Dan Mangan Playing The Mercury Lounge Tonight

Dan Mangan at CMJ 2010
Dan Mangan at CMJ
Photo: Jon Klemm (more)

As I mentioned a little while ago, Dan Mangan is in town tonight (Tuesday, July 26) to play an album pre-release gig at the Mercury Lounge with Dear Lions (some tickets for the late show should be available at the door). Here’s a little bit more info on the new album, Oh Fortune, from Dan himself:

The new album is called Oh Fortune. It includes eleven songs. I thought of the title after reading about Gertrude Ederle, a female swimmer who swam the English Channel in the 1920s and crushed the previous world record (held, of course, by a man). She was a massive celebrity for but a moment, and they threw a momentous ticker-tape parade on her return to New York. Neat, hey?

The album will be released on September 27th on a fine label called Arts & Crafts and I must admit, I’m anxious to hear what you think of it. We like it, but, admittedly, it’s a biased opinion. A-hem.

I want you to know things about us. When I refer to us, I mean myself and the band. It feels more like a team effort than ever before. I want you to know that we’re about to play a lot of shows. Aside from some more festivals and odd gigs here and there for the rest of the summer, we’re planning on heading across Canada again later this year.

Having spent so much time abroad, it really is a special thing to tour here at home. It’s not lost on us the amount of support and wonderful encouragement we’ve gotten from Canada. In fact, if your town isn’t on the list below, know that we’re going to be adding a number of other dates, but they’re still just stewing and not ready to properly announce just yet. So please do stay tuned.

It’s been a little while since we toured Canada. So. It’s time. Holy crap, it’s going to be awesome. We’re playing the Orpheum! Do you have any idea how cool that is?

And in the meantime, we hope to see you at one of the many festivals and shows we have planned this summer. Our travels will take us to New York, Colorado, Germany, the UK, Netherlands…and well…let’s just say we’re running out of pages in our passports. [DanManganMusic.com]

More Dan Mangan 2011 tour dates after the jump. (I wouldn’t be surprised if we got another visit from Dan during CMJ 2011.)

Dan Mangan 2011 US and Intl Tour Dates
07/26 New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
07/29 Kaslo, BC – Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival
08/07 Regina, SK – Regina Folk Festival
08/13 Haldern, Germany – Haldern Pop Festival
08/14 N├╝rnberg, Germany – Folk im Park
08/21 Lyons, CO – Rocky Mt Folks Festival
08/31 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotown
09/01 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merelyn
09/03 Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
09/05 Sheffield, UK Soyo
09/06 York, UK – The Duchess
09/07 Liverpool, UK – Leaf
09/09 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
09/10 Seattle, WA – Triple Door *
* with Rhett Miller

Oh Fortune Fall 2011 Canadian Tour
10/14 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
10/15 Kingston, ON – Sydenham United Church
10/16 Montreal, QC – Theatre Outremont
10/17 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
10/19 St John’s, NL – Cochrane United Church
10/22 Fredericton, NB – Wilmot United Church
10/25 Waterloo, ON – Starlight
10/26 London, ON – Aeolian Hall
10/27 Hamilton, ON – The Studio at Hamilton Place
10/28 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/29 Guelph, ON – Dublin Street Church
11/01 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
11/02 Saskatoon, SK – The Broadway Theatre
11/03 Edmonton, AB – McDougal United Church
11/04 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/09 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
11/10 Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall