The Smithereens have announced a U.S. tour that kicks off June 15 in Wilmington, Delaware, and ends Nov. 13 in York, Pennsylvania.
The New Jersey-based quartet will return to their home state for a performance at the WXPN XPoNential Music Festival in Camden on July 22; they'll play New York City’s Rocking River Cruise on July 28.
The band released a new album, 2011 in April. It's their first studio album of original material in 12 years and the first since original bass player Mike Mesaros left the band. Severo Jornacion replaced Mesaros in 2006.
The new album has received praise, with Mix Magazine stating, “15 seconds into their superb new release, there's no doubt The Smithereens are back.” Rolling Stone has drawn comparisons to Nick Lowe, The Byrds and Elvis Costello. 2011 was produced by Don Dixon.
Summer tour dates are as follows:
06/15 - Wilmington, DE @ World Cafe Live
06/16 - Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolftrap w/ Southside Johnny
06/17 - Akron, OH @ The Tangier
06/18 - Mount Pocono, Pa @ Mt. Airy Casino Resort
06/19 - Fairfield, CT @ Stage One
06/24 - Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines Art Festival
07/09 - Chicago, IL @ Roscoe Village Burger Festival
07/10 - South Orange, NJ @ Maplestock
07/22 - Camden, NJ @ Wiggins Park: WXPN XPoNential Music Festival
07/28 - New York, NY @ Rocking River Cruise
07/29 - Old Saybrook, CT @ Katherine Hepburn Arts Center
07/30 - Natick, MA @ Center for Arts in Natick
07/31 - Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean Music Hall
08/12 - Edmunds, WA @ A Taste of Edmunds
09/05 - Sausalito, CA @ Sausalito Arts Festival
09/10 - Yorktown Heights, NY @ Yorktown Grange Fair
09/18 - Clark, NJ @ Union County Fair
10/07 - Easton, MD @ Avalon Theatre
10/08 - Bethlehem, PA @ Artsquest
11/13 - York, PA @ Strand Pac Capitol
Here's the video for "Sorry" from the new album: