After years of seeing other singer-songwriters breeze past him into the mainstream, Pete Yorn
is finally front and center. Which is not to say he hasn't due credit (his first single "For Nancy ('Cos It Already Is)
" from his 2001 debut Musicforthemorningafter
was a radio hit), but his duet album with Scarlet Johansson is throwing him in the center of many a-music fan's radar.
The album, Break Up, follows the She & Him model—slightly mysterious, emotional singer-songwriter pairs with indie-face-to-the-mainstream lady and releases record of folky pop gems. It seems to have worked for them.
Along with the release of Yorn's fourth record, Back and Fourth, and this just-announced fall tour, the hirsute singer-songwriter may just get the credit he deserves.
19 - Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theatre
21 - Columbia, Mo. @ The Blue Note
22 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Rococo Theatre
24 - Bloomington, Ind. @ Bluebird Nightclub
25 - Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
26 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Vogue Theatre
27 - Madison, Wisc. @ Majestic Theatre
29 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Intersection
30 - State College, Pa. @ State Theatre
1 - Ridgefiedl, Conn. @ Ridgefield Playhouse
4 - Albany, N.Y. @ The Hart Theatre at the Egg
5 - Philadelphia, Pa.@ Electric Factory
8 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Amos End
5 - Boulder, Colo. @ KBCO Radio Show, FOX Theatre
News: Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn Break Up on New Album
News: Pete Yorn Goes Back and Fourth on New Album in June