José González’s revived old band Junip goes on tour

José González's revived old band Junip goes on tour

Remember José González? Sure you do, you probably had his cover of The Knife’s song “Heartbeats” on some sappy mix CD somewhere. Well, González has emerged from hiding with a new… err, old band in tow. Originally formed in the late 90s, Junip was González’s band before his singer/songwriter career took off. González has announced that he’s reforming Junip for an EP and full-length album (TMT report), in addition to a freshly announced summer tour. The still-untitled releases will come out later this year on Mute Records. In a press release, González said about his band, “We are really happy to have had the time to write and record these songs and now are excited to have the opportunity to play them live.” He’s probably stoked to be relevant again, too.

Junip on the road:

05.28.10 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06.08.10 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
06.09.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
06.10.10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06.12.10 - Milawukee, WI - Turner Hall
06.13.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
06.16.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Eagle Rock Arts Center
06.18.10 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
06.19.10 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project
07.21.10 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands - De Affaire Festival
07.23.10 - Gent, Belgium - Boomtown Festival
08.12-14.10 - Rees-Haldern am Niederrhein, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival
08.12-14.10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08.15.10 - Leicester, UK - Summer Sundae Festival

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