Brendan Benson May Tour Dates Announced 2012

Brendan Benson May Tour Dates Announced 2012

With new album What Kind Of World out April 30th on Lojinx, Brendan Benson returns to the Europe for a run of live dates from May 21st. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday.

UK & Europe Tour dates:

16th May, PARIS, Nouveau Casino

17th May, BARCELONA, Apollo 2

18th May, MADRID, Moby Dick

21st May, PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms

22nd May, LONDON, Scala

23rd May, MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge

24th May, DUBLIN, The Button Factory

Self-produced and recorded in the analog-only environs of Nashville's "Welcome to 1979" studios, Brendan's new long player What Kind Of World features members of Big Star, Ryan Adams' the Cardinals and Phantom Planet.

Co-founder of The Raconteurs, Benson has spent a lifetime spread across four states, from a childhood spent on the outskirts of New Orleans, to his years in Detroit, Michigan, sojourns in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and a more recent relocation to Nashville, Tennessee. With five solo albums, one as Well & Goode and two albums apiece with The Mood Elevator and Raconteurs, he has captured his own America in finely hewn pop.

Created as an outlet for his own writing and production work, Benson's Nashville based label Readymade Records & Publishing will follow the release of What Kind Of World with the debut album from Young Hines in May, produced by Benson himself. Both albums will be released in the UK and Europe by Lojinx

Brendan Benson will be performing the new material and beloved classics in a string of UK & European dates in May.

** Brendan Benson's "What Kind Of World" will be released on Lojinx in UK & Europe on 30th of April, on heavyweight vinyl LP in addition to CD and digital formats.

** Young Hines "Give Me My Change" out on Lojinx on 7th of May.