Liam Finn Releasing New EP, New US Tour Dates w/ Wilco, Miracle Fortress & Jason Lytle

Liam Finn at the Mercury Lounge (03/21/08)
Liam Finn
Download: “Plane Crash” – Liam Finn (mp3)

The new EP Champagne in Seashells (9/1, Yep Roc Records) by Liam Finn + Eliza Jane is Liam’s first new music since his emergence with I’ll Be Lightning in 2007. Liam just announced tour dates supporting Pearl Jam in his home country of New Zealand as well as Australia. Another high-profile U.S. tour announcement should be coming shortly.

Well, that high profile tour announcement isn’t quite official yet, but some dates have leaked out:

Liam Finn 2009 US Tour Dates
10/01 Iowa City, IA University of Iowa (supporting Wilco) – Presale Aug 26 @ 10AM
10/02 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium (supporting Wilco)
10/06 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads (supporting Wilco)
10/08 Cedar Park (Austin), TX Cedar Park Center (supporting Wilco)
10/09 Dallas, TX The Palladium (supporting Wilco)
10/10 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre (supporting Wilco)
10/12 Columbus, OH Wexner Center (supporting Wilco)
10/14 Toronto, ON Massey Hall (supporting Wilco)
10/16 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium (supporting Wilco)
10/22 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA (w/ Jason Lytle)
10/23 The Independent San Francisco, CA (w/ Jason Lytle)
10/24 Dante’s Portland, OR (w/ Jason Lytle)
10/25 The Crocodile Seattle, WA (w/ Jason Lytle)
10/29 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON (w/ Miracle Fortress)
11/01 Middle East (Downstairs) Boston, MA (w/ Miracle Fortress)
11/03 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC (w/ Miracle Fortress)
11/04 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY (w/ Miracle Fortress)

UPDATE (08/13/09): All the above dates are official now.

As for bumpershine favourite Miracle Fortress, according to a recent blog entry from the man behind the band, Graham Van Pelt, it looks like some new MF material is coming out soon.

hoop dreams / kinds of light (June 16, 2009)
hi everybody
new stuff is coming into the light
working very hard at finishing one or two records/things this summer — hope to see you soon
sorry it’s been so long
-graham [Miracle Fortress MySpace Blog]

Champagne in Seashells full EP stream, track list and album art after the jump.

PS Everyone likes to mention that Liam Finn is the son of Neil Finn of Splitz Enz and Crowded House, but I also like to point out that Eliza Jane Barnes is the daughter of Jimmy Barnes, who fronted the popular Australian band, Cold Chisel.


Liam Finn – Champagne in Seashells
Liam Finn

Champagne in Seashells Track Listing:
Plane Crash
Long Way to Go
Won’t Change My Mind
Honest Face
On Your Side
Captain Cat is Crying