Aimee Mann, Michael Penn Take Husband-Wife Show On Road

Singer-songwriter spouses Aimee Mann and Michael Penn will head out on the road later this month for a brief joint tour, scheduled to kick off on January 25 in San Francisco and conclude on February 17 in New York City.

Mann, the former 'Til Tuesday frontwoman, was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for "Save Me," a song featured on the soundtrack to the new Paul Thomas Anderson flick, "Magnolia." She also contributed eight other songs to the soundtrack, including a cover of Harry Nilsson's "One," which has been featured in trailers for the movie. (The song originally appeared on the 1995 tribute album "For The Love Of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson.")

In a unique twist, Penn, who married Mann back in 1997, helped to compose the score for Anderson's previous film, "Boogie Nights" (see "Michael Penn Sets The Mood For 'Boogie Nights'"), and appeared in the picture as studio engineer Nick, who oversaw Dirk Diggler and

Reed Rothchild's music sessions.

As for Penn, he's preparing to release his fourth album, titled "MP4 (Days Since A Lost Time Accident)" on February 1. The LP marks Penn's second record for Epic Records, following 1997's critically acclaimed "Resigned," the title of which alluded to the five-year gap between "Resigned" and his second record, 1992's "Free-For-All," his last for RCA.

Dates for the Aimee Mann-Michael Penn tour:

  • 1/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's 365 Club
  • 1/28 - Portland, Oregon @ Aladdin Theater
  • 1/29 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
  • 2/7 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern
  • 2/8 - Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere Music Hall
  • 2/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
  • 2/12 - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater
  • 2/13 - Providence, RI @ Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2/15 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
  • 2/16 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
  • 2/17 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub

-- David Basham