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Louris, Olson set tour dates

Monday, December 15, 2008 – Gary Louris and Mark Olson announced Monday the first set of North American tour dates that support their new album "Ready For The Flood."

The music, the first from the former Jayhawks members, Jan. 27, 2009 on New West Records. This is the first new music from the pair since Olson left the Jayhawks in 1995. The dates begin Feb. 3 in Ann Arbor, Mich. and take the duo, performing acoustically, through major North American cities including New York City on Feb. 7 and ending in their home town of Minneapolis on Feb. 21. These dates come off a run in Europe where the pair sold out shows in London, Glasgow, Madrid, Barcelona, Utrecht (Holland), Oslo, Gothenburg (Sweden).

Tour dates are:
Feb. 3 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
Feb. 4 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Feb. 6 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre
Feb. 7 - New York, NY - Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Feb. 9 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theatre
Feb. 10 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
Feb. 11 - Carrboro, NC - ArtsCenter
Feb. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
Feb. 14 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
Feb. 15 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern
Feb. 17 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
Feb. 18 - Columbia, MO - Mojo's
Feb. 19 - Cedar Rapids, IA - CSPS
Feb. 20 - Chicago, IL - Park West
Feb. 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity

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