Better Than Ezra is celebrating signing with The End Records this week by announcing a run of spring dates in the U.S. The New Orleans-based alternative rockers will make their way to New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.
The group is working on the follow-up to its seventh studio album, 2009’s Paper Empire. The LP was the first to feature drummer Michael Jerome, who took over for Travis McNabb.
Better Than Ezra’s as-yet-untitled debut on The End Records is expected to be released this summer.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, La.
May 6, 2011
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to team up with The End,” vocalist/guitarist Kevin Griffin in a statement. “With this upcoming album, it was really about exploring and reinventing a band that has been together for 25 years while staying true to who we are as artists.”
Before the spring tour officially begins, Better Than Ezra will take part in hometown Mardi Gras festivities by playing House Of Blues March 1.
Here’s the plan for the tour:
April 23 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza Powered By Klipsch
April 24 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
April 26 – Westbury, N.Y., The Space At Westbury
April 27 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
April 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts
April 30 – Atlanta, Ga., Variety Playhouse
May 3 – New Orleans, La., Fairgrounds Racecourse (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival)
A presale for select dates is ongoing now. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 14.
Visit BetterThanEzra.com for more info.