If the last two months have proven anything—and yes, it really has been that long since the announcement that James Iha, Taylor Hanson, Adam Schlesinger and Bun E. Carlos were all in a band, together—it's that Tinted Windows is less a supergroup than a stuporgroup. General response to the outfit's very existence has been little less than gobsmacked, with next week's impending release of the band's eponymous debut LP looming like a day of judgment upon which the burning question will finally be answered: Will the album be pure power-pop awesomeness, or the purest power-pop awesomeness ever?
April 21 is the day of reckoning. That night, the band will stop by for a song or two The Late Show with David Letterman, paying Jimmy Kimmell a visit two nights later, on the 23rd. A string of tour dates—including a like totally '90s spot opening for No Doubt's first live show in five years—kicks off next week, too, with more shows set to be announced soon.
20 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
25 - Edmond, Okla. @ Plunkett Park/University of Central Oklahoma
28 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Troubadour
30 - Chicago, Ill. @ Double Door
2 - Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Events Center (with No Doubt)
3 - E. Rutherford, N.J. @ The Bamboozle 2009 at Meadowlands Sports Complex
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