. 2: Cat’s Cradle, Carboro, N.C.
Oct. 3: Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
Oct. 4: Neighbourhood Theatre, Charlotte, N.C.
Oct. 5: The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 7: Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 8: North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 10: Bowery Ballroom, New York, N.Y.
Oct. 12: The Paradise, Boston, MA
Oct. 13: Daniel Street, Milford, CT
Oct. 14: The Met, Pawtucket, R.I.
Oct. 15: Downstairs at Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
Oct. 17: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
Oct. 18: Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
Oct. 19: Musica, Akron, OH
Oct. 21: Double Door, Chicago, IL
Oct. 22: 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 24: Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
Oct. 25: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 27, El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 28: Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Oct. 29: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Oct. 30: The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 31: The Avalon, Santa Clara, CA
Nov. 3: Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Nov. 4: Bitmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
Nov. 5: The Triple Door, Seattle, WA
Nov. 6: Wild Buffalo House of Music, Bellingham, WA
Nov. 30: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Dec. 1: Rsecue Rooms, Nottingham
Dec. 2: Cockpit, Leeds
Dec. 3: TBA, Newcastle
Dec. 5: Oran Mor Auditorium, Glasgow
Dec. 6: Ritz, Manchester
Dec. 7: Plug, Sheffield
Dec. 9: Academy, Liverpool
Dec. 10: Academy, Birmingham
Dec. 12: Concorde, Brighton
Dec. 13: Sheperds Bush Empire, London
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