Michael Penn, Aimee Mann To Tour

Married singer/songwriters to play 11 dates around the time each comes out with new album.

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. 15–17 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. 15–17; New York, N.Y.; Joe's Pub