AC Newman Added As Special Guest to Eugene Mirman Fundraiser Show, Releasing New Record, Touring (Bowery, Maxwell’s)

AC Newman – Shut Down The Streets (10/09/12)
AC Newman
AC Newman – “I’m not Talking” (mp3)

Hey, remember when I wrote about the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Fundraiser that’s happening tomorrow night at The Bell House? Well, it turns out that one of the “Special Guests” has been revealed and it is non-other than New Pornographer front-man (and fellow ex-pat Canuck) AC “Carl” Newman. As some of you may know, Carl has put out a few solo records under the AC Newman moniker and he’s about to release another one entitled Shut Down the Streets which is due out on Oct 9 via Matador Records. Carl is hitting the road in the fall in support of SDTS and will play the Bowery Ballroom on Oct 22 (Buy Tickets) and Maxwell’s on Oct 24 (Buy Tickets). If you’d like to see Mr. Newman preview some tracks off his new record a little sooner than that, you can come out to The Bell House on Friday night (Aug 24) and support the cause (Buy Tickets).

More AC Newman tour dates after the jump.

AC Newman 2012 Tour Dates
Oct 21 Lee’s Palace Toronto, Canada
Oct 22 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 23 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Oct 24 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Oct 25 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Oct 26 Black Cat Washington, DC
Oct 27 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
Oct 28 The EARL Atlanta, GA
Oct 29 Duck Room at Blueberry Hill St Louis, MO
Oct 30 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Nov 01 Turf Club St Paul, MN
Nov 02 West End Cultural Centre Winnipeg, Canada
Nov 03 Amigo’s Saskatoon, Canada
Nov 05 Starlite Room Edmonton, Canada
Nov 06 THE REPUBLIK Calgary, Canada
Nov 08 The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
Nov 09 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
Nov 10 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Nov 12 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Nov 13 The Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14 The Casbah San Diego, CA