Cat Power To Tour Behind The Covers Album

Singer/songwriter, born Chan Marshall, will hit 15 cities after release of new album.

Cat Power, a.k.a. moody singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, will tour the East and Midwest in the spring, beginning March 24 in Hoboken, N.J.

The 15-city tour, which includes four college shows, follows the planned March 21 release of The Covers Album, Cat Power's third release on Matador Records. The album includes experimental renditions of Bob Dylan's "Kingsport Town" (RealAudio excerpt), the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and the Velvet Underground's "I Found a Reason."

After making several records independently with the help of Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, Marshall signed to Matador and released What Would the Community Think? in 1996. Her soft, ominous voice added intensity to the spare arrangements on such songs as "Good Clean Fun" and the title track (RealAudio excerpt).

After briefly quitting music, Marshall was inspired by a nightmare to record Moon Pix (1998). Backed by the guitarist and drummer of Australia's Dirty Three, the singer used a fuller voice and more instrumental hooks on songs such as "American Flag" (RealAudio excerpt).

Marshall will play guitar and sing without accompaniment throughout the tour.

Cat Power tour dates:

March 24; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's

March 26; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East

March 31; Swarthmore, Pa.; Olde Club, Swarthmore College

April 1; Providence, R.I.; AS220

April 3; Montreal, Quebec; Cabaret Music Hall

April 6; Toronto, Ontario; Horseshoe Tavern

April 7; Detroit, Mich.; Mill Street Entry

April 8; Cleveland, Ohio; Grog Shop

April 10; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Connan Room, Carnegie Mellon University

April 11; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brothers

April 14; Chicago, Ill.; Old Town School of Folk Music

April 15; Madison, Wis.; Rathskellar, University of Wisconsin

April 16; Minneapolis, Minn.; 400 Bar

April 18; Lawrence, Kan.; Bottleneck

April 19; Columbia, Mo.; Stotler Lounge, University of Missouri