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Louris, Olson add tour dates

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – Gary Louris and Mark Olson added North American tour dates to support their new album "Ready For The Flood" (New West Records) in April. This is the first new music from the pair since Olson left the Jayhawks in 1995.

The new dates, including California and Seattle, follow a run on the East Coast where the pair sold out shows in New York City, Atlanta, St Louis, Philadelphia and Minneapolis.

Prior to that, the duo will play several times during South By Southwest in Austin mid-March including The Soundexchange/National Music Publishers' Association showcase (May 17 at the Victorian Room at the Driskill), a performance at the New West Records day party (March 18 at Club Deville) and the KUT showcase (3/20 at Momo's).

New tour dates are:

Monday April 6 - Seattle, WA / Triple Door

Tuesday April 7 - Portland, OR / Aladdin Mark Olson and Gary Louris; photo by Darren Ankenman

Thursday April 9 - San Francisco, CA/Great American Music Hall

Friday April 10 - Santa Cruz / The Crepe Place

Saturday April 11 - Los Angeles, CA / Largo At The Coronet

Sunday April 12 - Solana Beach, CA / Belly Up

Monday April 13 - Tucson, AZ / Club Congress

Wednesday April 15 - Santa Fe, NM / Santa Fe Brewing Company

Friday April 17 - Dallas, TX / Sons Of Hermann Hall

Saturday April 18 - Austin, TX / Antone's

More dates will be added.

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