Barenaked Ladies release rare tracks, launch tour

A collection of rarities highlighting The Barenaked Ladies’ years at Reprise Records will come up just in time for the band’s 2012 summer tour.

“Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before” will be released May 8 on Rhino records. It features 10 unreleased tracks and two hard-to-find recordings. The previously unreleased tracks are “I Don’t Get It Anymore;” “Half A Heart;” demos of “Old Apartment,” “Long While” and “Second Best;” a performance of “Shake Your Rump” live at the Santa Maria Hilton Oct. 13, 1994; “Same Thing” performed live; “Teenage Wastelhand performed at Massey Hall April 3, 1993; “I Can, I Will, I Do;” and an outtake of “Adrift.” Pull’s Break remix of “One Week” and “Yes, Yes, Yes” (previously available only as a U.K. B-side or as a bonus track from the deluxe version of “Everything To Everyone”) also are featured.

Barenaked Ladies Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before!The Last Summer on Earth tour kicks off July 6. Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and The Monsters and Cracker also will be in the bill. Tour dates, cities and venues are:

July 6: Toledo, Ohio, Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
July 7: Rochester, N.Y., Marvin Sands PAC
July 8: Dayton, Ohio, Fraze Pavilion
July 9: Chicago, Charter One Pavilion
July 11: Vienna, Va., Wolftrap
July 12: Raleigh, N.C., Raleigh Amphitheatre
July 13: Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre
July 14: Charleston, S.C., Family Circle Stadium
July 16: Alpharetta, Ga., Verizon Amphitheatre
July 17: Tampa, Fla., Ask Gary Amphitheatre
July 18: West Palm Beach, Fla., Cruzan Amphiteatre
July 20: Houston, Cynthia Woods
July 21: Austin, Texas, ACL at Moody Theatre
July 22: Dallax, Gexa Amphitheatre
July 24: Albuquerque, N.M., Sandia Casino
July 25: Phoenix, Comerica Theatre
July 27: Los Angeles, Gibson Amphiteatre
July 28: Las Vegas, The Joint @ Hard Rock
July 29: San Diego, Harrah’s Rincon
July 31: Saratoga, Calif., Mountain Winery
Aug. 2: Boise, Idaho, Botanical Gardens
Aug. 3: Redmond, Wash., Marymoor
Aug. 9: Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah’s Council Bluffs
Aug. 10: West Allis, Wis., Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Aug. 11: Detroit, DTE Amphitheatre
Aug. 12: Indianapolis, The Lawn at White River S.P.
Aug. 14: Wantagh, N.Y., Jones Beach
Aug. 15: Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing
Aug. 17: Bethelehem, Pa., Sands Event Center
Aug. 18: Boston, Bank of America Pavilion
Aug. 19: Bangor, Maine, Bangor Waterfront
Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com

 

 

 

 

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