The Lemonheads have announced US tour dates in support of their June 23 new album of covers, Varshons. Varshons was produced by Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes and features cameos from Liv Tyler and Kate Moss. Varshons is the first Lemonheads' album in three years, following up their self-titled release in 2006.
The Lemonheads lineup has changed drastically over the years and at one time included indie darling Juliana Hatfield. For Varshons, Evan Dando teamed up with Vess Ruhtenburg (bass) and Devon Ashley (drums).
As for the eclectic song selections on Varshons, Dando likened it to a greatest hits mix tape on the band's official web site.
The Boston-area natives will kick off their tour at home May 30 before heading to the west coast. The tour ends in Washington DC on June 30.
Varshons Complete Tracklisting
- "I Just Can't Take It Anymore" (Gram Parsons)
- "Fragile" (Wire)
- "Layin' Up With Linda" (G.G. Allin)
- "Waiting Around To Die" (Townes Van Zandt)
- "Green Fuz" (Randy Alvey & Green Fuz)
- "Yesterlove" (Sam Gopal)
- "Dirty Robot" v/ Kate Moss (Arling & Cameron)
- "Dandelion Seeds" (July)
- "Mexico" (Fuckemos)
- "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" f/ Liv Tyler (Leonard Cohen)
- "Beautiful" (Linda Perry)
The Lemonheads' US Tour Dates
- Boston, MA, DCR Hatch Memorial Shell Earth Fest (May 30)
- San Diego, CA, The Casbah (June 8)
- Los Angeles, CA, Spaceland (9)
- San Francisco, CA, Slim’s (10)
- Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern (12)
- Portland, OR, Mission Theatre (13)
- Salt Lake City, UT, Liquid Joe's (15)
- Denver, CO, Larimer Lounge (16)
- Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock (18)
- Chicago, IL, Abbey Pub (19, 20)
- Ferndale, MI, The Magic Bag (21)
- Cleveland Heights, OH, Grog Shop (22)
- Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's (24)
- New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom (25)
- Baltimore, MD, Ottobar (26)
- Washington, DC, Black Cat (27)