Three iconic alternative pop/rock acts will hit the road together this fall: Fountains Of Wayne, Soul Asylum, and Evan Dando of The Lemonheads. Each will bring along their own deep catalog of melodic, guitar-driven songs, including a handful of bonafide pop smashes.
Fountains Of Wayne have released five critically lauded LPs, beginning with their self-titled 1996 debut, which spawned modern rock hits like “Radiation Vibe” and “Sink To The Bottom.” But, ironically, it was their third album, 2003’s Welcome Interstate Managers, that earned them a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, as well as a pop breakthrough with the single “Stacy’s Mom.” Their most recent full-length release is Sky Full Of Holes.
Minneapolis’ Soul Asylum started out recording for legendary indie Twin-Tone in the mid-80s, but achieved multiplatinum major-label success in the 90s with their albums Grave Dancers Union and Let Your Dim Light Shine, which contained ubiquitous hit singles like “Runaway Train,” “Somebody To Shove,” and “Misery.” Their latest releases are the 2012 album Delayed Reaction and the new covers EP, No Fun Intended.
Evan Dando has been fronting The Lemonheads since he was a teenager in Boston in the mid-80s. After signing with Atlantic Records in the 90s, the band had a string of alternative and college radio hits, became MTV staples with their cover of “Mrs. Robinson,” and Dando graced the covers of countless magazines. In the 2000s Dando released a solo album, Baby I’m Bored, and continued to release music and tour under the Lemonheads moniker with various lineups. In 2012, Laughing All The Way To The Cleaners, a 2-disc compilation of Lemonheads’ recordings for Atlantic, was released.
The first Fountains Of Wayne/Soul Asylum/Evan Dando shows to be announced are below (with more shows to be announced soon):
26 Northampton, MA Iron Horse*
27 Portland, ME Asylum **
28 Burlington, VT Higher Ground*
30 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
1 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
2 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
5 New York, NY Webster Hall
6 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music Hall
8 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
9 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
11 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
12 Derry, NH Stockbridge Theater
14 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
15 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
17 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
18 Chicago, IL The Vic
19 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
* Fountains of Wayne Only
** Fountains of Wayne and Soul Asylum only