The Books Tour, Premiere New Songs/Video Presentations at Upcoming Dates, Call Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton Just to Say Hey

How many books do you think you’ve read since The Books’ 2005 effort Lost and Safe (TMT Review )? 50? Maybe a bit more? Is 50 too conservative of a ballpark for all you Joe and Jane Colleges out there? Well, no matter what your reading habits may be, I’m sure all you beautiful butterflies have done a whole lot of growing in the four years since the dulcet collage of a new Books album emanated from your speakers. Sure, their teeny tiny EP of elevator music dropped in 2006, but it’s been far too long since you had yourself a fresh Books LP to plonk onto/into the stereo. Lucky for you, then, that The Books have got a whole mess of new material, and they want you to hear it!

Unfortunately, The Books aren’t releasing a new album just yet. But on the bright side, fans can expect to hear a whole mess of new pickin’ and pastchin’ on the band’s upcoming tour. Along with the new tunes, The Books went to the trouble of trudging through hours and hours of found video to prepare a series of video collages to accompany their live set. Awww, ain’t that sweet of them? While the new pieces are all eventually going to be part of a new album, right now fans will just have to get all that good Bookery in person or in, you know, a book. Either way, you’re going to learn something and probably get kind of gassy.
08.14.09 - Raleigh, NC - The Lincoln Theatre
08.15.09 - Asheville, NC - Diana Wortham Theatre
09.15.09 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church Sanctuary *
09.16.09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum *
09.17.09 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center *
09.18.09 - Grand Rapids, MI - Ladies Literary Club *
09.19.09 - Urbana, IL - Krannert Center *
09.20.09 - St Louis, MO - The Luminary Center for the Arts *
09.22.09 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum
09.23.09 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
09.25.09 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern *
09.26.09 - Princeton, NJ - Terrace F. Club *
11.25.09 - Vancouver, BC - The Cultch

* Lymbyc Systym

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