Barenaked Ladies To Launch Tour, New LP

Canadian pop-rockers also set to debut video.

MTV News Online

Canadian pop-rock group Barenaked Ladies will launch the first leg of an extensive U.S. tour on Sept. 22 in Detroit, to support their upcoming album, Maroon.

The follow-up to 1998's quadruple-platinum Stunt is scheduled for release Sept. 12, and its first single, "Pinch Me," was shipped to radio last week. Fans can head to the band's official Web site (www.bnlmusic.com) to hear the single along with another new song, "Falling for the First," in full-length streaming audio. A new track will be added each week until the album's release.

The band is also set to debut the video for "Pinch Me," shot recently in Culver City, Calif., by director Phil Harder. Harder directed the band's video for "Get in Line", from the soundtrack for the television show "King of the Hill," as well as the videos for Foo Fighters' "Next Year" and Incubus' "Stellar." The new video features a cameo appearance by "Will & Grace" actor (and fellow Canadian) Eric McCormack.

The tour is expected to stretch well into 2001; so far, only a partial list of dates in September and October has been announced.

Barenaked Ladies tour dates:

Sept. 22; Detroit, Mich.; Pine Knob

Sept. 23; Boston, Mass.; Suffolk Downs (Mixfest)

Sept. 24; Chicago, Ill.; UIC Arena

Sept. 26; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Van Andel Arena

Sept. 27; Cleveland, Ohio; Gund Arena

Sept. 28; Cincinnati, Ohio; Firstar Center

Sept. 30; St. Paul, Minn.; Xcel Energy Center

Oct. 1; Kansas City, Mo.; Kemper Arena

Oct. 3; Houston, Texas; Compaq Center

Oct. 4; Dallas, Texas; Reunion Arena

Oct. 5; Austin, Texas; Frank Irwin Center

Oct. 10; Los Angeles, Calif.; The Forum

Oct. 11; Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheater

Oct. 13; Portland, Ore.; Rose Garden Arena

Oct. 14; Seattle, Wash.; Key Arena

Oct. 16; Salt Lake City, Utah; E-Center

Oct. 17; Denver, Colo.; Pepsi Center

Oct. 20; St. Louis, Mo.; Kiel Center

Oct. 21; Columbus, Ohio; Nationwide Center

Oct. 22; Nashville, Tenn.; Gaylord Center

Oct. 23; Atlanta, Ga.; Philips Center

Oct. 25; Orlando, Fla.; TD Waterhouse Center

Oct. 27; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Oct. 28; Philadelphia, Pa.; The Spectrum

— Sorelle Saidman