Soul Asylum Previews "Candy From A Stranger" Live Online

Minneapolis outfit Soul Asylum will preview material from its new album, "Candy From A Stranger," by playing live at Sony Studios in New York City on April 13 and 14. The performances will be cybercast on the band's website at on both days from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST.

Fans can also watch and listen in as Soul Asylum entertains a veritable media blitz of interviews with various radio stations to help promote the release of the new album, which is due in stores May 12, as well as its new tour, which is also slated to kick-off in May as well.

One song sure to be on the set list is the band's latest summer single, "I Will Still Be Laughing".

As we previously reported (see "Soul Asylum Surfaces With New Album, New Drummer -- Maybe"), the band recorded "Candy From A Stranger" late last year in Miami with producer Chris Kimsey.

The performances

and press conferences will also give internet users a chance to see whether the band introduces Charlie Quintana as its new drummer or has tapped another replacement for Sterling Campbell, who handled the sticks on Asylum's last album, 1995's "Let Your Dim Light Shine."

Soul Asylum will kick off its tour with a radio-sponsored concert on May 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina and will then will make the rounds at other radio festivals, including stops in Washington, Dallas and Boston.

No other dates have been announced for Soul Asylum's spring tour, but we'll keep you posted.