Neko Case to tour with, without New Pornographers
When busy bee Neko Case hurt her ankle during this spring's New Pornographers tour with Okkervil River, faces fell long from coast to coast. The alt.country enchantress was to miss a number of dates supporting 2007's Challengers, and really, what's a Porno show without its chanteuse?
The drought's end brings Hurricane Case. The spring "Good News" sampler
from creative arts magazine Esopus comes with a duet by Neko and
co-Porno Carl Newman called "Yon Ferrets Return."
And even without any new album announced to follow up Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, a solo tour is in order for all who missed their fix in April. Two New Pornographer sets (rarities these days) hide in the September mix for eagle-eyed fans looking for power-pop gems within the two-month twang of solo material.
25 - Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rialto
27 - Reno, Nev. @ Robert Hawkins Amphitheatre
28 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Gallivan Center
29 - Boise, Idaho @ Wintery at Eagle Knoll
30 - Seattle, Wash. @ Bumbershoot Festival
31 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Malkin Bowl
1 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Malkin Bown (New Pornographers show)
12 - Black Oak Ranch, Calif. @ Earthdance Festival
14 - Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks - Monolith Festival
15 - Omaha, Neb. @ Slow Bar
16 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Hoyt Sherman
18 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
19 - Madison, Wis. @ The Orpheum
20 - Chicago, Ill. @ Hideout Block Party
21 - Chicago, Ill. @ Hideout Block Party (New Pornographers show)
23 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
24 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
25 - Oxford, Miss. @ The Lyric
26 - Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
27 - Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater
28 - Austin, Texas @ ACL Festival
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