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Tour Alert: Fiona Apple Announces Summer Dates

Plus: new dates for Dirty Projectors, James, Deer Tick, James McCartney and Ceremony

Fiona Apple performs at Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas.
Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
April 9, 2012 3:00 PM ET

Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple has announced a summer tour in promotion of her upcoming album The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do, out June 19th – her first album since 2005's Extraordinary Machine.

6/19 Ithaca, NY - State Theatre
6/20 Baltimore, MD - Lyric Opera House
6/22 Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
6/23 Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park
6/24 New York, NY - Randall's Island
6/26 Washington, DC - Warner Theatre                                              
6/27 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
6/29 Danbury, CT - Ives Concert Park
6/30 Boston, MA - Citi Performing Arts Center
7/1 Portland, ME - State Theatre
7/3 Montreal, QC - Olympia Theatre
7/4 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
7/6 Cleveland Hts., OH - Cain Park
7/7 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
7/10 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
7/11 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
7/13 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
7/14 St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
7/16 Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
7/17 Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC
7/20 Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah   
7/24 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum
7/25  Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
7/26  Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert
7/28  Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
7/29 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium

Dirty Projectors
In anticipation of the forthcoming release of their sixth album, Swing Lo Magellan, Dirty Projectors have announced a North American summer tour. The tour will begin with three dates in Canada, followed by numerous dates across the U.S. Swing Lo Magellan is set to release on July 10th.

7/8 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
7/10 Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park*^
7/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls*
7/13 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival*
7/14 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater*
7/15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
7/17 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant^
7/18 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater^
7/20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Nightclub^
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue^
7/23 Seattle, WA – Showbox^
7/25 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
7/27 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater^
7/28 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern^
7/29 San Diego, CA – House of Blues^
7/31 Marfa, TX – The Crowley Theatre^
8/2 Austin, TX – Emo's East^
8/3 Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater^
8/4 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues^
8/6 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
8/7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
8/9 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
8/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
8/11 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
8/13 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
8/14 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
8/15 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
8/16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^
8/18 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
*with Purity Ring
^with Wye Oak

James
The U.K. band returns to North America for the first time since their critically praised 2010 tour, in support of their two-disc album The Morning After the Night Before.

4/9 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
4/11 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
4/12 Los Angeles, CA – The El Rey
4/13 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/15 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Café On The Strip
4/16 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
4/18 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
4/19 San Diego, CA – The House Of Blues
4/20 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Deer Tick
Partisan Records officially announces that Deer Tick will once again be heading out on the campaign trail, supporting their non-partisan platform known as 2011's LP Divine Providence and their new EP, Tim, which should effectively solidify their reputation on both sides of the aisle.

4/19 Springfield, MA - John Boyle O'Reilly Club
4/20 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony*
4/22 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church*
4/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre*
4/24 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge*
4/27 Oxford, MS - Double Decker Festival
4/28 Dallas, TX - The Loft*
4/29 Austin, TX - Antones*
4/30 San Antonio, TX - Korova*
5/01 Laredo, TX - Old No. 2*
5/02 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace*
5/03 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
5/05 San Diego, CA - Casbah*
5/05 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey*
5/06 Santa Ana, CA - Yost Theater*
5/08 Las Vegas, NV - Aruba*
5/09 Reno, NV - Cargo CommRow*
5/10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge*
5/11 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Tavern*
5/13 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre*
5/15 Lawrence, KS - Granada*
5/16 St Louis, MO - Firebird*
5/18 Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose*
5/19 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews*
5/20 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room*
5/21 Rapid City, SD - Crystal Cave*
5/22 Billings, MT - Manny's*
5/23 Missoula, MT - Top Hat*
5/25 Portland, OR - Mission Theatre*
5/27 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
5/29 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo*
5/30 Vancouver, BC - Commodore*
6/06 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium*
6/07 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave*
6/08 Madison, WI - Majestic Theater*
6/09 Chicago, IL - Metro*
6/10 Detroit, MI - Magic Bag*
6/11 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*
6/12 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks*
6/13 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa*
6/14 Windham, VT - The Friendly Gathering
6/15 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club*
6/17 Croton Park, NY - Clearwater Music Festival
7/15 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
7/28 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival

James McCartney
The son of Sir Paul McCartney will play his largest headlining shows to date in his first North American tour. McCartney will be hitting many major cities, plus performances at the Bamboozle and Sasquatch festivals, in support of his latest album The Complete EP Collection

5/11 Amityville, NY - Ollie's
5/13 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus 
5/15 Toronto, ON - Great Hall  
5/19 Asbury Park, NJ - Bamboozle Festival  
5/22 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge 
5/25 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival  
5/29 San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House 
5/30 San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord 
5/31 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre 
6/4 San Diego, CA - House Of Blues  
6/7 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre  
6/8 Montville, CT - Mohegan Sun  
6/10 Philadelphia, PA - World Café 
6/11 Washington, DC - Fillmore  

Ceremony 
In support of their latest album, Zoo, these California rockers will take the stage for their longest stretch on the road yet, with over 25 dates confirmed and more to come.

4/13 Chicago, IL - Subterranean 
4/14  Milwaukee, WI - Borg Ward 
4/20 Cambridge, MA - The Democracy Center 
4/21 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary 
4/22 Washington, DC - RAS Hall
4/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5 
4/23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge 
5/27 Oakland, CA-   The New Parish 
5/28 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones 
5/29 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room 
5/30 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad 
5/31 Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
6/1 Austin, TX - Chaos In Tejas at Beauty Ballroom
6/3 Austin, TX - Chaos In Tejas at The Mohawk 
6/5 Gainesville, FL - The Backyard

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