Shearwater Touring (Florence Gould Hall, MHOW), New Record

The good news is that Shearwater has a new record coming out June 3 entitled Rook. The great news is that they are going on tour in support of Rook and playing not one, but two shows in New York. The first show will be at the Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan (buy tickets) and will feature a performance of Rook in its entirety and some older songs backed by strings, winds, and a harpist (plus a rare solo performance by Michael Gira); the other show (which was just announced) will be at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 19 (tickets on sale 04/24) and will probably be more of a traditional rock outing. (Incidentally, Palo Santo was one of my favorite records the year it came out, so I am really excited about this new release).

All Shearwater tour dates after the jump.

Shearwater 2008 Tour Dates
05 May 2008 Florence Gould Hall, French Institute New York, New York
07 May 2008 Iron Horse Northampton
09 May 2008 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
10 May 2008 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
11 May 2008 Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario
12 May 2008 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
13 May 2008 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 May 2008 Aquarium Fargo, North Dakota
16 May 2008 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
17 May 2008 Richard’s on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
18 May 2008 Doug Fir Portland, Oregon
19 May 2008 Independent San Francisco, California
20 May 2008 Troubadour Los Angeles, California
29 May 2008 The Parish Austin, Texas
19 Jun 2008 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY