Singer/songwriter spouses Aimee Mann and Michael Penn will hit the road together this month in support of their respective new albums.
The 11-date tour will kick off Jan. 25 at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco and wind up with a three-night stand Feb. 1517 at Joe's Pub in New York, according to representatives for Mann.
Mann's latest release is the soundtrack to "Magnolia," the new film from
"Boogie Nights" director Paul Thomas Anderson. The album features nine
new songs from the former lead singer of '80s alt-pop group 'Til Tuesday,
best known for their hit "Voices Carry" (RealAudio excerpt).
In addition to two songs by '70s pop group Supertramp, the "Magnolia"
soundtrack features such new Mann songs as "Momentum," "Build That Wall,"
"Deathly," "Driving Sideways" (RealAudio
excerpt) and "You Do." Mann also covers the 1969 Three Dog Night
hit "One" on the soundtrack to the sprawling film, which is already drawing
Academy Award talk for actor Tom Cruise's brief performance.
Penn is slated to release his fourth album, MP4 (Days Since a Lost
Time Accident), Feb. 1. The 10-track album continues the singer's
fascination with lush, Beatles-esque pop soundscapes, especially on the
tracks "High Time," "Perfect Candidate" and "Trampoline," which feature
backing vocals from Mann.
Also lending a hand on the album Penn's first since 1997's
Resigned are ex-Grant Lee Buffalo singer Grant Lee Phillips
("Whole Truth," "High Time") and Penn's younger brother, actor Chris Penn,
who lends backing vocals to the song "FootDown." Penn is best known for
the hit "No Myth" (RealAudio
excerpt), from March, his 1989 debut. Other tracks on the
singer's new album include "Don't Let Me Go" and "Out of Its Misery."
Aimee Mann/Michael Penn tour dates:
Jan. 25; San Francisco, Calif.; Bimbo's 365 Club
Jan. 28; Portland, Ore.; Aladdin Theater
Jan. 29; Seattle, Wash.; Show Box
Feb. 7; Annapolis, Md.; Ramshead Tavern
Feb. 8; Alexandria, Va.; Birchmere Music Hall
Feb. 11; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of the Living Arts
Feb. 12; Somerville, Mass.; Somerville Theater
Feb. 13; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Feb. 1517; New York, N.Y.; Joe's Pub