Surprise Semisonic Show Draws Courtney Love, Howard Jones

Courtney Love and Howard Jones were among the guests on hand for a surprise Semisonic show Saturday night at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, celebrating the end of the band's recent tour with Soul Asylum and Matchbox 20.

The tour actually ended a night later at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, California. The band will take a short break before heading back on the road to headline its own set of fall dates. After that, the band plans to head overseas for a European tour in support of its sophomore album, "Feeling Strangely Fine," which is just being released in many countries abroad.

Semisonic is also preparing to release its next single, "Singing in My Sleep," the video of which was directed by Chris Appelbaum, the same man behind the clip for the band's breakthrough "Closing Time" (see "Semisonic Wants Fans To Sing Them To Sleep For New Video").

The dates for Semisonic's fall tour:

  • 10/7 - Marshall,

    MN @ Southwest State University

  • 10/8 - Des Moines, IA @ Super Toad
  • 10/9 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
  • 10/10 - Stevens Point, WI @ Univ. Of Wisconsin
  • 10/11 - Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theatre
  • 10/13 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
  • 10/14 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
  • 10/15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Metropol
  • 10/16 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 10/17 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • 10/19 - Boston, MA @ Avalon
  • 10/20 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
  • 10/22 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
  • 10/23 - Raleigh, NC @ Ritz
  • 10/28 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
  • 10/29 - San Diego, CA @ Cane's
  • 10/30 - Lancaster, CA @ Performing Arts Center
  • 11/01 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Cajun House