Ted Leo Playing Bell House Haiti Benefit, Releasing New Record, Tour Dates (Irving Plaza)

Ted Leo – Brutalist Bricks
Ted Leo - Brutalist Bricks
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As you may have noticed from my “Q1 2010 New Releases” post, Ted Leo has a new album coming out in March, here are some more details on that:

And make no mistake, ‘The Brutalist Bricks’ — available on LP, CD and via all popular digital storefronts March 9, 2010 — is one of those career-defining, “can you believe what you’re hearing?” kinda records that makes most other activity the day you first play it nearly impossible (in other words, we’re suggesting you shower before you open the package). Recorded through 2009 at Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge, ‘Bricks’ could be the most confident, kinetic and varied work in Ted’s canon, and considering his body of work until now, that’s no easy claim to make. If you’ve seen Ted/Rx at any point in the past year, you’ve probably heard a few of the songs before, but the final studio versions pack a considerable punch. [Matablog]

In addition to the tour dates (posted after the jump) for his new record, Ted is playing a solo set at the just announced Haiti Benefit (Tickets $50) at the Bell House on January 27, 2010. The rest of the lineup is still TBA, but Ted confirmed his performance via Twitter the other day. (I’ll post more details on the benefit as they become available.)

Ted Leo's Twitter Stream

More Ted Leo US tour dates after the jump.

Ted Leo 2010 US Tour Dates
01/27/2010 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House (Haiti Benefit Show)
03/11/2010 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
03/12/2010 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
03/13/2010 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
03/14/2010 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
03/15/2010 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue.
03/19/2010 Seattle, WA @ Neumos Crystal Ball Reading
03/20/2010 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/21/2010 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/23/2010 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
03/27/2010 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
04/04/2010 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/05/2010 Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
04/07/2010 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
04/08/2010 Washington, DC @ 930 Club
04/09/2010 New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/10/2010 Boston, MA @ Paradise